Mary Vivian Amo-Frimpong, a longtime resident of Montclair, died on Nov. 22, 2022. She was 73.

Mrs. Amo-Frimpong, popularly known as Auntie Mary or Big Mama, was born in 1949 in Manso Atwere, a town in the Ashanti region of Ghana, to the late Bernard Kwame Asubonteng and Elizabeth Abena Dental, their 11th child.

She attended Tachiman Secondary School and, upon completion, became a pupil-teacher at Abofo Middle School. She pursued a midwife course of instruction at Attibie S.D.A. midwife school at Mpaeso-Kwaha in Ghana. 

She later enrolled at Okomfo-Anokye teaching hospital and graduated as a registered nurse.

She was posted in charge of the Obo Clinic as an R.N. and midwife. After several years she left Ghana and joined her older sister, Cecilia Asubonteng, and her husband, David Winful, in Liberia. There, she was employed as the head nurse at P.T.P. Clinic in Grand Gedeh County. She later worked at Cooper Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

In 1985 Mrs. Amo-Frimpong left Liberia and came to the United States. She settled and was employed in Montclair at BAYADA, a home health care agency. She also worked at Montclair Community Hospital. 

After living in Montclair for many years she and her husband, Kofi Asamoah, moved to Connecticut, where she worked as a nurse until she got sick and left for Ghana on pension.

When her condition deteriorated, she returned to the U.S. for further treatment. She was admitted to the CareWell Health Medical Center in East Orange. 

Mrs. Amo-Frimpong is survived by her sister, Cecilia Asubonteng, and her sons, daughters, nephews and husband.

Arrangements were by Cotton Funeral Service, Orange.