John B. Manfreda, 85, of Orange, devoted husband of 60 years to Marjorie Heinrich Manfreda passed away suddenly Monday, June 30, 2014; father of Dorothy Manfreda of Orange; Susan and her husband Michael Hanlon of Sherborn, MA, Edward Manfreda of Stamford, CT and Nancy and her husband Jim DeLuca of Mason,OH; brother of Robert Manfreda of North Haven; and loving grandfather of John Villa, Claire and Megan Hanlon, Lauren, Myles and Ava DeLuca. He was predeceased by his siblings, Mary, Joseph and Ralph Manfreda. John was born in West Haven, CT. Feb. 2, 1929, son of the late Nicholas and Antoinetta Manfreda, he was a Sergeant in the US Army from 1950-52. After he received his B.S. Degree in education from SCSU in 1955, followed by his Master's Degree in 1959, he taught elementary school in the town of Stratford for 32 years, retiring in 1989. John was active in Youth Services for the town of Orange. His tireless commitment to his wife, children, and grandchildren leaves an indelible impression on their lives. His memory will be cherished in their hearts forever. Memorial service Thursday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Interment in Orange Center Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Marge, So sorry to hear of your dear husband’s passing. May you find comfort knowing that friends share in your loss. Talked with Alice Perrelli and she told me that she and Virginia K. went to a service. I would have also, had I known on time. Please take care and receive my sincerest condolences. You are in my prayers during this difficult period. Hope to see you on one of your visits to Walgreens, on a Saturday morning to early PM. Silvia I. Hyde

  2. Marjorie- So sorry to learn of John’s passing. Due to some medical problems and pending surgery I am unable to express my condolences in person. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. God bless, Beatrice Torrenti

  3. My sincerest sympathy, Marge. So glad I got to visit with you both not long ago. John was blessed, and I wish the same for you. Love, Rosemary McNerney

  4. Remembering John and thinking of you and your family. We enjoyed a flight trip to Fitchburg, MA in 2004. Special memories. Sincere Condolences. George and Colleen Belbusti

  5. Susan and the Manfredi family, I am so sorry to hear of your father John’s passing. I know that he was a good man from your talking about him at work. You had a great deal of pride in him, and your descriptions of some of the events in your life and the good things that he did tell me he was a wonderful Dad and person. Please accept my condolences. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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