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Mannetti, Ernest F.
Ernest F. Mannetti, 57, of Bethel, Connecticut, passed away Thursday, September 1 2016 at his home. Originally from Greenwich CT, he was the son of the late Elda and Ernest Mannetti. He attended Brunswick School, graduated from Greenwich High School 1977, and from Bennington College in Vermont where he received degrees in music and drama. He spent a term abroad in London. Ernie was an accomplished drummer, base player, singer, and song writer who played in many bands throughout his life. Besides his musical talents, he will be remembered for his charismatic personality, love of life, and sense of humor. Ernie worked closely with his dad, Ernest Mannetti, building homes in the Greenwich CT area, including Ernel Drive and Mannetti Lane, both named after his family. He relocated to Bethel, Ct where he lived with his childhood sweetheart, Isabel Real, and raised their daughter Ava. Ernie was a devoted father and doted on Ava, taking her to karate, voice lessons, gymnastics and all fun places. He also helped Isabel to run Huntington Package in Huntington, CT. Ernie is survived by his life-long partner and friend, Isabel Real, and their daughter Ava. He is also survived by his sister, Maria Mannetti Kivijarv, his brother in law Leo Kivijarv, nephews, Josh and Matt Kivijarv and countless friends that he touched throughout his life and will remember him fondly. He will be sorely missed.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm at the Riverview Funeral Home 390 River Rd. A Memorial mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11:30 am in St. Lawrence Church 505 Shelton Ave. Shelton. Memorial contributions may be made to Ava Education Fund through the funeral home.

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Published in Connecticut Post & Greenwich Time on Sep. 6, 2016.
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September 18, 2016
I hated seeing this today. Been so out of touch.Ernie was one of the friends I had growing up that I'll never forget. We laughed so hard at Brunswick it got us in trouble over and over again.The nights spent at his house listening to the Allman Brothers Filmore East albums ..his drumming..he was really great,funny ,fun loving and sweet..sorry I didn't reach out to him sooner..good night my old friend
Danny Keefe
September 12, 2016
I hadn't seen Ernie in 35 years and when his name sunk in all I can remember is laughing. You always laughed when you were around him. Prayers for your wife and daughter.
Mary Morris (Othouse)
September 11, 2016
Many fond memories from when we were kids. You're at peace now and with your loving parents. May God bless you.
Jennifer Infanti Castaldo (Cousin)
September 11, 2016
So sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. Wishing you and all of his family and friends peace at this difficult time.
Janel Foote
September 10, 2016
Our sincere condolences, Isabel and Ava. May God bless you and your family and provide you comfort. We just heard and are deeply saddened.
Kelly and Bill Farmer
September 8, 2016
So sorry to read of Ernie's passing, always a friendly smile and pleasant person to deal with. RIP Ernie. Tom your EDER Bros. delivery driver.
TomT Prokop
September 8, 2016
God bless your Ernie and may you rest in peace.
Mike Keegan
September 7, 2016
Dear Isabel, Ava, the Mannetti and Real family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Ernie. I pray for peace and comfort for all. Rest In Peace Ernie.
Isabel Aguilera-Cameron
September 7, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at his difficult time. May God give you strength and courage.Love,
Al,Lori and family
September 6, 2016
I met Ernie playing softball in Greenwich. I always enjoyed talking and being with him. Ernie and his Dad did many projects at my house, including building our front porch that we still enjoy. He will always be in our thoughts.God Bless Him and his family. Tony Pastore
September 6, 2016
Isabel, Ava, family and friends of Ernie, I am deeply saddened by this news. Ernie was such a delight to be around. Though years have passed I still remember his smile and laugh and goofing around. I am glad I have those memories of such a great guy. Thoughts and prayers to all. God Bless you E-man!
June LaMonica (DeAndressi)
September 6, 2016
Dear Isabel and Ava,

Our hearts are hurting for you and we have been thinking of you often. There are no adequate words but please know that we are keeping you in our prayers. May God bless you and be your strength right now
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Burroughs Family
Wendy, John, Eva, Olivia and Matthew
September 6, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ava at this most difficult time.
Annie Piro McGuire
September 6, 2016
Godspeed Ernie
Dan Schwartz
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