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Willie Lee Gianfrancesco, 83, Rutherford Resident

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Willie Lee (Coffey) Gianfrancesco, of Rutherford, died Saturday, April 9. She was 83.

She was born in Buena Vista, Va., to Walter and Mary Louise Coffey. She had been employed by Fairleigh Dickinson University as an administrative assistant to the dean of public administration for 28 years, before retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Rutherford Woman’s Club and Democratic Club.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Masar and her husband, Mark, Marianne Pendleton and her husband, Kevin, and Barbara Molina and her husband, Carlos; grandchildren, Matt, Rachel, Cristina, Dennis, Jennifer and Gianna; five great- grandchildren, Shane Vincent, Aubrey Grace, Reese Sophia, Jordin Sky and Jade Valdes; and her siblings, Walter Coffey, Martha Stout, Eddie Coffey and Donald Coffey.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, in 2008; and her sister, Barbara Ann, in 1999.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford. A funeral service will be Wednesday, gathering at 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Brian Laffler. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, 4199 Webster Ave. Bronx, N.Y.

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