Paul Manilli

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MANILLI, PAUL, passed away peacefully at his home in Annapolis on Saturday, April 26. Born in Washington, D.C. on March 14, 1921 to the late Michele and Palma Leli Manilli, Paul was the ninth of twelve children. After graduating from Eastern High School in the District, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. He served in the Pacific. After being honorably discharged, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington D.C. until his retirement in 1979. Paul was married to Winifred Patricia O'Dea on April 30, 1943. They lived in Hillcrest Heights, MD where they raised their three children. For the last 22 years he has lived in Annapolis, MD. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years, Winifred; his twin infant sons, Paul and Thomas Manilli and his brothers and sisters, Sandarella, Assunta, Angelina, Julio, John, Rose, Mary, Michael, Alfonso, Yolandy, and Albert. He is survived by three children, Maryellen (Jack) McInnis, Ann (George) Klein and Michael (Judith) Manilli; seven grandchildren, Paul, Colleen, Marianne, Nicole, Gina, Laura and Julia; four great-grandchildren, Russell, Matthew, Taylor and Kristen, and numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was so fortunate to find love again with his long time loving partner, Ida Little and her family, with whom he shared a love of travel, dining which included of course crab feasts, sporting events, cards, dominos and trips to Dover and Vegas. Friends are invited to Paul's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Thursday, May 1 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30am on Friday, May 2 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 or the , 800 Wyman Park Dr., Ste. 110, Baltimore, MD 21211. An online guestbook is available at:

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Edgewater, MD 21037
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Published in The Capital on Apr. 30, 2014
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