Karen Mandella

  • Born: July 16, 1949
  • Died: November 19, 2021
  • Location: Independence, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Karen Mandella passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 72. She was born on Saturday, July 16, 1949 in Independence, Louisiana to the late Jennie Misita Danna and the late Tony Danna. She was a resident of Independence, Louisiana.

Karen was a dear friend to all, and her personality reflected that. She would always greet you with a smile, provide a listening ear and share joy and laughter with everyone she met. She will be missed by many.

Karen is survived by her husband of 53 years, Vick Mandella; children, Melissa Cavallero (Scott) and Krista Harris (Brent); and grandchildren, Bailey Cavallero, Max Harris, and Kate Harris.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Jennie Misita Danna; and her brother, Charles Danna.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM. Mass will be held following the visitation at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 609 3rd Street, Independence, Louisiana 70443, at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Colonial Cemetery, Independence, Louisiana.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was a wonderful friend although I have not seen her in awhile. I was out of town and could not attend her service.

Posted by Virginia Fedele - TICKFAW, LA - Friend   November 28, 2021

I will always love you and will miss you forever. Sheila

Posted by Sheila Anthony - Independence, LA - Friend   November 24, 2021



Posted by JACKIE BARCIA - HAMMOND, LA - Friend   November 24, 2021

Mr. Vicky, Melissa & Krista,
I am so sorry for your loss. When I think of Mrs. Karen, all I see is a smile :). She was so kind and generous. I will always treasure our times together with her during our middle & high school years. I am forever keeping all if you in my thoughts & prayers. All my love, Valerie.

Posted by Valerie Garafola Brown - Hammond, LA - Family Friend   November 23, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

Posted by Elaine Lewis - Baton Rouge, LA - Coworker   November 23, 2021

Vick So so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Norton Anderson - Hammond   November 22, 2021

Vic, Krista and Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was one of the nicest people I knew. She always had a smile on her face. Everytime I saw her she would stop and hug me and we would talk and laugh. I will miss her dearly. I love you all and want you to let me know if there is anything I can do for any of you. She will always be in my heart.

Posted by Lorraine Guzzardo - Independence, LA - Family Friend   November 22, 2021