Frances Alessandrelli, 94, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Granite City, entered eternal rest with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.
She was born September 17, 1918 in St. Louis, MO, the third of seven children of the late Andrew and Catherine (Cosenza) Manno.
She married John Alessandrelli on January 22, 1939 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Venice, IL and enjoyed 39 years of marriage.
She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Fran Slater and son-in-law, Darryl Slater of Edwardsville; two grandchildren, Lindsey (Slater) Diepenbrock and husband George Diepenbrock of Lawrence, KS and Warren Slater of Edwardsville; one sister, Josphine Richardson of Granite City; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John and five brothers; Leo, Joseph, Frank, Bill and John Manno.
She worked 20 years at Stix Baer & Fuller as a telephone order clerk and later she was a volunteer at the Gateway Regional Medical Center for 15 years.
Frances was a wonderful cook and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and Rummikub with family and friends throughout her life. She will be remembered for the love of her family and friends and the happy times shared together, and for the kind and generous person she was.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 South Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220.
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