Olivia Faith Maniace (Liv, Livvy Lou) 22 of Batavia passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Cleveland Clinic with her loving family and devoted boyfriend by her side. She was born on Feb. 10, 1999, in Batavia, N.Y., to David Maniace and Susan (Scott) Maniace.
Olivia was a pint size ball of fire. She was the perfect blend of love, compassion, wit and sarcasm. She was a true warrior that inspired many. Olivia battled Cystic Fibrosis her entire life, received a double lung transplant in 2019 and battled post-transplant lymphoma twice. Though she endured so much in her short life, she never stopped smiling and giving to others facing challenges. Her love of life and God was infectious. Olivia managed to capture hearts in all aspects of her life, including her amazing caretakers.
Olivia loved her family fiercely, whether it was camping, playing games or boating. She loved her dog, Stella, and hoped to train her as a support dog.
Olivia was very active in the Cystic Fibrosis community, mentoring and offering support to fellow CFers across the country. In 2018, Olivia formed her charity, Liv Luv Breathe Care packages. These packages were made with love to offer comfort and inspiration to other girls ages 13-19 facing chronic illness. On her darkest days, she was still thinking of bringing light to others.
Though her battle was immense, Olivia never stopped inspiring others. Her faith was unwavering and her biggest accomplishment was that her journey brought everyone closer to God. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by, along with her parents, a brother, Kyle Maniace (Shauna Rehar); her boyfriend, Joey Raziano; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and her precious puppy, Stella.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank St. Rd., Batavia. A Celebration of Life will also be held at Northgate at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be dispersed to Olivia’s favorite causes, including her Foundation. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.