Erna Fridriksson

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Born: October 29, 1936

Died: February 06, 2013

Services: St. Paul's United Methodist Church Tuesday, February 12,2013 11:00AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Sunday, February 10,2013 2-4 & 7-9 & Monday, February 11,2013 2-4 & 7-9

Erna Fridriksson, 76, a Prince's Bay resident who enjoyed spending time with her family, died Wednesday at home.

Born Erna Thordarsdottir in Reykjavik, Iceland, she moved to Manhattan in 1958; Brooklyn in 1963; Willowbrook in 1969, and Prince's Bay in the 1980s.

A homemaker, she also worked as a seamstress in her youth and then as a bookkeeper for the family business, retiring in 2000.

She attended the College of Staten Island after graduating from a high school in Iceland.

Mrs. Fridriksson was known for her Christmas cookies, and she liked doing needlepoint, knitting and shopping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Haddi; a son, Fridrik; three daughters, Sigrun Larstanna, Helga Rice and Una Mastrianni, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Tottenville. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery (Staten Island) (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Map)

Posted at: 3/18/2013 7:14:25 PM By:


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We see him call it The Wheel a lot in this journal. I rllaey believe it's a high-wheel bicycle, as you describe. I haven't read the whole journal in its entirety yet, but I think that will be what we find, (if he tells us).He would have just turned 31 as he started writing in this journal, and was always in good condition up to his 80s or beyond. I expect that for short jaunts, it was easier to hop on a bicycle than to gather up the team, harness them and ride in a buggy or wagon which would have the same speed, or slower.Thanks for your interest and cooperation.Mike