Alfrieda Marie Manriquez

June 23, 1938 - February 21, 2022

Alfrieda “Frieda” Marie Manriquez, 83, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2022 surrounded by family. She was born on June 23, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas, but was a longtime resident of Beaumont. She was a graduate of St. Anthony High School, class of 1956. She had a long career as an Optometrist Assistant, finally retiring in 2017. Frieda attended St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, often leading the Rosary before Mass.  She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed dancing, bowling, and traveling with family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph Philip, Jr. (Sandy), Robert Steven (Kay), and Patrick James; daughter, Cynthia Lynn Burgin (Joe); sister, Vickie Sturgis (Glen); brother, Robert Chavez, Jr. (Holly); grandchildren, Josh Choate, Ashley Choate, Jessica Richard (Chadwick), Michael Manriquez (Katelyn), Jackson Manriquez, and Parker Manriquez; great-grandchildren, Derek Choate, Dallie Gilbreath, Steven Richard, and Greyson Manriquez; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Frieda is preceded in death by her father, Alfredo Robledo; mother, Mary Orta Chavez; and stepfather, Robert Chavez; husband, Joseph Philip.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Manriquez may be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

A gathering of Mrs. Manriquez’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with her Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 28, 2022, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont. Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Choate, Michael Manriquez, Matt Gilbreath, Adam Burgin, Jackson Manriquez, and Parker Manriquez.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • February 27, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • February 27, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
  • 700, Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • February 28, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • , , Beaumont, TX, 77701,

Comments (7)

    Trey Walls says:

    Sad to hear of her passing Joe. My deepest condolences are with you and your family. A very loving video. If you ever need anything just say it.

    Ronnie and Trudy Duhon says:

    Mrs Manriquez was a wonderful and a beautiful woman inside and out. I enjoyed speaking with her whenever was at Steve’s for a gathering. And boy could that woman cook!
    I will see her again in our Fathers house.

    Corine Freeland says:

    Freida’s optical expertise was much appreciated. Her patience and kindness were outstanding over many years. May she rest in peace.

    Linda and Jim Sachitano says:

    Cynthia and all of Frieda’s family, we remember Frieda and your father Philip from our St. Anthony high school days, Knights of Columbus and Widman School of Dance days. Jim and I want to send our condolences and prayers to all.

    Don Barnett says:

    Don Barnett and family extend our condolences to the Manriquez family. I remember Joe’s family as part of the cheering squad for all our school years activities at St. Anthony and Kelly. They were exceptional parents.

    joe manriquez says:

    Thank you Donnie, great times growing up.

    Bil and Jackie Holton says:

    Frieda worked tirelessly with our glasses giving us her personal touch to get them “just right”! We enjoyed her friendship and looked forward to our optical visits because of her. She was a treasure!

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