Theresa DelGrande Manfredi, 95,

Theresa DelGrande Manfredi, 95, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 5 at her residence. She was surrounded by her family. Theresa was born on Sept. 11, 1922, in Coatesville, to Frank and Rose (Di’Orio) Delgrande. Theresa grew up in this same community and attended Saint Cecilia’s grade school and Gordon High School. She was married on Sept. 11, 1949, and was the beloved wife of the late William (Cuddy) Manfredi whom she shared 38 years of marriage.

Theresa Manfredi

She is survived by her two sons John William Manfredi (Janice) and Frank William Manfredi (Georgeanne) of Kennett Square; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lewis (Adam), Laurie Hughes (Joel), Jaclyn Basciani (Mike Jr.), Frank Jr. (Christina) and Brian, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, John Michael Manfredi. Theresa was the youngest of her brothers and sisters, Rocky, Dominic, Richard and sisters Mary Delgrande and Lena Cosgrove.

Theresa had a big heart and was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Never without her rosary beads, she prayed for her family and ill friends daily. Her conversations, kind words and advice will be missed by many. Her recollection of the past 95 years was amazing.

Theresa loved to cook, for family and friends, there was always room at the kitchen table for another guest. Lunch was never just a lunch in Theresa’s house, it was a feast.

Relatives and friends may call Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St. Kennett Square. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KCSD C/O John Michael Manfredi Scholarship Fund, 300 E. South Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348, Attn. Business Office. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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