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Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. Connelly and O. Joyce Frerer Connelly and loving wife and friend of Craig Mantello of Troy for 27 years.
Raised and educated in Lansingburgh, she was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, class of 1981. Coleen worked as a bookkeeper with Argus Architecture in Troy and previously with the former Garden Way in Troy. Coleen will be remembered as a thoughtful, compassionate and generous woman who treasured her family. She had an understanding heart, ready smile and humor and a genuine loving concern for all her friends.
Survivors in addition to her loving husband, Craig, include her son Jordan Anthony Mantello and her daughter Samantha Claire Mantello, her father in law Anthony Mantello and mother in law Antoinette Byra Mantello of Troy.
Coleen was predeceased by her brother Gary G. Murphy.
Special thank you to Rebecca of CDPHP, Dee Brown from home nursing, the 6th floor nursing staff at Samaritan Hospital, Community Hospice, friends at the Department of Labor, and friends and neighbors for all their care and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at St. Michael's Church, 175 Williams Road, Troy.
Cremation will take place at the Gardner Earl Crematorium.
Inurnment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.
In lieu of flowers, donation in memory Coleen to Best Friends.org
Please visit Coleen everlasting book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 10:30am, St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
St. Mary's Cemetery
So,so sorry Coleen your in heaven now you are an angel
Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM
Sweetest kid ever OMG I am so sorry to hear about this. Coleen was absolutely one of the sweetest kids at the Burgh in the class of '81. She always made people feel happy and important. It was an absolute honor to know this amazing person!
John Quackenbush Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
RIP Colleen !
Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
Coleen, your smile and laugh will be with me forever...
Fred/Don Crawley Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
Craig and family, I am so sorry for your loss ,May god bless you all .
Leslie Elden Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
Craig, Jordan and Samantha, may God give you the comfort that your Wife and Mom always gave to others. Col was my first friend that I can I remember growing up on 6th ave. A true friend that always cared deeply for others and seldom thought of herself. Rare on this planet is a person like our friend Coleen. May god look over you and bless you as go through this extremely trying time. Love you all. Col give Joyce, Fast Eddie, Murph, Olive, and Bonnie a hug for me my dear friend, for all of you have always been in my thoughts.
Tom Corrigan Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
It's always hard to lose a classmate, especially someone as wonderful as Colleen. As a friend of her and her family in Lansingburgh, I will always treasure many great times laughing and having fun. May you find strength in this trying time. John McNamara; Fellow Class of 1981 member.
John McNamara Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Craig, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Coleen. I remember meeting her once at a party and thought she was a lovely person. I will keep you, Jordan and Samantha in my thoughts and prayers. There never seems to be the right words to erase the pain but I hope it helps to know that so many of us are supporting you through your healing process. Nancy
Nancy Todaro Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss I worked with Colleen at GW and often ran into her at OLV. Such a sweet loving gal, always a smile and kind word. May she rest in eternal peace
Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. Colleen will missed, even Though we've been in different circles for years I've never forgotten her and her great sense of humor!
Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM