Mary Jo Manocchio
May 24, 1960 - March 10, 2021
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Mary Jo Manocchio of Mansfield passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the age of 60. She was born May 24, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a 1978 graduate of Madison High School, received her Bachelor Degree from Baldwin Wallace University, and her Master Degree from Marygrove College. While at Baldwin Wallace, she was…

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Charles Kruger left a message on July 8, 2021:
I am sorry to hear of Mary Jo's passing. I had known her and Tony from our days at Baldwin Wallace. She was a ray of sunshine and a genuine good person.
Deryn Moore left a message on April 17, 2021:
I am a former student of Mrs. Manocchio and will always remember her. She always pushed me to do my best and I would like to say that I adore her, especially since she fought back so hard. She told me once that I should never let someone tell me what I can't do because she knew I could. So as a forever student of Mrs. Manocchio, she knows you can do anything and everything.
Jen (Glasser) Proaño left a message on March 19, 2021:
I was fortunate enough to do my student teaching in Mrs. Manocchio’s class in 2001. She was a passionate teacher, who not only loved passing knowledge on to her first graders, but also on to this college kid. She lit up a room, and her students adored her. I was fortunate to be there for lunch the day she brought her Crockpot Potato Soup for all of us to enjoy. She gave out the recipe, which I have in a book of treasured recipes from before I was married. I will forever make it in her honor and remember to savor life like she did. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. She was certainly a ray of sunshine and will be missed.
Debbi Watkins left a message on March 16, 2021:
Mr. Maxfield, This has been corrected. I apologize for the error. Debbi Watkins
JAMES MAXFIELD left a message on March 15, 2021:
In Memoriam: To Mary Jo—as remembered by James Maxfield, Jr. Mary Jo: Being the oldest of my generation of cousins, I have the perspective of more years at least, providing farther-reaching memories. I still remember meeting your Grandfather Harry before he died when I was probably not more than 4 or 5 years old, and memories of your Dad when he was a student on the G.I. bill at BW. I remember when your Dad cam to our house one evening in 1960 to ask my Father to buy his 1959 Chevy—8 years later that car became my first car when I learned to drive in high school. I remember when your Dad and Mom were dating and also their wedding. So my earliest memories of you, Mary Jo, were not far behind. We were visiting your family (perhaps it was an apartment) where you were living—I think in the North Olmstead area or somewhere on the far west side of Cleveland. It was a Sunday evening (when family always went visiting family on Sundays back then). My first and very vivid memory of you goes back to this time in the early 60s, when you were maybe 3 or 4 at most and I was about 11. At that time I was an avid reader of cultural geography books obtained from the library. So I was always curious when I saw a lot of books what was there, and I was drawn to look at the books your Dad had in a bookcase in the living room. I happened to pull out from the bookcase one of your Dad’s books that caught my eye. Perhaps it was a book on history or art—I recall it had nice colored pictures—and I started to browse through the book. Suddenly, you and Patty came running over with a look of terror and yelled at me to put the book back… that nobody was allowed to touch your father’s books. Luckily, your Dad came into the room and said that it was okay—I was old enough to look at his books. I have never forgotten the stern look on your face and your scolding voice even at that young age. You were so cute and grew up so sweetly, and you were such a beautiful bride—I remember that, too, seeing you dance with Tony at your wedding reception. And later on I remember the many real estate meetings and conventions I attended with your Dad over the next 25 years, sometimes sharing a hotel room, and how he relished telling me with pride all the stories and news about your children as they were growing up. I wish I had known you better, though I often think of you as a force of nature. I regret not having that many opportunities to see you the past few decades—time and geography have a habit of getting in the way. I remember you, Mary Jo, with these 2 Haiku poems: The gentle dripping sings cleary, sings its empty whisper down to sleep. (JLM) Nights grow short: a dream of sixty years breaks off before it ends. (Kafu) Bless you and your family. Cousin Jim
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Natalie Mullins Powers left a message on March 15, 2021:
My daughter, Baeleigh, had Mrs. Monocchio as a 1st grade teacher at Crestview. The class conducted an election which empowered the children to do deep research on the candidates, their belief systems and their strong and weak points. We let our daughter stay up all night and watch the election results, even on a school night! This began a lifelong interest in politics for our family, deep conversations and countless memories of watching the election results every four years. We are grateful for the Christian love we received from Marj Jo throughout the years. In her classroom, she taught core values that are needed for children to be successful, contributing citizens to society, when they grow up. I am sad the world has lost such an amazing person so soon. My deepest sympathy to all who love her. I will be looking her up in Heaven one day for a warm hug.
Larry and Mary Kimmel left a message on March 15, 2021:
Tony, Brooke, entire Manocchio family So very sorry to hear about your Mom. A life very well lived. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susann Coffindaffer left a message on March 15, 2021:
To the Manocchio family let me start off by saying we are so sorry for your loss. She was a very kind and wonderful person she always had a smile on her face when she taught my daughter last year it was always a pleasure helping out in her classroom. Fly high Mary jo rest easy.
