Carol Ann (Manion) Frazza passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at her home in Ridgewood, NJ at the age of 85. Carol was born on December 5, 1933 in Chicago, Ill. She is predeceased by her husband Robert Thomas (Bob) Frazza.
Carol was born in Chicago, Ill to her parents the late John and Sara Manion. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Alitto, and brothers Bill and John Manion. She is survived by her sisters Sally Bannon, Phyllis Mattson and Rita Burns. She is Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Cherished Mother to Nanette and Joe Redl of Ridgewood, NJ, John and Kelley Frazza of Carslbad, CA, Neal Frazza and Lisa Custer Bouregy of Park Ridge, NJ, Robert Frazza and Jodie Sleed of Bearsville, NY, and Sara and Bill Taylor of Glen Rock, NJ.
Devoted and proud grandmother to John Frazza Jr., Samantha Frazza, Joseph Redl, Grace Taylor, Caroline Taylor, Patrick Redl, Leigh Frazza and Jenna Frazza.
Carol is a 60 year resident of Ridgewood, NJ and she worked for 34 years as the attendance administrator at the Ridgewood High School, from 1974 to 2008. During those years she became friend and mentor to countless RHS students, teachers and administrators. As a member of the RHS community, she loved singing and dancing in many, many Jamboree productions where she made even more friends.
Carol was an active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Ridgewood. She was an active member of its chapter of the Catholic Daughters for several years, and until recently, was a helper for Martha’s Ministries.
Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, Carol developed a love for swimming and during her retirement years, she spent many hours enjoying this activity at Graydon Pool, the YMCA of Ridgewood, the Glen Rock Pool, and the Tri-City Wellness Center of Carlsbad, CA where she spent her winters.
In addition to swimming, her interests included her family, great food, traveling, classical music, gardening, reading and public television. She always liked a good Giants game, especially during a winning season, and she loved attending her grand children’s activities whenever she could.
Carol made friends quickly. She was known for her candidness, engaging charm, graciousness, quick wit and contagious laughter. She loved to have fun and she loved to be with people.
Mom/Grandma will be missed for sure, but will always live on in our hearts, thoughts, laughs and prayers.
Visitation will be held at Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, on Thursday, September 5 from 4 – 8. A memorial service will be held at Mount Carmel Church on Friday, September 6 at 10:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to:
Ridgewood Social Services
Six Station Plaza
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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