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Carmella M. Gens (Mancuso)

March 11, 1921 - June 24, 2018

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Carmella M. Gens, 97, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, June 24. She was born March 11, 1921 in Sheridan, New York to Jack and Rose (Lumbardo) Mancuso.

During WWII, Carmella worked in a factory building planes. She waitressed for fifteen years in Pennsylvania and New York followed by general housekeeping in Jamestown. The remainder of her work was as a CNA providing in-home care.

She received her driver’s license in her 60s and continued driving until 2007 when she was 86. She moved to Sweet Home to live with her son, William Mancuso, to spend her last couple of years near grandkids.

Carmela is survived by her son, William; daughter Elaine; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary, and daughter, RoseMarie.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.