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Bardine lamented the fact that younger generations often aren able or willing to take over the family business. A study by the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University found only 3 percent of family businesses make it into the fourth generation.

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Family matriarch Natalie Carbone Mangini, daughter of founders Natale and Mary Carbone, said the restaurant had made pasta to circle the globe, employed nearly 2,000 people and served an estimated 2 million customers over 80 years. Mangini, 89, said the family most values its relationships with successive generations of customers. When she not in the kitchen, she still makes it a point to visit diners at their tables.

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Her cousin, Nancy Williams, 69, of Old Saybrook, Conn., remembers coming to Carbone when her family vacationed at Ridgeview Park in Derry Township.

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Kremposky said she was surprised and saddened when the closing was announced.

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