MILLINOCKET – Madeline T. Frederick, 92, wife of the late Howard Frederick, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Millinocket, the daughter of Sandy and Ositha (Ouellette) Manzo. Mae was a graduate of Stearns High School, Millinocket, and married Howard, June 18, 1935, at her family parish of St Martin of Tours by the Rev. John Hogan. Together they shared 37 years of marriage, ending in 1972 when Howard passed away unexpectedly, just 12 hours after retiring from Great Northern Paper Co. Mae was a communicant of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Millinocket, for many years and was actively involved in many areas of outreach in the Catholic church. She held many offices with Daughters of Isabella, from the Little Flower Circle, Millinocket, to the regional and state offices of the Daughters of Isabella. “Aunt Mae” as she was affectionately known, even to people who were not family, will be missed by all who knew her. During her life she was a resilient and caring person. For more than 45 years, she ran her own business in Greenville, Waterville and at several locations in Millinocket. As a beautician and hairdresser, she made many lifelong friends. After her retirement, she overcame what few inhibitions she had and took to the air traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe – fulfilling the “retirement dreams” she and Howard had made during their working lives. Aunt Mae also hosted her growing Italian rooted family for annual Thanksgiving and Easter meals – traditional meals of turkey, gnocchi and all the fixings. There was always room for one more. And her love for nieces and nephews filled a void in her life, each of them treated like children as her own. In her later years her nephew, Michael Crowley, led a legion of family, neighbors and friends who helped this independent lady remain in her home. She was blessed, but not more than those fortunate to take time to be with her and know her. She remained proud of her Manzo ancestry, hometown of Millinocket and the family she adopted along the way and brought into that exclusive place of her life. She will be missed and never forgotten. She is survived by four brothers, Albert Manzo and his wife, Ella, of South Portland, Michael Manzo of Beverly, Mass., Alex Manzo and his wife, Isabella, of Kissimmee, Fla., and Roger Manzo and his wife, Joan, of Wells; her sister, Regina Kocur of Orono; brother-in-law, Eddie Crowley; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mae was predeceased by a daughter, in 1937; and four sisters, Angelina Manzo, Stella Miller, Alyce Girsa Crowley and Ida Manzo; and two brothers, Henry and Kenneth Manzo. She was also predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Beverly Manzo, Elizabeth “Betty” Manzo and Alice Manzo; and by brothers-in-law, Charles Miller, John Kocur and Stephen S. Girsa. Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, where a rosary service will be conducted 7 p.m. by the officers and members of Daughters of Isabella, Little Flower Circle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket, with the Rev. Joel Cyr, pastor, presider. Interment will be immediately after the funeral Mass at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Mae may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence or cards may be sent to the family, care of Michael R. Crowley, 73 Water St., Millinocket ME 04462 or may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.