Virginia Ferrante left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dearest Tony and family, Words fall short of expressing our sorrow. May God bless and comfort you all during this very delicate time in your lives. We extend to you our deepest, most heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace Mary Jo and continue to watch over your family. Berardino Ferrante and Family
John and Maria Tomaro left a message on March 14, 2021:
To the Manocchio family, We wish there were words that could help lessen your pain at this time. We know that she is no longer suffering. She is with God and is rejoicing now. May the memories of her vibrant love live on in your hearts. May those memories bring comfort when the days are long and the nights feel cold. She is your angel now. May you feel her spirit! Our deepest condolences, John, Maria, Brendan and Emily Tomaro
Jessica (Kline) Faulkner left a message on March 14, 2021:
To the Manocchio family: As a 1978 graduate with Mary Jo, I will always have great memories of her cheer and spunk. We met again in 1995 at Crestview through our children and she was still the same Mary Jo. Condolences to you all; our thoughts are and will continue to be with you. - The Faulkners - Jessica (Kline), Lindsay Patel and Cameron. May peace with you and always with you.
Tim and Deb Bernhard left a message on March 14, 2021:
Our condolences to you and your beautiful family. We are lifting you up in prayers for comfort and peace during the coming days and beyond. We will certainly miss Mary Jo at Crestview!
Katie Manocchio left a message on March 14, 2021:
My beautiful Mother passed away after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and more love than could fill a room. Our hearts are beyond shattered and a very large piece is missing. My Mom simply was the best person I have ever known; my hero. She was beyond amazing. She had a presence that could light up a room. She was selfless, loving, caring, and spunky beyond measure. She was everything wonderful in a person that you could ever ask for. She always seemed to offer the best advice and knew exactly what to say. She gave the best hugs, made the best cookies, and was competitive to her core. Somehow, she almost always managed to be on the winning team for family game night; part luck, mostly skill. She was a great friend; I know, because she was my best friend. She was passionate about her job as a teacher and touched more lives than anyone will ever know. Her impact was profound. If you knew Mom, family was her everything. She was an amazing daughter, sister, and aunt. She was a loving and caring wife to my Father. They shared a love that was beautiful and rare. She was hands down the best Mother to 3 sons and 1 daughter and loved us fiercely. She would undoubtedly consider us her greatest and best accomplishments. We were her pride and joy. The only thing she loved more than being a Mother, was being a Grandmother to her 7 grandchildren in which she loved with all of her heart. When I think of my Mom, I think of the quote “A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” We are so deeply saddened by the unfillable void she leaves behind. It is unimaginable to think of a world without her in it. We were blessed to know her, to be loved by her, and to call her ours. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” …It’s goodbye for now, but we will see you later sweet and beautiful angel.
Carl and Denise (Jacobs)Daleo left a message on March 13, 2021:
I can't tell you how sorry I am about Mary Jo. She was a beautiful person and I know she'll be missed. I'm so sorry I won't be able to be in town for service but know that you are all in my prayers God bless you, name all the memories you have till your heart and ease your sorrow. Missy rest in peace. Love from Carl and Denise
Tony & Jeanetta Napier left a message on March 13, 2021:
Tony and family we are so sorry to hear of Mary Jo's passing, we cherish the memories we have of being neighbors and having the pleasure of knowing Mary Jo. She was always willing to help anyone when needed, a guiding light for so many. We pray that each of you are comforted during this time of loss
Barbara Metcalf left a message on March 13, 2021:
Carol Maxfield was the teacher across the hall when I began teaching 46 years ago. She became my dear friend and allowed me to become a part of her family. She and Hal were so proud of their family, and each child, grandchild, and great grandchild was treasured and talked about. Mary Jo brought so much joy into the family with her energy and thoughtfulness. I have many beautiful memories of Mary Jo. Please accept my sympathies at your great loss. I am and will be praying for God to comfort you.
April Bruzda left a message on March 13, 2021:
Sending hugs of comfort to the entire family. Our kids grew up in the same neighborhood and those days are wonderful memories. Mary Jo and I often had conversations at the end of the driveway as we were walking. I know there are not words to ease the pain but know that Eric, Tyler and I are wishing you peace ??
Linda McKenna left a message on March 12, 2021:
To all of Mary Jo's family, I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss and pray for comfort and healing in your grief. May God hold yoi in his loving hands.
Sr. Sharon Paul, O.S..F. left a message on March 12, 2021:
To all the Families of Mary Jo Manocchio: Sincere condolences on this HUGE loss of Mary Jo, your loved one. She certainly was a very active, enthusiastic & caring person who left her mark & spirit on family, friends, church, students & the community. I am Pastoral Minister at Christ Our Light Parish & her sister Sue, is our excellent Principal at our St. Benedict's School, Cambridge, OH. Comfort & strength to each of you! In prayer with care!
