Frieda Mannino of Trumansburg passed away at Hospicare of Ithaca on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the age of 92.
Born in the Village of Thurn, Bavaria, Germany on March 31, 1929, Frieda was the daughter of the late Andreas and Anna Margaret (Weitzenfelder) Brandmeier. She came to the United States in 1955 as a nanny and met her husband Joseph Mannino at an English as a Second Language class at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn. Following their marriage, she remained a nanny until the birth of their son, Joseph. She remained a homemaker caring for her son and husband, who spent 19 years on home dialysis.
Frieda was a faithful parishioner of St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood, serving as a Eucharistic minister, Scared Heart League, and food pantry volunteer. Several years after the death of her husband in 1987, she moved to Hamilton, NY to be closer to family, eventually relocating with family to Trumansburg, NY where she was a member of the St. James Catholic Church. Frieda lived for several years at Juniper Manor in Trumansburg where she remained active playing bingo, attending weekly pot luck dinners, and decorating the Manor for Christmas.
Frieda is survived by a son Joseph (Cynthia) Mannino; two granddaughters, Marilyn and Isabella Mannino; sisters, Franziska Kraus and Monika Thomas both in Germany; many nieces and nephews in Germany and the United States; and many close friends both in Germany and the United States.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mannino; sisters, Sophie Buttner, Rita Hallman, and Erica Schmid; and brother, Hans Brandmeier.
Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church, 17 Whig Street, Trumansburg. Frieda had a strong faith, and asked that in her obituary we state: Her work was done, and she went home to Jesus Christ.
The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Frieda’s memory to kindly consider the Salesian Missions or another charity in her name.
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