Ann M. Frigo (Rebman) of Platteville, WI passed away unexpectedly at home on November 11. She was 71.
Ann was born on May 23, 1943 in Green Bay to Roger and Lola Rebman. She grew up in De Pere and the surrounding area, and graduated high school from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1961. She married Patrick Reidy on October 12, 1963 in De Pere, from which they had two children and adopted two more. She married Bruno Frigo on July 7, 1975, and moved to Platteville in 1977; together they had two more children.
Central to Ann’s life was her marriage, children, and home. She was an accomplished baker, and known for making an Italian cookie called pizzelle. She also created numerous unique knitted items such as sweaters, hats, and socks using wool she dyed and spun herself. She was well known to many of the fiber artists and wool producers in southern Wisconsin.
Ann truly loved her home in the woods, and continued her husband’s interest in birds. She had fostered over the years an extensive group of orioles, which every summer would return to feed on the offered array of fruit and jellies. Also, inspired by her father’s love for plants, Ann maintained a unique garden of herbs and flowers, raising herbs and using them to make wreaths.
Ann’s home evolved with the seasons, and she decorated it to follow each. Having just recently festooned it in orange and tan of fall and Thanksgiving, we all truly are thankful for the creativity and devotion which Ann provided to our lives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno; her parents, Roger and Lola; a brother, Joseph; and a sister Bernadette. She is survived by 4 sisters, 6 children, and 3 grandchildren.
Per Ann’s wishes, there will be no public service or visitation.
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