Florence (Flo) Manchesi, 88, peacefully completed her life journey on Feb. 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Florence was born in New Britain, to the late Harry and Agnes (Messenger) Langdon, where she lived most of her life before moving to Berlin and Riverview, Fla. Flo loved her position at Carol and Al Simeone’s Mobil station in Kensington, where she worked for 25 years. She loved holiday gatherings and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed taking trips to the beach, shopping, and visiting the casino.
Florence was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas P. Manchesi; a grandson, Thomas D. Manchesi; brothers, Harry and Arthur Langdon; and her sisters, Ruth Atashian and Agnes Oakes. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Catherine Manchesi, Thomas and Cynthia Manchesi, and Perry and Marie Manchesi; three daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Patrick Calafiore, Susan and Louis Frati, Cindy and Robert Kulesza, 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cheryl Wright, Shirley Contino, and Joan Tkac; a brother-in-law, Albert Battaglia; a sister-in-law, Mary Miano, and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10 a.m. at the Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, CT 06037, 860-828-6586. Donations in Flo’s memory can be made to Thomas D. Manchesi Memorial Art Scholarship Fund, 107 Hickory Hill Road, Berlin, CT 06037, or The American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451, www.heart.org .