Richard Poyo Manuel, 58, of New Haven, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his residence.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Cipriano and Lilian (Poyo) Manuel; and a son, Christopher Acosta.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie Mapuane Manuel of New Haven; one daughter, Merrilyn Lokepua Vivas of New Haven; three brothers, Cipriano P. Manuel, Brian Poyo and Anthony P. Manuel; three sisters, Susan P. Ito, Maryline Boast and Esper-anza Wilson; seven grandchildren, Kaimi, Daniel, Melanie, Rachel, Samson, Shaelyn and Shyanne; his stepmother, Priscilla D. Manuel; six stepbrothers and sisters, Raymond, Valentina, Glenn, Joy, Jean and Clyde; and he was loved by many others from Hawaii to Boston.
Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown handled the local arrangements.
Cremation was chosen.
Services will be held later in Hawaii.