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MANNARELLI ESTATE (11/11/69)

decided: November 11, 1969.

MANNARELLI ESTATE


Appeal from decree of Orphans' Court of Erie County, Nos. 473 and 573 of 1967, in re estate of Florindo Mannarelli, deceased.

COUNSEL

Mario P. Restifo, with him Held, Galbo & Restifo, for appellant.

Peter G. Schaaf, Edward G. Petrillo and Michael M. Palmisano, for appellees.

Bell, C. J., Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'Brien, Roberts and Pomeroy, JJ. Opinion by Mr. Justice Roberts.

Author: Roberts

[ 436 Pa. Page 141]

The question for decision is whether the following holographic writing, written partly in Italian and partly in English and signed at the end by decedent, is a will:

[ 436 Pa. Page 142]

"3-19-65

[In Italian]

"Mrs. Cousin Oliva:

I have received your letter and I am happy to know that you are all well in health. I would have written sooner but I was one week in the hospital. Now I am much better. I have understood everything that you tell me. You are the absolute owner. Nobody is above you. What you do for me it is alright.

[In English]

"I given to you free on your own goodwill Mr A Donofrio Executive Director ...


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