Maddalena Manna

January 18, 2024

In loving memory, we celebrate the life of Maddalena Manna (nee Cerbone), who peacefully passed away on January 16, 2024, at the age of 88. Born on July 9, 1935, in Italy to Gennaro and Ersilia Cerbone, Maddalena was a cherished mother to Filomena (Ciro) De Chiara, Giuseppe (Anita) Manna, and Lia (Frank) Kolsky.

She was a devoted Nonna to Giovanna, Maddalena, Daniele, Giulia, Angelina, Alessandra, Ariana, Elena, Paul, Frankie, and Richie. Maddalena was also a dear great-grandmother to Link, Ireland, Jude, Natalia, Everly, Liam, and Zuko. She shared a special bond with her siblings Antonio, Marisa, Giovanna, Giulia, and Flora Cerbone, and held fond memories of her late brothers Vincenzo and Giuseppe Cerbone. Maddalena was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Maddalena’s life was marked by selflessness, especially towards her grandchildren, whom she loved deeply. Her infectious happiness, boundless generosity, and love for singing illuminated the lives of those around her. Above all, she was a culinary maestro, sharing her skills generously and shaping the culinary traditions of her family.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M, with a Funeral Service at 12:00 P.M at Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4920 Main St., Downers Grove. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. For more information, please contact 630-852-8000 or visit