Rillo, 91, of Carlisle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. She was
born on October 21, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, and was a daughter of George and Magdalena (Kaniuk) Nestranski and was the widow
of Joseph A. Rillo, who passed away on June 5, 1984.
from Shade High School in Cairnbrook and attended three years at the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Physical Fitness.
She and her late husband founded and operated the former Rillo’s Restaurant in Carlisle from 1960 to 2006. She was
a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlisle. Manny enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting, casinos and taking
care of her restaurant and family.
She is survived by one son,
Nicholas (wife, Teresa) Rillo of Dillsburg, three daughters; Madelon (husband, James) Hickey of Mechanicsburg, Mary Ann Sherman
of Carlisle and Michele Rillo (husband, Bryan Wenk) of Biglerville, one brother, George Nestranski of Mechanicsburg, one sister,
Helen Becker of Biglerville, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by one son, Joseph A. Rillo, Jr., two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Patrick
Catholic Church 85 Marsh Dr, Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s New
Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. A viewing will be held in the church narthex from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic
Church, 152 E Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA 17013. Please visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.
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years ago I began a summer waitress job at Rillo's and stayed 10 years. Manny "ruled the roost" with inspections
and her notes signed MR. She set the standard for excellence yet brought you into the fold with her warmth and abundant love.
This sense of family extended well beyond the doors of the restaurant. Rest peacefully Manny with the loved ones who have
passed before you.
With healing thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the family.
Dear Mary Ann -
My heart goes out
to you after you losing your beloved mother. She was very kind. I remember one of the best childhood birthday parties
I attended was yours when we had such a good time between your house and the restaurant. It was fun to see her cooking
her big vat of spaghetti sauce. God bless you and your family.
Ellie Stets Speece
Mary Ann and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Manny was
the sweetest lady. I interviewed her a couple time for the paper and she was a hoot! I'm sure you have great memories
to treasure. Thoughts and prayers with your family.
Andrea Ciccocioppo Rose
My thoughts and prayers are with all your family. My husband
was the bar tender when the bar was first opened. We lived next door.
Much Love and Prayers.
So sorry to read of ur mothers passing. I'll see you at the viewing.
Love u, Chachi. (Connie Chichester)
My thoughts and prayers are with the
To the whole family so sorry for you loss.
We have many fond memories of Manny and were
very sad to hear of her passing. We send our sympathy and condolences to the Rillo family. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you.
Art and Deb Christopheer
To the entire Rillo family: Please accept
our condolences on the passing of a super person.
Ken and Marion Morris
sorry for your loss.
Aunt Manny was a very special person. Prayers for all
God be with your family in this time of sadness.
Fisher grandaughter of Eva Kuniak Cook
All my love to the
family. I know how it feels to loose your mother, loved one, family. But as Michelle already said... It is only a temporary
goodbye! So, until we meet again...
Love and prayers
Nick, Please accept my sympathy and condolences for you loss. I knew you from Alpha
I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember Magdalene smiling face and her reciting the Our Father
with me when I brought her Communion. I am sure the Angels led her to heaven. God rest her soul.
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