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Carmela Gens


July 4, 2018

March 11, 1921 - June 24, 2018

Carmela M. Gens, 97, of Sweet Home, died June 24, 2018.

She was born March 11, 1921, in Sheridan, N.Y. to Jack and Rose (Lumbardo) Mancuso.

During World War II Mrs. Gens worked in a factory, building planes. She waitressed for 15 years in Pennsylvania and New York, and then worked as a general housekeeper in Jamestown, Pa.

The remainder of her work was as a CNA, providing in-home care. 

Mrs. Gens received her drivers license when she was in her 60s and continued driving until 2007, when she was 86.

She moved to Sweet Home to live with her son, William Mancu...

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