Maximina ”Maxie” Gloria Manego was born October 7, 1939 in New Orleans, the third child of Esther Kroll and Cirilo Reyes Manego. Growing up in New Orleans Maxie made her family the cornerstone of her life. Dedicated mother to, Donna C. Wicker, MD (Henry Jr., MD), Tyrone J. Cuneo (Sokeng), Wendy A. Washington and Cyril R. Manego. Devoted Grandmother to Bailey T. Manego, Naria LeMire, Radamis Cuneo, Carmen L. Wicker, Simone R. Wicker, Christopher Cuneo, Kenneth Cuneo, Maximina Cuneo, Alexander Cuneo and Annoc Cuneo.
After graduating from Xavier Preparatory High School in 1957, Maxie joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Maxie also worked with the United States Postal Service. Maxie graduated from Straight Business School and worked as a stenographer for several years until she became a nurturing homemaker and caretaker of the elderly. Known for her beautiful smile, she loved boxer dogs, sewing and quilting. Maxie was passionate about the history and culture of New Orleans and everyone will remember by her wonderful storytelling.
Her four children and siblings Charles Manego (Patricia), Woodrow Manego (Doretha), Lucilo Manego and Anita George (Rosenthal) were fortunate to spend time keeping her in good spirits and company these past weeks.
Maximina is preceded-in-death by her husband Glendon Thaddeus Taylor, who fought a long battle with ALS, her parents, Cirilo and Esther Manego; siblings, Bonito Manego, Edwardo Manego and Cirilo Manego Jr., Esther Manego and a grandson, Aidan M. Desselle.
Maximina was 80 at the time of her passing to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She will be dearly missed by family and friends and honored at a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, International Shrine of St. Jude, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112 on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at church at 9:00 AM. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions to the Team Steve Gleason Foundation, P.O. Box 24493 New Orleans, LA 70184 or www.teamgleason.org/donate are preferred. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences at www.schoenfh.com. JACOB SCHOEN & SON 3827 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 is in charge of arrangements.