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Carol Rose Priestley

January 9, 1938 — April 2, 2024

Carol Rose (nee Mancinelli) Priestley, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 2, 2024.  She was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Hilda (nee Alanko) Mancinelli.

Carol was born in Philadelphia on January 9, 1938, and moved to Broomall, PA, in 1955. She married and raised her family in Upper Darby, PA. She was a loving mother to her children and grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her loving children Deborah Ann Hopkins (Steve), David Ralph Priestley, and William Charles Priestley; dear sister, Dale E. Nepi (Mike); and grandchildren, Amanda and Colin Hopkins. Carol was predeceased by her beloved husband, David A. Priestley.

Carol worked for the Philadelphia National Bank and later as a legal secretary in Philadelphia, Ardmore, and Upper Darby. She was a secretary at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation and most recently a court officer at the Delaware County Court House in Media.

Carol and her husband attended Faith Chapel Church in Drexel Hill, held the position of president of the UDHS Band and Chorus Parent Boosters and they made many lasting friendships.

Carol lived life to its fullest. She enjoyed going to the casinos and staying active with friends. She enjoyed eating out and taking trips with her sister and brother-in-law.  She was also a huge Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 365 West Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  A private interment will be held at the Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 on Thursday, April 18, 2024.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol’s name to your favorite charity would be greatly appreciated.

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

365 West Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064

365 West Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064

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