McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC


Brenda Louise Coticelli

February 2, 1940June 23, 2020

Brenda 80, passed away Tuesday June 23, 2020 at her home in Charlotte. She was in the company of her loving family.

Born February 2, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Linton Vlaun and Irma Joubert Vlaun, Brenda graduated from Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn.

Brenda fell in love and married to her love Neal Coticelli on April 11, 1959. They were married for 61 years and was an adoring, devoted mother to her 3 children and her 6 grandchildren.

Brenda was devoted to many charities and was always helping others. She was a selfless, caring woman who always wanted to help others in need.

One of her big passions was animals. She loved horses, just like her father did. She loved all her pets 7 dogs, 2 cats and 3 bunnies. She would have saved every single animal if she could. She gave to many animal charities. She sponsored a beautiful little girl named Yesenia who’s photo she always kept in her view.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Neal, her 3 children Donna, Laura, and Joseph, 6 beloved grandchildren, Christina, Joseph, Sarina, Brianna, Michael, and Thomas, as well as her sister Ann Marie

A service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held at 6pm, Thursday June 25, 2020 at McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel 10500 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Funeral services will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6828 Old Reid Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210 on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1 pm.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Brenda Louise Coticelli

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Diane and Anthony Serio

June 25, 2020

Wow so many memories with Brenda and Neil. But the one that stands out is the time I sent Neil flowers at Royal Insurance in NY. I would send them to Anthony and Neil would comment. So I sent him some. Brenda called me and was laughing. She said Neil was like Diane sent me flowers today. LOL.. I think he was shocked. lol. All the times we got together for dinner. All the laughter and stories of Italy. My heart is broken and we will miss seeing her and enjoying her yummy food. God Blessed us with Brenda and Neil and we will always be great full. Love you Brenda.. XO See you in Heaven.