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SPECIALE, Rose M. (Manzella)

SPECIALE - Rose M. (nee Manzella) Of Lackawanna, entered into rest May 2, 2016. Beloved wife of the late James V. Speciale; devoted mother of Susan Mendel Hausman (Jack Hausman), Martha Speciale, Janet Speciale-Stoklosa (Dennis Stoklosa), James Speciale and Joanne (Michael) Zelli; cherished grandmother of Gina Reinhart, Neil Mendel, Laura Green Pinson, Anna Maria Speciale; great-grandmother of Parker, Grace and Cooper Mendel, Owen Reinhart and Marco Pinson; loving daughter of the late Pasquale and Laura (nee Sciortino) Manzella; dear sister of the late Salvatore "Sam" Manzella, Mary Special, Anna Montana, Joseph Manzella, Genevieve McEwen, Michael Manzella and Frank Manzella; also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rose was a graduate of South Park High School and worked as a riveter on the first jet and Sikorski helicopter at Bell Aerospace in WW II. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Friday from 3-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Victoria Basilica, corner of Ridge Rd. and South Park Ave. on Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. (Please assemble at church). Interment Holy Cross cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rose's name to Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227 or Meals on Wheels. Online condolences at

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