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Joseph Manzione

1922 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Joseph Manzione Obituary

Joseph A. Manzione, age 91, beloved husband of Marie (Merola) Manzione, recently of Rocky Hill, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, (November 13, 2013). Joseph "Joe" was born in Brooklyn, NY, on Sept 5, 1922, the late Louis and Delia (Izzo) Manzione. He was retired from banking in NY and moved to Lake Worth, FL where he spent 25 years enjoying his retirement with his wife, family and friends, until they moved back to CT five years ago. Joe was an avid baseball fan, starting with his Brooklyn Dodgers, when he had a tryout as a young man, and continued to enjoy watching games later on. His true passion was playing cards at the black jack tables at casinos in Las Vegas and more recently at Mohegan Sun. Joe was a proud U.S. Veteran of World War II where he served with the Army Tank Destroyer Unit from 1944-1946, serving in Italy, France and Germany and obtaining an honorable discharge. His proudest moments were when he was recognized and acknowledged in his every day life by appreciative Americans who would pass by and salute him and shake his hand, thanking him for his service to our country. Joe leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary (Merola) Manzione. They were a very active couple and wonderful dancers, enjoying music, shows and traveling every chance they got. He also leaves son, Ronald J. Manzione and his wife, Debbie of Newington, and his three grandchildren, whom he loved beyond compare, Christopher Q. Manzione and his wife, Amysue of Riverview FL, Edward C. Manzione of Tampa, FL. and Nicholas R."Nicky" Manzione of Orlando, FL. His love for his family was unsurpassed and will never be forgotten. Joe had four sisters, Catherine Approbato of Boca Raton, FL, Adele Conticello and her husband William, and Joan Cricchio, and her husband Vito, all of Port St. Lucie, FL, he was predeceased by his sister Frances Marasco. He also had a large number of nieces and nephews throughout the country who were saddened by his passing. Calling hours for Joseph will be held, Saturday, December 16, 2013, at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave, from 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. St. Mary Church, 626 Willard Ave, Newington. Joseph will be laid to rest with military honors in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. In memory of Joe, please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Newington Food Bank. A collection basket will be set up at the funeral home. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 15, 2013
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