Obituary of Margaret Elizabeth Mandrino
M. Elizabeth “Beth” Mandrino (Maney)
Farmington. Bethy left her earthly body on August 28, 2019 in her 67th year. Waiting to welcome her home were her Moms, Jean Kraus Maney and Elke Maney; Dad, “Robby” J. Robert Maney and cherished sister, Bobbie Pfleging. She leaves her beloved husband, Philip; sons, PJ (Nanako) and Andrew (Jessica); sister-in-law, Linda Cannan (Mike); her in-laws, John and Janet Mandrino and her Maney tribe: Kathy Slusser, John Maney (Julie), Susan Maney (Ted Karnath), JoJo Mongeon (John), Char Pfleging (David), Ellen Lahtinen (Jim), Deb French (Kevin) and LeAnn DiMarzo (Chris) and so many nieces, nephews and grands…you know who you are.
Bethy was born in Clifton Springs nine months and two days after the marriage of Bob and Jean (Kraus) Maney. Bethy tells the story: “Dad really wanted a football team, but instead, every 9 months and twenty minutes, another girl joined the tribe. They didn’t stop when Johnny arrived.” There were seven of us by the time Dad switched careers and went from farming to trading stocks. We moved to Brighton where the big houses held big families. We built a pool that was the neighborhood magnet throughout our childhood. Bethy had even more kids to lead into adventures. Bethy was the ringleader, master of ceremonies and chief trouble-maker in our noisy, beautifully chaotic household. The Maney House was a beacon for many Brighton kids, and Bethy lead the troops. She took her role as eldest and first born quite seriously and dispensed her wisdom to the ever-growing family throughout her lifetime.
Beth married Phil and settled in Farmington on the Mandrino Homestead. She became the ultimate soccer mom, supporting her sons’ athletic, social and educational endeavors. She thrived as her children grew to young men and found their life partners, Nanako and Jessica. She read more books than anyone we know and was an avid collector of all sorts of interesting things. Her home was always well organized, immaculate and the welcoming landing place for family. We will miss her more than we can say.
We will gather to celebrate and share stories on Thursday, September 5 from 5 -8 pm at the Miller Funeral and Cremation Services of Victor (310 West Main Street / Victor, NY 14564). Her memorial service will be celebrated on Friday September 6 at 10am in The All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park (210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534.) Internment private. Directions and email messages of condolence can be left at this website.
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