Catherine Manna

March 13, 1949 - July 24, 2016

Catherine Manna, 67, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Traverse City, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Cape Coral, Florida. “Cathy,” as she was known, was born March 13, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Robert and Marianne Lake, now deceased.

Cathy was a feisty, independent woman and an incredibly hard worker, whom you would never forget after meeting. She had strong opinions, but she loved a good debate and also warmed herself to people’s hearts. She routinely welcomed friends and strangers alike into her home for parties and holiday celebrations. Above all, she was a protective, loving mother. Her children were the center of her universe.

She is survived by two children, Paul Manna (Lisa Ingegneri), of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Nancy Manna (Danny Manzur), of Wesley Chapel, Florida; one sister, Susan Lucas (Ray), of Wauconda, Illinois; one grandchild, Theo Manna, of Williamsburg, Virginia; one niece, Brittany Lake, of Chicago, Illinois; and four cats, Bella, Iris, Miss Mouse and Callie.

Cathy was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hayes Lake, Jr.

Celebration of Life will be heldOctober 8, 2016, at The Park Place Hotel, 300 E.State Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.Phone #231-946-5000. TheMemorial will be held in a conference room from 3-6pm, where appetizers will be served and cash bar available.

Memorial in Florida has not been planned as of yet and probably will not be decided until after the first of the year.

Contributions in Cathy’s memory may be sent to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and to the National League of POW/MIA Families.

Friends are invited to send condolences and memories to the online guestbook at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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