Obituary of Rosalee Chalk Mandell
Elmira: Age 85, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023 at the Guthrie-Corning Hospital. Rosalee was born and raised in Elmira, a daughter of Peter and Catherine (Guild) Chalk. She is predeceased by husband Daniel J. Mandell, Sr., sister-in-law and brother-in-law Teresa A. and Charles Jung, and brother-in-law Richard Mandell. Rosalee is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Daniel J., Jr. and Sherry Mandell of Elmira, with their daughter April (Joseph) Falchek; daughter and son-in-law Mary C. and Patrick Carli of Saratoga Springs NY; siblings, and their spouses, Samuel and Marianne Chalk of Chesapeake VA, Ann and Cliff Jacobs of Elmira, Frank and Connie Chalk of Hanover PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michael and Joan Mandell of Elmira; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Rosalee was a 1956 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. She worked for a short time at the Elmira Correctional Facility. Danny surprised Rosalee when in 1972 he bought LaFrance Grill on Erie Street in Elmira, and that is when her work really began. The bar became Mandell’s Tavern and later Mandell’s Restaurant. Rosalee and Danny worked side by side at the restaurant, serving the Elmira community, until their retirement in 2007. The years spent working together were quite an adventure! Over the years Rosalee enjoyed playing golf, telling her son she was the worst golfer in Elmira, but really loved the game! Rosalee enjoyed traveling, whether it was a trip to Hawaii, or annual trips to Shadowbrook PA to play golf.
Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 14, 2023 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. A livestream of the Mass will be available through the Facebook page for Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, (https://www.facebook.com/ElmiraCatholic). Interment, with committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the AOH will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, on Thursday, July 13th, at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our sister Rosalee. Signed, Patty Corcoran, President
Rosalee’s family extends their sincere thanks to the Chemung County Nursing Facility staff who took such good care of Rosalee over the past two years.
Those wishing may remember Rosalee with a donation to Meals-On-Wheels, 409 William Street, Elmira NY 14901.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosalee Mandell, please visit Tribute Store
Prayer Service - Ladies Division of the AOH
Mass of Christian Burial
Interment, with Committal Prayers
In Loving Memory
1938 - 2023
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