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Elwood R. Maneeley


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Elwood R. Maneeley Obituary


Elwood R. "Bill" Maneeley, 83, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Ready) Maneeley, died peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. He was born on April 30, 1930, in Malone, NY, son of the late J. Roy and Gladys (Wood) Maneeley. Bill grew up on his family's dairy farm in upstate New York. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and served our country during the Korean War and subsequently met the love of his life while serving on Ellis Island, Marilyn Ready. Bill came to Connecticut to seek his fortune, working for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Plant Engineering. Marilyn followed and they were married in July of 1959. Together they settled in East Hartford, where they raised a family. In 1979 Bill and Marilyn moved to Sanford Maine, where they lived until Bill's retirement in 1985. Upon his retirement they moved back to South Windsor, CT, where he spent the last 29 years. Bill was a member of the Elks Lodge in East Hartford and Sanford, ME and the Masonic Lodge in East Hartford. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting in his younger years. Bill loved to travel and enjoyed cruises and spending time in Old Vegas. He was an avid New York Yankees, UCONN Huskies and New York Nicks Fan. Bill was a super man with a wonderful personality who was devoted to his family. He will be greatly missed. He leaves his sons, Bruce Maneeley and his friend Sandy Dimitratos of East Windsor, Craig Maneeley and his wife Lisa of South Windsor and Neal Maneeley and his wife Heather of Tolland; four grandchildren, Nicole, Travis, Jessica and Tyler Maneeley; his friend and companion, June Barrett of Manchester; his daughter-in-law, Joanne Maneeley of South Windsor, his nephews, Robert Gleason, George and Toni Gleason all of New York. He was predeceased by his sisters, Georgess Maneeley Steenberge and Gwyneth Maneeley Gleason, best friends James Ready and Mert "Willie" Litchel. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Center Cemetery, South Windsor. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Harry & Helen Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.


Published in The Hartford Courant from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2014
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