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Rita Schiavo Mangione of New Hope died Friday evening November 9, 2012 with her family at her side at Jefferson Hospital of the Neurosciences, Philadelphia. She was 78.

Born in Philadelphia Rita was the beloved wife of 59 years to Pasquale J. Mangione, Jr., and the daughter of the late William and Mary (Siravo) Schiavo.

Rita was born and raised in South Philadelphia, was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, class of 1952. Rita was a resident of Holland for over 25 years before moving to Buckingham Springs in 1995. She was a consummate wife, mother and homemaker, who took extra special care in making sure her home, was a loving and happy environment for her family. After she accomplished that, Rita went to work for the County of Bucks as a clerk in the purchasing department for 8 years. She was an avid bowler who played on several church teams, and looked forward to playing bingo and other games of chance. She will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted family and her many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, Rita is survived by her devoted children and their spouses; Pasquale J. III and his wife Kathleen, Michael A. and his wife Linda, Lisa M. LeBlanc and her husband Harvey, Rita E. Menzen and her husband Bruce, Carl W. and his wife Christine, Michelle A. Modica and her husband Michael and David C. Mangione and his wife Maria. She is also survived by her brother William Schiavo and his wife Diane, and 12 grandchildren; Angela (Josh), CJ (Danielle), Kyle, Christina, Nicholas, Tracy, PJ, Dina, Courtney, Taylor, Danielle, and Marissa and 4 great grandchildren; Cameron, Carter, Cody and Connor.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings Tuesday evening November 13, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.(at Holland Rd.)Richboro and to her Funeral Mass 11:30am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, Holland.

Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St. Columbus Ohio 43214

Viewings Tuesday evening November 13, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.(at Holland Rd.)Richboro.
November 14 2012 - 11:30 am
St. Bede the Venerable Church
1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA
St. John Neumann Cemetery
3797 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914
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On November 12th, 2012 at 01:41 pm, Kenny & Kirsten Houser wrote...

We are so sorry for your loss, and our prayers are with your family at this difficult time!

On November 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm, Deb and Ken Margulies wrote...

Our hearts go out to you Pat, and to your children and grandchildren as well. Everyone who knew her is aware of the indelible legacy Rita has left to all of them; style, tenacity, family adhesion, a strong work ethic, generosity, self reliance, self confidence and of course that beautiful smile seen in the above photo. That is the Rita we will always remember and love.

On November 12th, 2012 at 11:37 am, Anita Falasco (Ciarmellano) wrote...

I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing and had to send my condolences to her family. I remember your Mom as a young woman with a lot of energy and a lot of love for all of her children. As I think of her it makes me smile and laugh a little. I haven't seen your family for close to 40 years, you may remember me as the girl that Pat took to her senior prom. I remember Lisa telling me the prom picture made it to the piano. What a compliment. Your Mother is at peace and will always be with you. May God bless all of you at this difficult time.

On November 12th, 2012 at 09:54 am, Ann & Frank Viola wrote...

One of the most beautiful woman inside and out it has ever been my privilege of knowing. Her family is a reflection of the legacy she's left on this earth. Heartfelt condolences to all of her family.

On November 12th, 2012 at 08:04 am, Nikki Davis wrote...

I am so sorry for your loss. May you gain comfort and hope from the promises Jehovah has laid out for us in the scriptures. John 5:28,29

On November 12th, 2012 at 08:03 am, Donna D'Orazio Trottnow wrote...

To the entire Mangione Family, my prayers and thoughts are with you and Mrs. Mangione. She was a wonderful and funny woman. I will miss seeing her at St. Bedes when I was home visiting.

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