Obituary of Angelo F. Mannara
GATES - July 29, 2018. Angelo is predeceased by his wife Lorraine May Mannara; son Michael Mannara. He is survived by his children, Gregory Mannara, Valerie (Rick) Peters & Nancy (Jonathan) Cranch; grandchildren, Michael Mannara, Tracy (Chas) Townsend, Sandra Massaro, Richard (Marie) Mannara, Ryan Peters, Jessica (Anthony VanScott) Cranch, Jaylin Cranch, Benjamin Dentino, great-grandchildren, Anthony, Makenzie, Leigha, Peter, Alexis, Mason & Chace; sister, Louise Azzano; sisters-in-law, Shirley Clements, Shirley Mannara & Antoinette Mannara; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Special thanks to the caregivers at St. Ann’s Home.
Angelo’s Life Story will be shared at his visitation, Tuesday, July 31st, 4-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 1st, 9 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Parkway, immediately followed by his being laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Parkinson Foundation, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 or to Honor Flight, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692 in his memory.
Angelo grew up in a large family. His parents, Giuseppe & Louise Mannara had 11 children. They lived in the city on Taft Avenue and later moved to Remington St.
He fondly recalled with his family times he would go on the horse and buggy with his dad to the public market. His high school years were cut short and he went to work to help support his family. During his years in the Army he became a master mechanic. These skills would help him in his career as an auto mechanic.
Family meant everything to him. He eagerly attended each and every family function. He was always ready to go!
Angelo rarely sat still. In his free time he would work in his vegetable garden, he also enjoyed wood working, creating bird houses and clocks. During his younger years he enjoyed hunting afield. He kept his mind sharp building intricate, large puzzles. He also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Let's Make a Deal. Angelo enjoyed Bloody Mary's and eating shrimp. He liked to kid around always satiying "you're the boss."
He was: social, happy, funny, always smiling, helpful, caring, selfless, patient, handy, loving and generous. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.