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Wilhelmina “Willie” (Mani) Radell

Published on July 11, 2022

Westernville- Wilhelmina “Willie” (Mani) Radell, 85, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at home with her family.


Willie was born on June 29, 1937, the daughter of David and Anna Berger Mani in Ava, NY.  At the age of 5, she and her family moved to Frenchville, where she currently resided.  Willie graduated from Holland Patent Central School in 1955 and studied accounting at MVCC.


On March 16, 1956, Willie married her high school sweetheart Maxwell “Pat” Radell.  They were married 28 years, when Max passed away on August 12, 1984.  Willie was employed at Revere Copper & Brass as a Senior Clerk, retiring in 1997.   


Willie and her close friend and companion Harold Lenaghen “Grandpa Harold”, had a camp on Black River which they enjoyed for many years.  She was a member of North Western United Methodist Church, and a forty-year member of Westernville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, where she was also an EMT. 


Willie is survived by her children: Anna Radell-Weaver, Boonville, Michael (Joan) Radell, Clarks Summit, PA, Daniel Radell, Constantia; several grandchildren, a great-grandson, her step-grandchildren and their families: Nathan, Ashlea, Simon and Richard, a sister-in-law June Mani, close friend Helen C. DeHart and also Patricia Radell.  


Besides her husband Max, Willie was predeceased by her longtime companion Harold Lenaghen, brother George Mani, and son-in-law Carlton Weaver.


Her Funeral will be on Thursday, July 14, at 12:00 Noon at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Robert Wollaber will officiate.  Interment will follow in Westernville Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 am until the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westernville Fire Co. or to North Western United Methodist Church.


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