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Josephine (Falzone) Osmin
OSMIN JOSEPHINE (nee Falzone), suddenly of Nov. 19, 2005, beloved mother of the late Carole A. Mangeri; dear mother-in-law of Salvitore W. "Sonny" Mangeri; loving grandmother of Lori and Steven A. Mangeri; dear sister of Michael Falzone and Lena Pannebecker; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Wed. 8:45 A.M. from Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 11th and Jackson Sts. Phila. Funeral Mass 9:30 A.M. Int. S.S. Peter and Paul Cem. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to the Epiphany Church would be appreciated. GRASSO F. H.
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 11/21/2005.
Carole A. (Osmin) Mangeri
MANGERI CAROLE A. (nee Osmin), suddenly on Nov. 19, 2005, beloved wife of Salvatore W. "Sonny", devoted mother of Lori Mangeri and Steven A. Mangeri; loving daughter of the late Josephine and Arthur Osmin; dear sister-in-law of Annette Mangeri; also survived by her dear cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing and Funeral Wed. 8:45 A.M. from Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 11th and Jackson Sts. Phila. Funeral Mass 9:30 A.M. Int. S.S. Peter and Paul Cem. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to the Epiphany Church would be appreciated. GRASSO F.H. Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 11/21/2005.
S. Phila. rowhouse fire kills 2 women
By Christine Schiavo Inquirer Staff Writer
A South Philadelphia woman and her elderly mother died yesterday morning in a fast-moving fire that quickly destroyed their rowhouse.Steven Mangeri, 34, said his mother, Carole, who was in her 60s, and his grandmother, Josephine Osmin, 96, were physically unable to get out of the house on the 1100 block of Wolf Street. Mangeri said he and his father, Salvatore, also lived there but were not home at the time. They returned shortly after fire trucks arrived about 8:40 a.m."We noticed it was our house and we couldn't do anything," said Mangeri, crying as his father tried to salvage items from the burned-out brick house.Both women died of burns and smoke inhalation, according to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, which listed their deaths as accidental.Fire officials were investigating the cause of the blaze, which started on the first floor of the two-story house. At least one of the victims was found on the first floor, an official said. The blaze was contained in about 20 minutes.Before firefighters arrived, a neighbor reportedly kicked in the front door in an attempt to rescue the women."God bless him, he really was trying," said Carolyn Henderson, who lives two doors down. "But he was too late."Henderson said the smoke detectors in her house were blaring. But neighbors said they did not hear smoke detectors going off in the Mangeris' house. Fire officials would not say whether the house had detectors.Carole and Salvatore Mangeri have lived on the block since 1972. Neighbors said Salvatore Mangeri is a retired Philadelphia fireman.Steven Mangeri said his mother had been ill for some time."My mother was a sweet person. My grandmother was very generous," he said. "They were kind-hearted people."About a month ago, Steven Mangeri brought his grandmother into Terri's beauty shop at 12th and Wolf Streets, owner Terri O'Dorisio said."She was funny. She was joking around," O'Dorisio said. "He sat here while she got her hair done. It was a sweet thing for a young guy to do."