Obituary: Emmanuel “Manny” Manolios of Boston’s North End

Emmanuel “Manny” Manolios, longtime resident of the Boston’s North End, died of cancer on March 22, 2015. He was 81 years old.

The son of the late Athena and Antonios Manolios, he was born, raised, and educated in Manchester New Hampshire. Graduating from Central H.S., he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Emerson College and a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University. He was a Speech and Language Pathologist serving public schools in New York and Massachusetts. He had clinical affiliations in hospital and rehabilitation settings in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The final 13 years of his career he worked for the Boston Public Schools. One of the few Greek Americans residing in a predominantly Italian neighborhood, he cherished the passion and joy for life the Italian community demonstrated.

He is survived by good friends, who will think of him always on upper Salem Street, where he could often be found enjoying the “Sheafe winds on the Salem Shore”.  He loved Jazz music, and hanging out in coffee shops. His friends will miss the hours spent playing cribbage and laughing with Manny. He was brilliant and kind and always made time for his friends.

We invite you to come share stories and play cribbage with friends of Manny. A group will gather, in Manny’s honor, on Sunday March, 29th from 5:30-7:00pm at Theo’s on the corner of Salem and Sheafe Streets.

3 Replies to “Obituary: Emmanuel “Manny” Manolios of Boston’s North End

  1. Manny: first and foremost a gentleman. And, he knew all the jazz greats, as did I, growing up in a home full of music.
    When we’d pass one another on Salem, he’d say, Jo Stafford, and therein, a great conversation…..or George Shearing….
    We were all happy around him. May music play you a beautiful song.

  2. Manny was a kind, sweet soul and a heck of a gin player. He was a very good friend to me over the years. The neighborhood will not be the same. Missing you so much Manny. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. As a new resident to the North End in the 90s, Manny always made me feel welcomed. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He was kind, funny and treated me with respect. I admired his wisdom and enjoyed hanging out with him. When I think back on my own life’s influencers, he’s one of them. I miss you Manny. You live on in the memories you’ve given me and the many others you’ve touched.

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