Toby Johnson left a message on March 12, 2021:
I am so sorry for this terribly sad news. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mary Jo, but I have worked with and known her son for years--he is an incredible person, and I am certain this is a reflection of her. Her legacy lives on in his bright light. Sending love to the whole family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Beth Donaldson left a message on March 12, 2021:
Condolences from the Crestview Branch Library. I only knew Mary Jo for a short time but greatly enjoyed visiting her and the Kindergartners for story time. She was sweet and definitely no-nonsense! :) We will miss her.
Faye Marie Curtis left a message on March 12, 2021:
to all her family our sincere sympathy and praying for comfort for all the family and friends. I knew her through her sister and nieces < Sue Sanders , Sarah, Hannah, and Meghan. Our sympathy to all and praying that medication would help her but God had other Ideas for your beloved. God be with all you folks and comfort, Sincerely Faye
Kerri Shaffer left a message on March 12, 2021:
My heart and prayers go out to the Manocchio Family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Roger Harraman left a message on March 12, 2021:
Prayers to the family. She was a great teacher and we are so sorry for your loss.
Dr Phil Walter left a message on March 12, 2021:
Dear Tony, Carol and family. I’m am so saddened to hear your loss of Mary Jo. I will always remember her as being so positive, fun and full of life and how much she loved her family. May God’s love and her love and memories comfort you all during this time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Daphne Banks left a message on March 12, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. I am holding the Manocchio family close in my thoughts and prayers.
Patty Fliger left a message on March 11, 2021:
Tony, So sorry to hear about Mary Jo. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jody Lang Smith left a message on March 11, 2021:
Mary Jo was a bright, beautiful light in this world. I am so sorry for your precious loss.
Chris Hess left a message on March 11, 2021:
Prayers and thoughts are with you Tony and all of your family. I will miss Mary Jo's smile and kind heart. I am blessed for the time that I knew her. Time will heal, and we will all meet her again. Peace and comfort to you all.
Bonnie Walters left a message on March 11, 2021:
So sorry for your loss! May the halls of Crestview Schools forever remember the sound of her voice and feel her energy! She truly made her mark on our community and will forever be in the hearts of so many! I pray God comforts your family and gives you strength.
Leanne Webb Herrin left a message on March 11, 2021:
To Katie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time. Mary Jo was such wonderful person. Her eyes were always so bright and shining. She had a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room. I know her students felt that too. The love she gave everyone will have such a lasting effect. With prayers, Leanne Webb Herrin
Gail Dick left a message on March 11, 2021:
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am blessed to have known her and her loved ones.
Sue Discenza and John Sekeres and family left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dear Tony & family, We are so heart broken and sad to hear of this devastating loss. She has been taken way too soon. ? She was a beautiful woman full of life and love for her family. She had a wonderful smile that I will always remember. The memories of her life and all that she was will bring you all great comfort. Our deepest sympathies to you all. You are all in our prayers. We love you! May she Rest In Peace ? ?? xoxoxo
Frank and Stella Bucciarelli left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dear Tony and family, words cannot express the sorrow we feel in losing this wonderful woman. You are all part of the extended family we hold close in our hearts. May God's comfort guide you at this very sad time. Our prayers, love and best wishes continue for all. The only comfort in all this is that she is no longer suffering and with that, may she rest in eternal peace...
Chris Kelser Miller left a message on March 11, 2021:
Mary Jo was my beautiful friend from jr high on. My thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful family. Heaven gained an angel.
Nancy DellaValle-Kashi left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dear Tony, Tony Jr., Andrew, Katie, and Nicholas-we are so very sorry and very heartbroken-MaryJo will be remembered with love and memories of her amazing legacy. May she Rest In Peace, and the perpetual light shine upon her. Amen. All our love, Nancy, Dennis & Denny. XoXoX
Rick and Denise Perfetta left a message on March 11, 2021:
I know there are not any words to heal what you are feeling now, only time can help, Just know you have friends near and far sending healing prayers. We cherish the 20+ years as neighbors and friends in Pavonia. Tony and Maryjo were the first ones we met. I am blessed to be able to continue the friendship as we left the state. Was very happy to see Tony and Mary Jo this past year. As many others, we smile, laugh and cry with all the wonderful memories over those years - school, mutual friends, bonfires, Halloween parties, sporting events. Even though Mary Jo is gone from sight, she will never be gone from our hearts.
Roger and Mellissa Harmon left a message on March 11, 2021:
Tony and family, I am so truly sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for comfort and peace, for you all. I am truly thankful that you shared her final days with us. She leaves behind an amazing legacy. Thankful for the 22 years of friendship. She will be truly missed.
Wappner Funeral Directors and Crematory left a message:
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