Centerville, UT‒Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Teresa Yolanda (Faré) Mangini, 96, of South Ogden, met in Paradise with her dear husband and family on Wednesday morning, December 6, 2023. For the past year she was a resident of Legacy House of Ogden in South Ogden. She was the beloved wife of the late Bautista César Mangini, who predecessed her in 2012.
Teresa was born in Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 10, 1927, a daughter of the late Giuseppe Angelo Battista Farè and Teresa Venosta. Teresa and Bautista were married in Junín, and then together made the journey to the United States in 1969. They settled in Long Beach, California, where they lived for many years. In 1994, they moved to Centerville, Utah, where they retired.
In Argentina, Teresa was an accomplished seamstress. She continued to sew elegant clothes for herself for the rest of her life. She also embroidered beautiful mantillas.
When Teresa and Bautista moved to the United States, they immediately started taking English lessons at night school after work and continued for three years. Education was a great priority in her life. She got her GED and later received an Associate Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Long Beach City College. She worked at resident homes until her retirement in 1994.
Determination and endurance sustained her small frame. She could always be counted on to keep a confidence. She loved to work, and to do well the task at hand. She loved music, and her home was often filled with the sounds of classical music or opera. She also served others, as a friend and as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which she joined in 1966 in Argentina. Her last two assignments were as a Temple Ordinance Worker and visiting teacher. Her home was always open to neighbors and relatives, who stopped by often.
Her family was the constant focus of her life. She sacrificed a lot for them. At home, there was always a way to attain educational opportunities, and there were always funds to buy good books. She coordinated her occupation with her duties at home, providing fresh delicious meals every day, and being an example of excellence. She kept a spotless home. Being of Italian heritage, she cooked wonderful dishes and later in life, cream puffs for family and neighbors became a signature activity for her.
Teresa leaves behind to cherish her memory her two daughters, Alicia Bodily (Richard) and Liliana Frandsen (Bruce), who helped her and her husband devotedly until their passing; her grandchildren, Richard, William and John Bodily, David, Jenny, Wendy, Brenda, Daniel, and Somer Frandsen and their spouses; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She has blessed the lives of many generations.
Teresa’s family is thankful to the personnel at Legacy House of Ogden, where she was treated with kindness and respect at this time in her life. We are also grateful for the care provided by the staff of Cascade Springs Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Canyon View Ward, 210 East 1825 North, Centerville, UT. Friends may visit with family on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Centerville City Cemetery.