DUNEDIN, Fla. - Joseph J. McManimon, 82, previously of Trenton, N.J., passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2013, at Morton Plant Health Center with his four loving daughters by his side.
Born on Oct. 23, 1930, in Trenton, Joseph is number five in seniority of eight sons born to Edward J. McManimon and Elizabeth C. Magee, although it is recognized that his two sisters Mary Jane and Clare exercised some authority in a vibrant household.
Raised in Hamilton Township, Joe left his mark on the athletic pages at Hamilton High School. This was followed by sterling exploits on the football fields at Pennington Prep and the University of Georgia
where he was voted Sports Illustrated College Freshman of the Year. Joseph was an Irish tenor and member of school glee clubs. He went directly from the University of Georgia to Korea where he spent 22 months in the front lines and earned many medals such as the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal. On his return from this episode, he married the lovely Delores (Dee) Kalinowski and established his home in the city of Trenton, and, of course, as with all McManimons, started his family. Joe was a great neighbor, famous for his participation in community and political affairs, youth activities, fraternal activities and charitable activities. While residing in Trenton, he was an active member of St. Hedwig's parish where his children attended school. Joe was the kind of guy that worked hard, had the courage of his convictions, the ability to get things done, and above all loved people.
Joseph was predeceased by his loving wife, Delores Kalinowski, his son, Kevin J. McManimon, his sisters and brothers, Clare Hooker, Mary Jane Seiler, Edward J. McManimon Jr., William McManimon, Jack McManimon, Roger McManimon, Robert McManimon, Monsignor James P. McManimon, sisters-in-law, Edna McManimon, Patricia McManimon, Delores Ann McManimon, and brothers-in-law, Eugene Kalinowski, William I. Hooker Sr. and William G. Seiler Jr.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Jo Ann McManimon of Hopewell, N.J., Gail and James Neil of Buffalo, N.Y., Beth and John Lucas of Dunedin, Fla., Antoinette (Toni) and Jason Maccaroni also of Dunedin Fla., his brother, former State Senator Francis J. McManimon of Surf City, brother, Raymond Kalinowski of Dunedin Fla., a sister-in-law, Dorothy Kalinowski of Trenton, a daughter-in-law, Donna McManimon, and his grandchildren who meant the world to him, Jessica and Matthew Senger, Joseph Kevin McManimon, Rilee Lucas, Oscar, Henry and Delores Neil, Jason Patrick and Joseph Kevin Maccaroni and many nieces and nephews who love their Uncle Joe.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 22) from the Buklad Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad St., Hamilton, N.J. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3816 East State Street Ext., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Hamilton. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Memorial contributions may be made in Joseph's memory to www.officerdownnj.org.