Benita R. Mangimelli
February 13, 1923 – May 25, 2020
Benita Rose Mangimelli, 97, Omaha, passed away Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Born February 13, 1923, near Winnetoon, Nebraska. She was the third child of Niles Fred and Leola (Miller) Ayers. She graduated from Verdigree High School in 1940 and then attended Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in Yankton, South Dakota and graduated as a registered nurse in 1944. She moved to Omaha and went to work in Dr. Carnazzo’s office. Dr. Samuel T. Mangimelli joined the Carnazzo practice, met Benita, and they were married June 27, 1946.
She and Samuel raised 5 children. She is survived by 2 daughters; Catherine and son-in-law Steve Rosen, and Jeanne Mangimelli. Her three sons, Thomas and his wife Kay, Michael and his wife Denise, and Charles. She is survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also, she is survived by her sister Laura Schaben, and brother Willard Ayers.
Benita’s husband, Samuel, passed away February 4,2000. She also lost a beloved grandson, Dino, last year. She had lost 3 brothers, Fred, Howard, and Ed.
Benita had a good life mostly as a housewife, mother, and grandmother. She will be remembered for her love of life and wit.
Private Family Services. Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum. Memorials are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.