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Edna M. Frigo - 96

Coloma, Michigan

Edna M. Frigo nee Santi. Age 96. Longtime Coloma, MI resident, beloved wife of the late Reno Frigo, died August 24th at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Born August 12, 1925 and raised in the Pullman area. President of Roseland Little League Auxiliary in 1967 when Roseland went to the Little League World Series. Bookkeeper for her father’s, and eventually husband’s business, Santi Distributing. Edna then worked ten years at Harris Bank in downtown Chicago. Edna devoted many volunteer hours in the Coloma area at her church, the local hospital, and Senior Center. Loving mother of Dr. Mark (Victoria), Ronald (Lori), Gary (Sandy), Jo-Marie, and the late Michael; fond Nonna of Michael (Katie), Amy, Anthony, Dominic (Rachel), and David Frigo, Cara (Dino) Mirkopoulos, Danielle (Dan) Kreczmer, Gianina (David) Gabriel, and Sean, Daniel, Matthew (Poloma) Fleming. Proud Bisnonna of Reagan and Marco Frigo, John Mark Mirkopoulos, and Grayson Frigo. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Monday August 30, 2021 from 9:30 am until time of prayers 10:45 to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 11:30 am. Private entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Edna’s memory to St Joseph Catholic Church, 157 Lucinda Lane, Watervliet MI, 49098 or North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Road, PO Box 730, Coloma MI, 49038. Info 708-481-9230 and

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  • Lorraine Michuda

    on 08/26/21

      Edna and I have kept in touch since high school.(S.L.A.).   75 years!   She always had news of our friends.   I remembered her birthday each year. I would  send  her greetings and she would write back.  She will be missed.



  • Larry Toigo

    on 08/26/21

    Rest in Peace.  Will always have loving memories of you.  Can remember coming in through back door, and having the great smells of your fantastic cooking, then, of course your saying "want something to eat"  or "sit down and eat".  Then leaving with Mark, telling me to "stay out of trouble".  Will always remeber you.  You and your family are in my prayers. " God Loves You"

  • Milissa Elias Gomez

    on 08/26/21

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Edna. I was blessed to know Edna through my mom, Janna Costa Elias. Rest in Peace, dear Edna.
  • James & Mary Anne Ostrenga

    on 08/26/21

    God bless Edna,

    she had a prayer group praying for Mary Anne years ago because of her chronic illness. She was such a wonderful and giving person.

    our condolences to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Jim and Mary Anne Ostrenga



  • Rob Benetti

    on 08/30/21

    One of my parents dearest friends, Edna was one of the strongest women I have ever met. She helped me get a job at the Harris Bank and was an amazing mentor to me. She was caring, strong, and held you accountable for your efforts and actions. I am grateful for her belief in me and guidance. Rest in Peace. 

  • Dan Fleming

    on 09/10/21

    My Nonna was a force to be reckoned with, as were her prayers and unconditional love for her family and friends.

    As a kid, I remember Nonna looking after me and my siblings during my Mom’s battle with cancer. One night, the old man across the street dropped by for dinner. He had served in the Korean War and had a reputation on our block for his brash behavior. As he devoured one Sloppy Joe after the next, he began to tease Nonna, insinuating the meal she had prepared for us was the same food that had killed his wife. Nonna’s bottom lip disappeared behind her teeth as her eyes locked and narrowed. “Shut up and eat your dinner,” she said. 

    Since the start of my Peace Corps service in 2011, Nonna and I rarely missed a weekly call to one another. As a volunteer living in a rural village in the South Pacific, I struggled to fit in and to find my place and purpose within the community. No matter the distance or difference in time zone, I could always count on a warm smile and encouraging words from Nonna to help guide me through my week. 

    I am forever grateful to have had such a wonderful grandmother and dear friend. 

    Rest in Peace, Big Ed.




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