Beverly — Mr. Michael M. Manzo, 88, husband of the late Elizabeth J. (Stebbins) Manzo, died Friday morning, February 15, 2013, at his home.
Born and raised in Millinocket, ME, he was the son of the late Alexander and Ositha (Ouellette) Manzo. He graduated from Stearns High School in Millinocket, class of 1942 and earned his degree in engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, class of 1950.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army having served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with three Service Stars.
Mr. Manzo had been employed for over thirty five years as an engineer for the General Electric Company until the time of his retirement in 1986.
A longtime resident of the City of Beverly, he was an active member of the Beverly YMCA and an avid bowler and golfer. He enjoyed biking and hiking Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Growing up in Northern Maine, he also led guided hikes up Mt. Katahdin. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving him are three daughters, Jane E. Henebury and her husband, Kevin of Beverly, Mary Higgins and her husband, James of Beverly and Elizabeth Feloni and her husband, Michael of Westwood, two sons, Michael Manzo and his wife, Tanja and Paul Manzo and his wife, Kathleen all of Beverly, eleven grandchildren, Jane Marie Henebury, Patrick Henebury and his wife, Ellie, Michael Henebury and his wife, Kate, Eric Higgins, Kerry Halle and her husband, Chris, Nicholas Manzo, Meggie Manzo, Julia Manzo, Matthew Manzo, Anna Feloni and Maria Feloni, two great-grandchildren, Clyde Henebury and Samuel Henebury, two brothers, Alexander Manzo of Kissimmee, FL, and Roger Manzo of Wells, ME, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Albert Manzo, Henry Manzo, Kenneth Manzo, Angeline Manzo, Stella Miller, Madeline Fredericks, Ida Manzo, Alice Crowley and Regina Kocur.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Cabot St., Beverly, on Tuesday, February 19, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location), Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in North Beverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Michael’s memory to Friends of Baxter State Park, P.O. Box 609, Union, ME 04862. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.