Frank Mangefrida

Frank Charles Mangefrida - Rochester Cremation

Frank Charles Mangefrida, 70 years old originally from LeRoy, NY and currently of Rochester, NY passed into his Fathers arms on Saturday, March 26 after a lengthy illness. He was employed by The University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics as the Senior Mechanical Engineer responsible for the development of The Omega Laser Alternate Energy Source. He was a loyal husband of 54 years to Maria, loving Father to Bethany and Benjamin, and adoring Papa to Amelia, Maximilian, and Logan.

He exemplified the spirit of loyalty, giving, forgiveness, and love. He was a dedicated servant who brought comfort, support, and laughter to every person with whom he crossed paths. His strength, compassion, humor, and desire to bring a smile to your face are what defined him. We thank him for his unconditional love and his unwavering loyalty.

32 Condolences

  1. Debra A Meli on April 2, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Mason and I send our most heartfelt condolences to all of you. Prayers for strength and peace. Frankie, rest easy. Debbie Meli, Mason Tyler ♥️

  2. Teri Burcroff and John Hunt on April 2, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    John and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. No words can ease your pain, but May his Memory Be a Blessing. Teri and John Hunt

  3. Claire Dacko on April 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Dear Bethany and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    All our love,
    Rob, Claire, Harrison & Eleanor Dacko

  4. Michele & David DeVincentz on April 2, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Mangefrida family. Frank’s loving legacy is his incredible family. Until we’re all united in God’s Heavenly kingdom, may your memories sustain you. You will always feel Frank’s love and presence.

  5. Bob and Linda Kelly on April 2, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Bob and I are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. He was a very special man. May he rest peacefully in the Lord’s arms and be ever close to you, living on in your hearts and memories. I have no doubt but that he will always watch over all of you.

  6. Peg Collins on April 2, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Such a lovely man – I will miss his always smiling presence in the neighborhood. Wishing the whole Mangefrida family comfort and peace at this very difficult time.

  7. Heather Mangefrida on April 2, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    All of my memories made with Frank were filled with laughter, boundless love, and an easy comfort that was natural. He will be missed, but I know that his shining light will sparkle throughout the rest of our lives on this Earth. My deepest sympathies to the whole Mangefrida family and to all those who couldn’t help but fall in love with him. Fly high Frank.💗

  8. Don Antinore on April 3, 2022 at 9:20 am

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  9. Don antinore on April 3, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Most of us knew you only do sad a young. But your life as an adult was stellar…… Your dad and your mom raised you to need the man you were…… Bravo for making them (and us) proud cousins?
    Now your name is inscribed into the big book of our assessor registry.
    Rest in peacecousin…… Your labors and pain are more reborn in perfection for eternity! Frank and Rosalie are there and not waiting any longer…….. Family whole again!

  10. Karlyn Alvarado on April 3, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss but relieved that Frank’s suffering is over. Prayers and love to you all during this difficult time.

  11. Anne & Bill Fox on April 4, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Sending love and prayers to all of you. Frank was the nicest guy and loved everyone he met. Frank could not have had a better partner than Maria who took such wonderful care of him. He was such a gentle soul and when you talked to him you just felt the love and he never wanted anyone to feel sorry for him. Not enough can be said about what a kind and great person he was and will always be remembered for. Heaven gained an Angel – will miss you cuz but you will always be in our hearts.

  12. Becky Krautwurst on April 4, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Maria, I am so sad to hear of Frank’s passing. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. What a wonderful man. Although I haven’t seen him in many years, I have the best memories of his sparkling eyes and smile and amazing, beautiful personality. I will be thinking of you

  13. Steve Meier on April 4, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family for the loss of Frank. Spent my High School years in classes and sports with him, and thought of him often over the years since then. Wish I had been able to see him after we graduated, but I moved away and didn’t consistently attend reunions. Always a friendly smile, Frank was a great person to be around.

  14. Rickey J Scott on April 4, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a good friend and classmate. Maria, you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Karen Redding Currie on April 4, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I remember he and my brother were very good friends. May you and your family take comfort in knowing his suffering is over. May you find peace in remembering the good times and the memories you have and the love you shared.

