March 7, 2018
Lenora Mango died on March 7, 2018 at her home in West New York, NJ. She was 97 years old. Born on September 12, 1920 in Hudson County New Jersey, Lenora was the younger daughter of Thomas Mango and Margaret Moretti. Her parents immigrated to the United States several years before Lenora and her older sister, Rita, were born. Unfortunately Lenora's father contracted tuberculosis and died when she was 12 years of age. At that point Lenora, Rita and their mother moved in with relatives in West New York where she attended PS #5, and graduated from Memorial High School in 1940. Lenora was a person who knew her own mind and chose to follow her own path through a long and distinguished life. She chose to not marry. Rather she invested herself in her career and her life interests. Over the course of 60 plus years Lenora carried out the responsibilities of her successful career. In the 1940's-50's she was secretary to the CEO of International Paper, a job that included extensive world travel. Later in her career she worked at St Thomas Episcopal Church on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Throughout her career her diligence, commitment and high attention to detail benefited her employers. Lenora's approach to life embodied the best of etiquette and manners. She was independent, yet caring. She loved to travel visiting most places one would include on their bucket list. Her yearly visit to the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios was a favorite destination. She loved opera, Broadway musicals and dining at fine restaurants. Further, she continued to read, drive and enjoy her broad range of activities up until the very end of her life. Lenora is survived by close friends and "the girls", her goddaughter and her goddaughter's sister, who knew Lenora their entire life. A small group will gather graveside at Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen, NJ at 11:00 AM, Saturday April 21st for the interment of Lenora's ashes.
Lenora Mango died on March 7, 2018 at her home in West New York, NJ. She was 97 years old. Born on September 12, 1920 in Hudson County New Jersey, Lenora was the younger daughter of Thomas Mango and Margaret Moretti. Her parents immigrated... View Obituary & Service Information
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