Richard Lewis Manfredi and Anna Gloria Manfredi

March 22, 2020 Toughkenamom, PA Loving Father, Mother, Grandparents

Richard Lewis Manfredi and Anna Gloria Vallorani were wed on June 3, 1950. The photo above shows them on their 69th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2019. Richard was born in Annville, PA to Rocco Manfredi, an immigrant from Montorio al Vomano, Abruzzo, Italy, and Inez Maria Casantini of West Virginia on September 21, 1928. Anna was born in Philadelphia to Romano Vallorani, who immigrated to the US from Ascoli Piceno, Italy, and Filomena Staino, who left Pedace Cosenza, Italy as a child, on October 19, 1928. They met in Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania as teenagers after both their families had relocated to the small town and gotten involved in the business of growing mushrooms. Richard was a mushroom grower most of his life and Anna was homemaker. Together they raised six children on a horse farm in Toughkenamon and were involved for many years in the breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds. Richard had a trainer’s license for many years and loved watching his horses race. They were known to their friends and family as Anny & De.
Richard passed away on Oct. 16, 2019 of congestive heart failure. Anna followed him in death on March 22, 2020 of the same affliction. Both were 91 years old at the time of their deaths. Both were entirely devoted to their children and their animals. While their children eventually moved out, they never went far as all six of their children have homes in Southern Chester County. They are survived by their six children, Vicky Lesniczak (Gene), Michele Carr (Ben), Erica Blittersdorf (Tommy), Rocco Manfredi, Nicole Roberts (Stuart) and Deanna Manfredi (Tarquin Moore), two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Anna is also survived by her brother, Joseph Vallorani and predeceased by her sister Marie Caputo. Richard is survived by his sister Sandra Manfredi and brother Rocco Manfredi, Jr.
Burial will be private

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  1. Rocky and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Really a great generation so much to learn from them God Bless to you and your sisters and families Jamie Ciarrocchi

    james ciarrocchi | April 7, 2020 at 4:47 PM
  2. Dear Micky, Stuart and Nicole,
    So sorry to hear this news. May God’s love comfort you at this difficult time.

    Kathy Baker | April 7, 2020 at 9:31 AM
  3. Many years ago I worked with Micky in Toughkenamon. Had the pleasure of lots of laughter, stories, and meeting most of the family. I’m very sorry for your loss.

    Diane Brittingham | March 31, 2020 at 1:52 PM
  4. Dear Michelle and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loving parents. I know what a difficult time this is. I lost my parents seven months apart back in 2004 and life is never the same without them. Remember all the good times and may they Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Dianne Caputo Smith

    Dianne | March 31, 2020 at 8:37 AM
  5. To the Manfred Family,

    Just this afternoon, my father, LeRoy Bruce and I, were reminiscing about the good old days, which included many visits to the Manfredi Farm and Mushroom Houses. Dick was a wonderful faithful friend to my father and if I’m not mistaken, they have been friends for nearly 70 years. May God give you peace and comfort as you deal with your losses.

    Dad was aware of Dick’s passing however I only learned of Anna’s this evening.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    LeRoy Bruce and Karen Bruce Scherer and our families.

    Karen Scherer | March 29, 2020 at 10:04 PM
  6. Deanna, I’m sorry for the loss of your parents. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    Joyce Ogden | March 28, 2020 at 6:34 AM
  7. Sandi

    I am so sorry for the loss of yor brother.

    May God bless you during this difficult time in your life.

    Toni DiNorscia Isaacs

    Antoinette Isaacs | March 27, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  8. Vickie and family
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember when I used to come over to your house your Dad was always smiling and joking. Your Mom was such a generous and caring individual. A great Mom to her family. My sincere condolences on your loss of your Mom and Dad.

    Toni DiNorscia Isaacs
    God bless you during this sad time.

    Antoinette Isaacs | March 27, 2020 at 2:27 PM
  9. Micky my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Treasure forever all of those blessed times.

    Cheryl Liszkiewicz | March 27, 2020 at 7:48 AM
  10. Micky… Praying for you at this time of loss of your Mother

    Dale Conner | March 26, 2020 at 1:09 PM
  11. Manfred family. I was sorry to hear about the loss of your parents Annie and Dick. My mother, Vivian Smith, knew them well. May God bring your family peace and comfort during this time.

    Carolyn Smith | March 26, 2020 at 9:31 AM
  12. Cherish the many special memories made over the years. Thinking of all of you.
    Steve and Lori Blacker

    Lori Blacker | March 25, 2020 at 8:40 PM
  13. My heart goes out to all of Anny & De’s family. A family full of laughter and love.

    I am blessed to have had the opportunity over the years to be in their acquaintance, always with smiles on their faces and the feeling of being welcomed.

    My Sincere Condolences

    Michael Carr | March 25, 2020 at 8:04 PM
  14. Growing up around your family always was a bright spot in my youth. Annie and De were the kindest and caring adults that I had the pleasure to know.
    As much as they will be missed take comfort in that they are together now and at peace

    Praying for you all

    Eugene and Debra DiFilippo | March 25, 2020 at 7:48 PM
  15. I went to grade school with Erica Manfredi. Sorry for your loss Erica and family. I remember the horse farm on the hill in Toughkenamon. God Bless and may they both Rest In Peace.

    Rosemarie Bacchetta Scope | March 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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