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Victoria Amanda “Mandy” Stoffa

Victoria Amanda “Mandy” Stoffa

November 10, 1943 - April 22, 2017     Age: 73

Victoria Amanda “Mandy” Stoffa, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Saturday morning, April 22, 2017 with her family by her side.

Born in Madison, FL she was the eldest of two daughters born to the late Dr. Earnest Thomas Kinsey, M.D. and Victoria Pepera Kinsey.  She completed her Associate’s Degree at North Florida Junior College and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Florida State University.  Upon obtaining her degrees, Mandy taught art in public schools and community colleges. Later as an Art Supervisor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was selected as Art Administrator/Supervisor of the Year for the state of Colorado.  Mandy possessed many talents.  Among these were poet, artist, writer, and musician.   While attending North Florida Junior College her poetry was published in the school newspaper.  As a student at Florida State University, her marble sculpture was placed in the Student Honor’s show.  While residing in Arkansas, her ceramic sculpture, “The Three Pharoahs,” was purchased by Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, a noted art collector. Mandy was a former member of the Amelia Island Art Association and received several awards for work she entered in various shows.  Recently, her interest turned to writing and she wrote, illustrated, and published several children’s books. Her musical accomplishments included participation in the Atlanta Marching Abominables Band and the Nassau Community Band where she played the flute. She was an avid animal lover and supporter of the Nassau Humane Society.

One of Mandy’s passions was traveling and she was fortunate to visit many states and European countries.  She loved experiencing the culture, music, and people she encountered in her travels.

Mandy leaves behind her beloved husband, Kenneth; her beloved sister, Rose Marie Kinsey Patrick (Stanley); brother-in-law Vincent Stoffa (Colleen); sister-in-law Denise Stoffa Welsh (Mike); cousins, Iris Pepera Ward, Jackie Pepera Johnson (Kin), Joyce Littleton, Helen Littleton (Tish), 2 nephews and a niece.

She and her husband have been active members of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Friday, April 28, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach with the Reverend Father Jose Kallukalam, Celebrant.

Her family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-7 pm in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard where the Vigil service for the deceased will be held at 6:00 pm with Deacon Art Treadwell, officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 on Saturday April 29, 2017 as she is laid to rest in the Pepera – Littleton family section of Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, FL.

12 Condolences

  • Anne Boyte and Martin Frank Posted April 23, 2017 11:11 am

    My love goes out to Mandy’s family and many friends.She was a light in our world and has left a wonderful legacy with all of the people she has touched with her art, her music and her kind, sweet spirit. She will be missed and remembered with love and gratitude for having known her.

  • Gerry & Kent Olvey Posted April 23, 2017 12:05 pm

    Ken, Rose and Stan, our hearts are broken over the loss of Mandy, our very dear friend. She brightened the world for so many of us with her infectious laugh, her great sese of humor, her gentle spirit and her beautiful art work. We will forever miss her creative gifts and “illustrated” cards. Though we miss her terribly, she has found peace. As we grieve, I can only hope that she and her sweet “Doodle” are reunited. Peace, my dear friend.

  • Joseph Noah Fouarker Posted April 23, 2017 10:56 pm

    Mr. Stoffa, So sorry for your loss.

  • Carl and Barbara Anderson Posted April 23, 2017 11:49 pm

    Ken and Family, So sorry for your loss. We are holding on to a lot of good memories with you and Mandy..

  • Terri Fairley Posted April 24, 2017 6:11 pm

    Mandy was my brightly shining star!

  • Debbie Vines Posted April 25, 2017 5:07 am

    So sorry for your loss. I will miss Mandy’s smiling face in band.

  • Courtney Platt Posted April 25, 2017 12:11 pm

    Mr. Stoffa, Our hearts are saddened by your loss…My girls Ally and Sophia were so blessed to have you and Mrs. Stoffa in our lives…as their teachers and as their art mentors. We will miss seeing her beautiful spirit and smile around town. Truly taken too soon…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ❤️❤️❤️ Courtney, David, Ally and Sophia Platt???????

  • Ronnie & Roger Wasik Posted April 25, 2017 1:13 pm

    What a treasure Mandy was ! She was so talented and such a good friend. Our little usher / dinner group will miss her so. Continued prayers for you Ken and your family.

  • Ronnie & Roger Wasik Posted April 25, 2017 1:14 pm

    We will miss Mandy’s smiling face, Ken.

  • Ashleigh Clark & Family Posted April 25, 2017 9:59 pm

    Mr. Stoffa I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying that you are blessed with peace and comfort during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Trish Goble Posted April 28, 2017 4:38 pm

    So happy I got to see you again at Tracy Wedding in December, love and prayers for you and your family.

  • Alan Benjamin Posted May 1, 2017 1:06 pm

    My deepest sympathies to both Ken and Rose. I think I shall remember Mandy most for her many enthusiasms. It seemed that Mandy had many, many interests and was passionate about each of them. On top of her passions, Mandy was thoughtful about these interests, devoting so much of her attention to how to tackle each of them in the best ways possible. And, she had fun with them! I saw this in Atlanta, when we both were in the Marching Abominable Band, and during the many subsequent years, when we mostly stayed in touch over the telephone with an occasional meeting in person. I feel honored and gratified to have been witness to Mandy’s laughs, smiles, and to be a beneficiary of her caring. Mandy, you will be remembered.

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