On April 25th, 2019 Joseph Manzella, Sr. passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. After spending his youth in Chicago and Benton Harbor, he ventured across America finding his way to San Leon, Texas where he owned a shrimp boat. By 1987, he found his way back to St. Joe, where he opened his own construction business until he retired and settled in Hartford. A man with a big family and even bigger heart, he valued every moment he could spend with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The words he believed you should live by – “Life wasn’t worth living if you didn’t find something to make you laugh everyday.”
He is lovingly remembered by his wife: Renie (Miller) Manzella of Hartford, MI; children, Joseph Manzella Jr. of IL; Rick (Cissy) Manzella of OR; Darlene Alexander of TX; Tina (Robert) McCracken of TX; Vincent (Amy) Manzella of OR; Bobbie (Richard) Baumeister of MI and Roy Manzella of MO; cherished grandchildren, Joseph, Erin, Tony, Zachary, Kenneth, Stephanie, Meghan, Dominick, Jarrod, Christina, Steven, Crystal, Anthony, Joe, Brian, TonyJo, Jeron and Taz; 18 great-grandchildren and numerous others.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, John Manzella and Jessie Lee (Cunningham) Falcone; 3 children, Anthony, Rachel, Steven and 7 brothers.Print Obituary & Condolences