Elizabeth Corotto


December 5, 2018

Elizabeth Corotto, 95, formerly of Hazleton, passed away peacefully Wednesday with her family by her side.  Elizabeth was a resident of Ridgeview Nursing Home, Shenandoah, for the past 6 years.  Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Forte) Manganelli.

In 1947, she married Samuel J. Corotto of Girardville and raised her family there.  She worked in the local garment industry for 47 years.  After Samuel’s death, she returned to Hazleton to live with her sister and best friend, Marion (Aunt Mame) Manganelli for 25 years.  They were active members in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.  She lived a beautiful life

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Samuel in 1983; brothers Frank, Alphonso, Neil and Pasquale Manganelli; and sisters Jenny Cusate, Marion Manganelli, and Josephine Carado; and a grandson and granddaughter.

Surviving are her daughter Candida and her husband Chally Gannon; son James Samuel Corotto and his wife Kathy; grandchildren Paul Samuel Corotto and his wife Mallory, Scott Johnston, and Anthony James Corotto and his wife Gina; great grandsons Owen Samuel Corotto and Russell Fort; great granddaughters Lilah Wynter Corotto and Gabrielle Fort; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 11th, at 10 A.M. in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fountain Springs.  The family will receive friends in the church on Tuesday morning from 9-10 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, 750 N. Vine St., Hazleton.  

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