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Mary Margaret Crawford Manafo, 80, daughter of the late William John and Annie Williamson Crawford

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Mary Margaret Crawford Manafo, 80, daughter of the late William John and Annie Williamson Crawford

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 8:17PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Manafo, Williamson, Crawford,


EDINBORO —
Mary Margaret Crawford Manafo, 80, of Edinboro,
peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West in Girard.Born in Erie on June 28, 1928, she was a daughter of the late William John and Annie Williamson Crawford.Mary graduated from Wesleyville High School and went to work for General Telephone in Erie. On Nov. 14, 1947, she married the love of her life, Anthony J. Manafo, and together they have been married more than 61 years. For many of those years, Mary and her husband lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and owned and operated Formark Communications and Consulting Development Co. She primarily served as secretary and assisted her husband and son in the management of the company before retiring in 1980 and moving to Edinboro.She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Everyone knew her as "Grammy" and she did nothing more than live for her family and friends. Mary would not let any guest go hungry and if you were in need of a laugh, she was the one to see. Her outgoing and loving personality would always turn a frown into a smile — she was loved by everyone who knew her.Mary was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, William and Anna Crawford of Belfast, Ireland; and a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Ann Crawford Goodenow and her husband, C. Dale Goodenow, of Florida.Surviving family members include her devoted husband, Anthony J. Manafo of Edinboro; two sons, Dr. Mark Manafo and his wife, Debbie, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Terry Manafo and his wife, Sydne, of Cambridge Springs; also, five wonderful grandchildren, Brooke Manafo McKissock and her husband, Ryan, of Cambridge Springs, Mark Manafo and his wife, Holly, of State College, Jami Manafo and her companion, Josh Rubner, both of Cambridge Springs, Nicole Manafo of Savanna, Ga., and Amanda Manafo of Pittsburgh; five great-grandchildren, Cullen, Emilee and Kendyl McKissock, Zoee Mott and Mya Rubner; and three nieces, Diane Goodenow of Edinboro, Nancy Ann Goodenow of Florida, and Margaret Crawford of Belfast.Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home of Edinboro, 306 Erie St., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend the funeral there on Thursday morning at 10. Officiating will be the Rev. Father John B. Jacquel of Our Lady of the Lake Church.Interment will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to "Friends Forever" at Pleasant Ridge Manor West, 8300 W. Ridge Road, Girard, Pa. 16417To send condolences, visit www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com. Published in The Meadville Tribune from 3/30/2009 - 3/31/2009

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