Gabrielle (Manganaro) Smallwood
May 23, 1979 - September 15, 2018
Gabrielle (Manganaro) Smallwood, age 39, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on May 23, 1979, she was the daughter of Cheryl (Hightman) Kelly and the late Ralph Manganaro, Jr. Gabrielle was a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s High School and then University of Delaware with a dual major in psychology and history. She continued her education at Temple University where she earned her law degree. Gabrielle loved being a lawyer and was dedicated to her career as a defense attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
Gabrielle cherished the time spent with her family, especially her 2 sons. She enjoyed trips to Disney World, the Florida Keys, collecting Christmas ornaments, gardening and spending holidays with her family. Gabrielle was also an avid lover of animals, especially her 2 Boston Terriers, Mac and Ace.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Concetta Manganaro and aunt, Roseann. Gabrielle is survived by her husband of 11 years, Philip Smallwood; children, Alec J. Smallwood and Aiden T. Smallwood of Wilmington; mother, Cheryl (Hightman) Kelly; grandfather, Ralph Manganaro, Sr.; mother-in-law, Donna Smallwood in Wilmington; and father-in-law, Dewey Smallwood (Bernadette) of Newark.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 12 noon on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gabrielle’s name to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC, 20090.