It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Samantha Ann Mangas on Saturday November 21, 2020, at the age of 54 years. She passed peacefully with her brother, Matthew, by her side and her mother and siblings on the phone.
She will be lovingly remembered by her Mother, Olive Larson, Her siblings: Doug Mangas, Debbie Williams, Lisa Gershenson, Jessica Jaeger, Matthew Mangas, Jim Mangas, and Rachel Moniz, and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews
She will also be dearly missed by, Tammy Stremovihtg and her dear friends, family, and caretakers at her Maple Avenue home.
She was predeceased by her loving sister Jennifer Mangas, her father Kenneth Mangas, Rocky Moniz, Kristen Malec-Mangas (nee Struzyk) and Richard Larson.
Samantha Mangas was born in Wheaton, IL to Olive & Kenneth Mangas on November 1st, 1966. Born developmentally disabled, her family and friends seldom saw her limitations. She could smile. She could laugh. She could love without condition. She could even drink more coffee than her Brother Matt. Through her challenges, she gave us the gift of perspective and she taught us kindness and patience.
A private visitation at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home will be on December 1st, 2020. Samantha will be laid to rest with her Grandparents at Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva NY.
Memorial Donations may be made in Samantha’s name to The Arc of Genesee Orleans
Arc of Genesee Orleans offers support, advocacy, services, and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and their families in Genesee and Orleans counties.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Maple Avenue home for their care and compassion.