July 2, 1942 – March 15, 2021
On Monday, March 15, 2021, Patricia Anne Lebario Manuel, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 78. Patricia was born on July 2, 1942 in Peoria, Arizona to Carlos and Dolores (Lugo) Lebario. She is an alumna of Peoria High School (1961) and Northern Arizona State University (1963).
On August 31, 1963, she married Frank Manuel. They raised two children, son Patrick and daughter Celeste. Throughout their marriage, they were given the honor of being godparents to 10 children of family and friends. They treated many children as their own by assisting them through emotional or financial troubles. Anyone who asked for help was comforted by her encouraging words and loving embrace.
Throughout her lifetime, Patricia was a true Catholic who actively participated in the parishes in which she belonged. She spent her youth as a member of St. Charles Borromeo in Peoria. After moving to Goodyear, she became a member of St. John Vianney, where she taught Catechism classes and developed a passion for hand-sewing religious banners. Her later years were spent at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale, where she became a member of Our Lady’s Guild and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She spent many hours volunteering at the church, school and pantry.
When she wasn’t helping others, Patricia was a model homemaker who enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen and experienced the world through her numerous cookbooks. If she wasn’t in the kitchen she could be found creating in her craft room. The only time her hands were still was when she was reading a book from her personal collection or the local library.
A two time kidney transplant recipient, Patricia was resilient and strong. She researched her Polycystic Kidney Disease and took control of her health so she could be free to take road trips to explore antique shops and unique restaurants. Despite her medical issues, her spirit and faith always remained boundless.
Patricia was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother Florence and sister Marcella Sanchez. She is deeply missed by her husband Frank, son Patrick (Liz) and daughter Celeste (Tom Cotter), along with grandchildren: Christine Mena Glass, Kris Glass, Anyssa Manuel, Korina Manuel, Aaron Manuel, Quinn Cotter, and great-grandchild Iszabella Manuel. She is also survived by her siblings and their beloved children: Natividad Lebario, Virginia Lebario, Albert (Rufina) Lebario, Carlos (Francis) Lebario, Margie Lebario, Ruben (Gloria) Lebario, JoAnne (Ben) Lopez and Rick Sanchez.
Services: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at West Resthaven Funeral Home (Glendale): Visitation from 4 PM to 8 PM with a Rosary Service at 6 PM. A Funeral Mass will take place Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glendale) with burial immediately following at West Resthaven Park Cemetery (Glendale). Due to COVID-19 concerns, a reception will not be held following the burial.
- Quinn Cotter
- Angelo De La Rosa
- Gerardo De La Rosa
- Aaron Manuel
- John Manuel
- Patrick Manuel
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April 8, 2021
I send my most deepest condolences to you Frank , Patrick & Celeste . There are so many fond memories that I hold on to my sweet friend & an old neighbor of many years . I loved you & will forever love 💕 you . I was just thinking about you last week & it put a warm smile 😃 on my face & laughter came out of me , thinking about the past . I always reminded you of what a beautiful woman you were & how you were Gods chosen vessel . You always were so kind & generous . My son & I would always run into you & Frank as we loved to dine out & enjoy healthy eating & fine cuisine. My most fondest memories are when you & Frank invited me to dinner . I think I was 13 yes. of age I might have been 12 yrs. old & you told me I was very mature & responsible for my age . You asked me if I could babysit Patrick & Celeste every now in then for a couple of hours . Maybe one day out of the week & possibly on a Saturday as you & Frank had date night . I felt like such a big girl & you both made me feel so special with your kindness & generosity. My second fond memory is & it does bring happy tears to my eyes is that on my 13 th or 15 th Birthday 🎉 🎂 🥳 No one remembered my birthday . But you walked over to my home 🏡 & Blessed me with a Birthday gift 🎁 You told me Because I loved reading the Bible & you knew that one of my favorite stories was Joseph & the coat of many colors , you purchased it . I opened it & it was the most amazing , the most beautiful & unique Crocheted poncho of many colors . It kept me nice & warm until I decided to Bless my sister Bette with it because she loved it so much & Thirdly , is when I was sick with cancer two or three years ago . I lost my job & times were difficult so I went to OLPH to apply for assistance . You greeted me & said Elizabeth , Patrick & Celeste were just asking about you the other day . You showed me beautiful family pictures, then you said , Elizabeth you do not need to apply for assistance, Frank & I would love to pay your bill
Rosie Silva Acuna
April 4, 2021
My prayers and condolences to the family. I knew Mrs Manuel from CCD at St John. It has been many years since I'd seen or heard of her or the family, yet when you thought of her or the family it was with a smile. Patrick I went to school with you and your sister Celeste was just a bit younger. Once again my heartfelt condolences.
April 4, 2021
My condolences to Patsy's family. She was such a wonderful woman and I am forever grateful to have met her. I found her when looking into my Levario family history and she welcomed me with open arms and gave my family a lot of photos and keepsakes. She will truly be missed, rest in peace Patsy. God Bless!
March 19, 2021
such a great loss ...rest in heaven now ...dear aunt!