In Memory: May 31

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Paul T. Mansy, 68

March 1, 1955 – May 8, 2023

Paul T. Mansy, 68, left this world, May 8, 2023, to take his place in our Father’s heavenly kingdom. Paul was born on March 1, 1955 in Washington, DC.

He graduated from Virginia Tech State University before graduating from George Mason Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.

Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 16 years, Jeanne (Bosco) Mansy, (together 30 years); his daughter, Tamara Eden and his sons, Seth and Derek Bosco. He also leaves behind his beautiful grandchildren, Emily, Brian and Megan Eden, and Adam Bosco; his sister, Marion (Jim) Rothwell; his niece, Susan Rooney, (Sean); his nephew, Michael Rothwell; and lots of cousins and friends, including his YOX brothers.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Anna (Mekelong) Mansy; his father, Dr. Thomas Mansy; his brother, Dr. Joseph Mansy and his sister-in-law, Kathy Goonan. Paul loved his wife, his family, life, his country, the ocean and the outdoors. He enjoyed sailing/boating most of all.

A Celebration of Life in honor of Paul will be held at Paul and Jeanne’s home in Florida on Sunday, June 11th at 1pm. Another Celebration of Life will be held in the DC area for family and friends later this summer.

The family kindly requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Indian River Land Trust or St. Jude’s hospital, some of Paul’s favorite charities.

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Edward A. Frigerio, 86, Vero Beach

May 6, 1937 – May 6, 2023

Mr. Edward A. Frigerio, 86, of Vero Beach, passed away May 6, 2023.

He was born May 6, 1937 in Lake Como, Italy to the late David Frigerio and Matilda Spinelli Frigerio.

Eddie received his education in Rome, Italy. He came to the United States with his parents where he declared his American citizenship, after which he went on to serve his country in The United States Armed Forces, where he was stationed in Germany.

Eddie was the loving husband of Rosemarie Frigerio; the two married on June 25, 1966 and were blessed with 56 years of wedded bliss.

He went on to become an aerospace photographer, working for Forrestal research center at Princeton University on the NASA project. His last employment was as a Program Specialist for Westchester County. He and his wife enjoyed spending time with, raising and owning their Samoyeds show dogs. Eddie had a passion for walking on the beach with his wife by his home. Both he and Rosemarie formed long lasting and meaningful friendships; they enjoyed fine wines, gourmet foods, and entertaining their friends, neighbors and family who loved him dearly. Their home was always filled with laughter, joy and the smell of his delicious cooking since Eddie loved to BBQ and cook for friends.

In addition to his wife, Eddie is survived by his brother, Philip Frigerio of Vero Beach; numerous close friends and neighbors who will keep his memory alive. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday May 12, 2023 at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

Funeral Mass will be held 11:30 AM on Saturday May 13, 2023 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach.

Committal Service will take place immediately following Mass at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce, Florida with Military Honors.

A reception will follow at The Plaza, 884 17th St. Located next to Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

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Michael Di Scipio, 89, Vero Beach

December 10, 1933 – May 4, 2023

Michael Di Scipio of Vero Beach, FL, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, friend and Marine Corps Colonel, passed away May 4, 2023, at the age of 89.

Mike was born in New York, NY on December 10, 1933. He was the second son of Joseph and Adeline Di Scipio. Although raised in New York, he considered Connecticut a second home because his summers and many holidays were spent in Fairfield County, which he recalled as fun-filled days of swimming, boating, fishing and exploring. He attended Cathedral Prep High School, and Saint Francis College in Brooklyn where he earned a BBA degree in economics and marketing and played basketball in, among other venues, the old Madison Square Garden.

Upon graduating, he joined the US Marine Corps in 1951 and completed recruit training at Parris Island, SC where he fired the highest qualification score with the M-1 rifle. After being commissioned a second Lieutenant, he served in various duty assignments including intelligence, infantry and public affairs until his retirement in 1986. His military awards include the Legion of Merit and two naval unit commendations. He distinguished himself as a rifle and pistol marksman winning many military and civilian competitions including the 1955 Edson trophy and the 1961 New York State rapid fire pistol championship. He was active with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation as a committee member and fundraiser. Mike was the founder of Leathernecks of Connecticut.

He spent 45 years in advertising and public relations, serving as senior vice president at Campbell Ewald, director of advertising at Champion International, and manager of advertising sales at Getty Oil. His industry awards include a Clio and Silver Anvil for excellence in advertising and public affairs, respectively. In 1983, he started Di Scipio and Associates, an advertising and public relations agency that served the financial services and information technology sectors as well as the US Marine Corps and Department of Defense. His consulting projects included the Space Shuttle, B1 bomber, and the original Marine Corps recruiting campaign, “The Marines are Looking for a Few Good Men.”

His family was most important to him and a great source of joy. He met Joan, the love of his life, when they were 17. They married in 1956, raised a family, and were pillars of support for one another until his death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their four children and spouses, Robert and Tina Di Scipio of Vero Beach, FL, Tim and Susan Di Scipio of Connecticut, Lauren Di Scipio of Cooper Landing, AK, and Kenneth Di Scipio of Lake Tahoe. Surviving grandchildren include Christin Diepenbrock, Kathleen Di Scipio, Alicia Di Scipio, Brynn Di Scipio, Mia Di Scipio, Bill Di Scipio, Thomas Di Scipio, Nicholas Di Scipio and Christina Di Scipio. The day before he passed, he experienced the joy of meeting via video his great grandson, Will Diepenbrock. He is survived by his brother, Joseph Di Scipio of Denver, CO.

