Valerie D. Mannix



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Valerie Mannix Greece, NY: passed away Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 at the age of 84. She was a very fun loving person who’s dedication to her family as unwavering. She founded Mercury Print in 1969 when life as a women entrepreneur was challenging. In honoring Valerie’s legacy please reflect on the immense contributions she made to our lives both personally and professionally. Her vision and values will continue to be our guiding force in all our lives. She is predeceased by her loving husband James Mannix; her son, James Mannix III; parents, Angeline and John DeSantis; brother, Jim DeSantis; grandson, Christopher Hundt. Valerie is survived by her son, John Place (Diane); daughter, Jackie Sturgis (Daniel); daughters, Mary Ann Maddalena (David), Susan Hundt (Ken); sons Michael Mannix, (Maria), Robert Mannix (Phyllis), William Mannix and David Mannix; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Place; grandchildren, Elyssa, Ian, Frankie, Valerie, Jimmy, Casey, James IV, Kari, Danielle and Katie; great-grandchildren, Mary Ellen, Aliana, Ethan, Patricia Jo, Addie, Brady, Alissa, Robbie, and James; sisters, Terri Granger-Christiano (Patrick) and Janice Higgins (Pat). Her Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, (December 19th) 10:30 AM at Calvary Chapel Westside, 2407 S. Union Street, Spencerport NY 14559. Interment will be private.


  1. John Cimbalo on December 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    We are very sad to hear of Valerie’s passing. We have great memories of family get-togethers. With love Corky and John Cimbalo

  2. Bob and Peggy Pugliese on December 17, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Valerie. Valerie and her late husband Jim were always so kind to us. We will always remember the many great times together back in the Rochester Liquor days. RIP Valerie. Bob and Peggy Pugliese

  3. James & Doretta O’Connor on December 17, 2023 at 5:56 pm


  4. Fritz Koehler on December 18, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    Very sad to hear of Valerie’s passing. It was an honor to work for her at Mercury, she was from a generation of business owners who truly cared for their employees. When Val found out my wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she called me to her office. She wanted to know what had happened and said if I needed to deal with family problems to take off, caring for my wife and daughter was more important than anything going on at Mercury. They would find ways to cover me if I was absent. It was more than business with Val, it was also personal. She was an exceptional lady and will be greatly missed.

  5. Mary Schutte on December 19, 2023 at 8:11 am

    I have many great memories of working for Valerie at Mercury Print. Rest in Peace, Mary Schutte

  6. Gerard Clancy on December 20, 2023 at 11:24 am

    My deepest sympathies to John and family on this great loss.

  7. Laurie Cater on December 24, 2023 at 11:35 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing. She hired me back in 1995, when female press operators were kind of rare. As I was introduced to press operators Christine and Virginia, I realized Mercury maybe a very special organization. Valerie was so kind and generous to her employees, that many stayed for decades. She made us feel like a family, to her, and to each other. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, she was a wonderful beautiful person, that I feel blessed to have known.

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