Alphonse J. Manganelli
Alphonse J. Manganelli, 95, peacefully passed from time to eternity on Sunday December 18. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late James and Mary (Forte) Manganelli. He was retired from the former Navy Ship Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, PA. Alphonse was a US Army WWII veteran having obtained the rank of sergeant, served in England with the 357th Fighter Group, 66th Fighter Wing, 3rd Air Division at Leiston Airfield. There he refitted the onboard machine guns for American fighter planes that provided escort cover for American bombing raids over Germany. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church. Alphonse was preceded in death by his wife Cecelia (Barbush), three brothers and three sisters. Surviving are his two daughters, Maria Naylor (Leonard) of Johnstown and Ann Delp (Daniel), one sister Elizabeth Corotto, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:30AM at his church. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6PM-8PM at the Gilbert L Dailey Funeral Home, Penbrook. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church Capital Campaign Fund, 2848 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103. The Dailey Funeral Home is honored to serve the Manganelli family.