He and his wife Joan were residents of New Canaan, CT for more than 35 years where he was an active parishioner and usher at Saint Aloysius Church and board member of the New Canaan Basketball Association. He was a member of Shorehaven Golf Club for 20 years where he struggled with golf, but twice won the tennis doubles championship because (according to him) he had a great partner. He played many sports but basketball, which he played continuously for 70 years, was his favorite. He was a regular at the New Canaan YMCA and played on two Connecticut Senior Olympics basketball championship teams. Mike was a student of world history, and sports and movie trivia, and enjoyed recalling poignant and funny stories with family and friends.

A Catholic Mass and celebration of life reception will be held in New Canaan, CT in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

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Helen Diamond, 98, Vero Beach

December 3, 1924 – April 26, 2023

Helen Diamond of Vero Beach Florida passed away peacefully at her home as she wished on 4/26/23. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Helen attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. where she graduated with a degree in Accounting. She went on to work as a CPA in Washington D.C., where she held her own successfully in what was at the time a world dominated by men.

Helen loved to travel and explored all parts of the world. She liked to fly and was proud of achieving her Pilot’s license. Golfing, fishing, dancing, gardening, and reading were also on her long list of interests. Most importantly, Helen loved to engage in philanthropy in her later years of life. She was very generous with many local health care services, including the VNA and what is now CCIRH.

Helen’s goal was to make 100 years old; alas she fell just short of that. I guess God wanted her home early. To know her was not to forget her. Rest in Peace, Helen. Gone but never forgotten in our hearts!

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Patricia A. Lohse, 91

June 9, 1931 – April 23, 2023

Mrs. Patricia A. Lohse, 91, died April 23, 2023, at UF Health The Villages Hospital in The Villages, Florida.

Visitation will be held 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Strunk Funeral Home, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 13075 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

Interment will take place at Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian, Florida following the Mass.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Sebastian, Florida.

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Doreen Taylor Riley, 64

June 27, 1958 – May 8, 2023

Mrs. Doreen Taylor Riley, better known as Dori, 64, passed away May 8, 2023 in Sebastian, Florida. She was the daughter of Harry and Doreen Blaine.

Dori spent her life mentoring to children of all ages. She coached for many years, helped with high school extracurriculars, and worked in childcare for at least 20 years. Dori was known in her community for her charismatic, loving, nurturing and caring self.

She loved spending time with her grandkids, whether they were fishing, crafting, or performing for her. She loved spending time with friends, enjoyed sewing, loved to dance, and go fishing. Her favorite thing to do was shed light with her smile and laughter. She always knew how to cheer anyone up and put a smile on their face, no matter the circumstance.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin Michael Riley; sons, Everett Glenn Taylor and Sean Michael Riley; daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Kaplan; brothers, Harry Blaine and William Blaine; sister Deborah Qualls; grandchildren, Crimson Taylor, Jaden Taylor, Christian Riley, Payton Kaplan, Paisley Kaplan, Aria Riley, and Preston Kaplan.

A celebration of life date and location are to be determined.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 in loving memory of Doreen Taylor Riley.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

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Christopher Massimo, 70, Sebastian

April 2, 1953 – May 5, 2023

Christopher Massimo, 70, of Sebastian, Florida, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023.

Chris, born on April 2, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. He went on to work for the Broward County School Board for 17 years before opening Massimo Painting Inc. in Sebastian in 2002.

Chris lived a full life, often enjoying a wide range of music, movies, and sports. He always held fast to his faith in God. Chris was known by all to be a kind, generous, and humble soul with a great sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his father, Emedio; mother, Dorothy Lee; and brother, John.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth (nee Garrett), and 5 grateful children: Stefanie (Gary), Vincent, Zachary (Kimberly), Lindsay, and Julie. He is also survived by his 5 adoring grandchildren, Dane, Reed, Carlee, Troy, and Christian. Lastly, Chris is survived by many loving siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A wake will be held at Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian, Florida, on May 13, 2023 from 5pm to 7pm.

Tributes and memories can be shared at

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”

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Barbara Jean Perkins (née Smith), 72, Vero Beach

August 24, 1951 – May 6, 2023

On Saturday, May 6th 2023, Barbara Jean Perkins (née Smith) passed away peacefully at her Vero Beach, Florida home in the loving company of her family. Born August 24th, 1951 in Hawkinsville, Georgia as the third of five children, Barbara lived and loved many places in the adventure of her life, but none more than the Ravine Gardens of Palatka, Florida, where she spent her teen years and graduated from Palatka Central High School in 1969.

Barbara gave freely and loved deeply, but was a quick-witted, sharp-tongued woman who wouldn’t suffer nonsense. She loved her true crime shows, NASCAR, Steelers football, a chilled glass of white wine, and most of all, the company of her family and friends. She is survived by and lives on in her husband, Don; blood sister, Yolie; brother, Oscar; daughter, Jennifer; grandchildren Madeline, Holden, Nick, and Gina; and great-granddaughter Athena.

In her spirit and honor, we will not mourn her loss, but welcome all who knew her to celebrate and drink to her memory with us at 1 PM Friday, May 12th, at the Vero Eagles, 1267 Old Dixie Highway.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

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