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Cecelia Ranalli

October 2, 1928 — June 2, 2021

formerly of Reading, PA

Cecelia C. Ranalli, 92, formerly of Reading, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm in Manor Health Care Services, Laureldale.  She was the wife of the late Harry G. “Woody” Ranalli who passed away August 24, 2012.  Born in Reading Mrs. Ranalli was the daughter of the late Leo J. Loeper, Sr. and Cecelia V. (Gieringer) Ranalli.  She was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church.    Mrs. Ranalli was employed by Talbot Knitting Mills and Berkshire Knitting Mills prior to her employement at Vanity Fair as a floor lady for 15 years until her retirement.  She is survived by her sons Michael H. Ranalli of Reading; Jerome A. Ranalli, husband of Barbara A. Ranalli of Tampa, Florida; Stephen J. Ranalli, husband of Susan C. Ranalli of Wernersville; her grandchildren Stephen J. Ranalli, Jr. and Andrea S. Ranalli.  Mrs. Ranalli was 1 of 11 children and is survived by her brothers Gerald Loeper of Wyomissing; Leo Loeper, Jr. of Exeter Township and her sister Betty Ferreri of Exeter Township.

Funeral Procession will depart Bean Funeral Home, 129 East Lancaster Ave. Shillington, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:15 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Lakeview Drive and Cherry Streets, West Reading, PA 19611 at 10:00 am.  Entombment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum.  The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home Wednesday 8:15 am to 9:15 am.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at the above address in memory of Mrs. Cecelia C. Ranalli.  Online condolences may be made at

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