Jean L. Manzione, 91, of Boiling Springs, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14th, at Harrisburg Hospital. She was born on April 21, 1928 in Worchester, MA, to Arthur LaCoy and Elizabeth Henderson LaCoy, who are now deceased. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, John A. Manzione, Jr, also of Boiling Springs; by her four sons, John III (Rebecca) of Woodbridge, VA, Mark (Iris), of Crockett, CA, Matthew (Cynthia) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Christopher, of Newbury Park, CA; by 9 grandchildren, 1 step grand-child, 4 great grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren, and by her sister Dorothy Foley, her brother Joseph LaCoy, both of Worcester, MA, and was pre-deceased by two other brothers Arthur Jr., and Donald.
Jean was a graduate of Worchester State Teacher’s College. She began working as a school teacher, and later became a stewardess for Capital Airlines. In 1955 she married John a Marine officer and became a full-time military spouse, homemaker, and mother. As part of her married life, Jean travelled extensively and lived for a time in Japan and for two years in New Delhi, India associated with the American Embassy. In 1986 Jean and John retired to Boiling Springs and became members of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Her interests were her children and her grandchildren. Besides travelling, her outside interests included flower arranging and gardening. For her last two years, Jean was a resident of Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community in Carlisle.
At Jean’s request, she will be cremated, and there will be no viewing or funeral. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience. At the appropriate time Jean and John will be reunited and they will be interred together at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Central Pennsylvania Cremation Society.