  16. Dan gill on April 5, 2022 at 12:34 am

    So sorry for your loss.Frank was a great friend and classmate may he rest in peace

  17. Abbey Streed Scott on April 5, 2022 at 4:11 am

    So sorry. Frank was one of a bunch of great classmates that made us happy every day!

  18. Jerry and Nancy Roth on April 5, 2022 at 6:08 am

    Maria and family – we are so very saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for you all. His contagious smile will continue to remain with us forever. 🙏

  19. Jerry and Nancy Roth on April 5, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Maria and family – we are so very saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for you all. His contagious smile will continue to remain with us forever. 🙏

  20. Kay Miggins on April 5, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Maria and family,
    So sorry to hear about Frank. He was a great guy.

  21. Sue Muoio on April 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Maria and family,
    I am so sorry to hear this and wish I was there to hug you! Please know I’m thinking of you all and praying for you…

  22. Margaret DeBellis (Ehrhart) on April 5, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Maria & family –
    I’m so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing – I remember him just as he has been described, a kind, funny and truly lovely man.
    Rest in paradise Frank –

  23. Tony and Becky Ricotta on April 5, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Frank was a wonderful person who lived with his illness in a manner that allowed him to remain the kind, funny, and caring Frank he always was. With Maria by his side they made a loving life together. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  24. John C Loftus on April 5, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    So glad to see him at the wrestling reunion a few years ago. A wonderful person for certain. My prayers and condolences to his family.

  25. Tom (Harold) White on April 5, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Used to have a great time with Frank during high school and at “The Summer House” Sorry for your lose he was a great guy.

  26. Lucille Perry Paliani on April 6, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Dear Maria and family,
    You have our deepest sympathy, love and blessings, in the passing of Cousin Frank.
    So many fun memories of remembering his high school days with my Brother; coming to our house and friends piling into Mike’s tiny Volkswagen!
    You and the kids must have so many beautiful memories to cherish, also, and wonderful stories.
    God bless you all. You are always in my thoughts and prayers..
    I will never forget Frank’s great sense of humor!
    Love Ya’

  27. Laura Van Duyn on April 6, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    I was always so touched in seeing the love and attention Frank gave his grandchildren, and they responded in kind. I didn’t realize Maria and Frank were married for 54 years since Bethany is so much younger. No wonder Maria and Frank were so devoted to each other! They found each other very early in their lives. Frank will be very missed by his family and friends. I’m so glad he got to know his grandchildren well. They always looked forward to visiting, so I know Amelia and Max enjoyed their time with Frank and Maria.

  28. Mark Wittman on April 8, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    I worked closely with Frank at the U of R Laser Lab. His friendliness and kindness made him approachable as a shy student just starting my career; we had lots of laughs together. As I got to know him, we also had many conversations about subjects besides work. He lived next to my brother-in-law at the time, and I also saw him outside of work. I have fond memories of Frank that have stayed with me over the years; I’m sure many people who worked with Frank have fond memories of him as well. He was a fine person and will be missed.

  29. Milt Shoup on April 9, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I started working with Frank in the late 80’s at LLE. He became a great friends and he taught me a great deal about designing and drafting. But most importantly, he helped me to see that things out of your control are not worth getting upset about. In fact, he always had a way to make me laugh at just about any situation. It was a sad day when Frank had to stop working but my memories of our time together have not faded. Rest in Peace old friend and my condolences to all who knew and loved him.

  30. Joann Minor on April 9, 2022 at 7:37 pm

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  31. Joann Minor on April 9, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    David and I were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing.
    His was quite a journey and, as Jean said, he traveled it with extraordinary grace.
    Maria, your caregiving was pretty extraordinary, too. Not too many could do what you did. I am in awe.
    The present and future must feel very strange, but I hope you’ll be at peace, knowing that he finally is.

  32. Ruth Adams Raukohl on April 16, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Dear Chuck and family. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Frank but, he certainly was loved by a lot of friends and family. Prayers to you and your family.

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