Kathryn Mary Manginelli (nee Curtis), age 61, of Durham passed away on November 11th, 2018 under hospice care following a two-and-a-half-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Formerly from Long Island, NY, and Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Kathryn was a graduate of the class of 1975 at Maria Regina H.S. in Uniondale, NY. In 2011 she moved to Durham, NC, and worked in the Intellectual Property Group of Alston & Bird LLP. In December 2016, and eight months after being diagnosed with ALS, she graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Kathryn is survived by her devoted husband of 18 years, Joseph Manginelli; her son, Matthew Reis of Vail, CO; her stepdaughter, Theresa Manginelli and granddaughter, Alexis Nevins of Walton, NY; stepson, Joseph Manginelli of St. Charles, MI; sister, Eileen Patriarca of Mebane, NC; brothers, William Curtis and wife, Joan, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Paul Curtis and wife, Vera Lynn Lonardo, of Massapequa, NY; and Howard Curtis and wife, Andrea, of Carle Place, NY; along with three nephews and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Curtis, Sr., and wife, Ruth (nee Grunfelder), and sister, Barbara F. Curtis.
A funeral mass will be held on December 1st, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, NC with a burial of ashes to follow.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Episcopal Church of the Advocate, 8410 Merin Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 or to TeamGleason.org.
The Manginelli family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham, NC. For online condolences, please visit www.hallwynne.com; select obits.