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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made to:

St. Vincent DePaul Society
C/O St. Genevieve- St. Maurice
29015 Jamison Street
Livonia, MI 48154

http://svdpdet.org/donate/.
OBITUARY

Emmanuel "Manny" Miruzzi

January 13, 1938April 8, 2020

Emmanuel "Manny" L. Miruzzi, age 82, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on Wednesday April 8, 2020. Beloved husband of Judith for 58 wonderful years. Loving father of Anne Marie (Larry Mills), Angeline (John) Cooney, Christine (Richard) Schulkey, the late Gregory, Elizabeth (William) Ross, and Francesca (Mark) Pierzecki. Cherished Nanu (Grandfather) of Gregory, Thomas, Angelina, Anthony, Gabriella, Valerie, Michael, Vincent, Adrianna. Grandfather through marriage to Kathryn Traci (John) as well as great-grandfather to their children Jude and Maverick. Dearest brother of the late Mary Ann (Joseph) Mizzi, Theresa (the late John) Scicluna, Frank (Joan), and Louie (Ginny). Also survived and loved by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Manny passed due to COVID-19. In the early evening of April 8, 2020 Manny was called home to be with his son, Gregory, parents Frank and Ersilia, sister Mary Ann, sisters-in-law Margaret and Patricia, and brothers-in-law Mike and John, as well as countless other friends and relatives. We are sure they were all there to welcome him with great excitement and joy. Our devastating loss is truly heaven's gain.

Manny was born in Detroit Michigan on January 13, 1938. He was the third child and first son of Ersilia and Frank Miruzzi. He grew up in what is known as Corktown located near the old Tiger Stadium. Emmanuel attended his elementary years at Holy Trinity in Detroit, High School at Assumption in Windsor Ontario and College at the University of Detroit, in Detroit. All of his schooling occurred in catholic schools, a fact of which he was proud.

He worked for Michigan Consolidated Gas and later Great Lakes Gas for 39 years. Manny earned his Business Degree in 1975 while attending school in the evenings and weekends in order to provide a wonderful life for his family.

Manny and Judy were married in 1961 at St. Ignatius Church in Detroit. Their love and partnership brought six adoring children into this world. Their marriage stood firm during good and bad times like the loss of their only son in 1983. They taught their children what it meant to remain steadfast and strong to their marital vows. They would have celebrated their 59th Anniversary this year. One of Manny's favorite things was attending weddings and often winning the "longest married" contest on the dance floor.

As a father and grandfather Manny always took great pride in sharing his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. His family adored his sense of humor and teasing nature. There was always a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face when he uncovered something to tease about.

Throughout his life Manny participated and coached many sports including baseball, softball, bowling and golf. He was an avid fisherman and had an annual UP fishing trip which was always the highlight of his spring. Through these activities he made many life long friends.

Manny always was happiest when helping others. His work as an active member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, where he spent over 36 years serving and helping the poor throughout the metro Detroit area was something that gave him great satisfaction . His desire to help others, regardless of how big or how small, was something he was known for. He would help anyone in need if given the opportunity.

When one thinks of Manny, the first word that comes to mind that perfectly encompasses who he was is generosity. He was generous with his time, with sharing his knowledge and experience, his amazing humor, his love, his support, and his willingness to give what he had to anyone in need, whether it was family, friend or stranger. If you knew Manny, you loved Manny.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 3-8pm (with a Rosary at 7pm) at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia (Masks are required). The Mass will be held on Friday, August 14th at 11am at St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Catholic Church, Livonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to: St. Vincent DePaul Society C/O St. Genevieve - St. Maurice 29015 Jamison Street Livonia, MI 48154

Services

14 August

Memorial Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Genevieve-St Maurice Catholic Church

29015 Jamison St
Livonia, Michigan 48154

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Gathering

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

Memories

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Theresa English

August 2, 2020

Manuel was always very kind to me and my family. He tried to get me into MichCon. I will never forget his compassion, his smile, his laughter and his faithfulness. He will be missed. Deepest condolences.

Joe Bauman

July 23, 2020

Judy and Family,
I am so grateful we will have an opportunity to properly celebrate Manny's life in a few weeks' time. This pandemic has brought much pain and suffering, and not being able to receive in-person support from family and friends during such terrible loss is an additional burden families have had to shoulder.
Manny was an incredible influence on my spiritual life. He was my mentor at St. Maurice, always nudging me to do more, to be more involved. He persuaded me to join the Men's Club, the Parish Council and eventually the St. Vincent DePaul Council. He also was a cherished friend and neighbor, and I miss dearly our chats on his front porch when I was coming or going from the Rec Center. I loved Manny, and feel privileged to have known him.
God Bless.
Joe Bauman

George Seamer

April 28, 2020

Judy and Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of Manny. I always enjoyed Manny's time and comments and especially enjoyed our golfing and our spring golf trip to Panama City Beach with the group. When Brenda had breast cancer Manny sent her a card where he had made a donation for a year of daily Mass said for her. This has always been the nicest thing anyone has ever done for us. We will always hold a special place in our heart for you and Manny.

Carol Giacobbi

April 26, 2020

Manny was a good guy. I knew him at St. Maurice.
I am sorry for your loss.

Joe Galea

April 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Manny and I went to grade school at Holy Trinity and high school at Assumption in Windsor, however, after high school I moved away and lost track of him. It's too bad we never had a class reunion, but I know we will have a reunion in heaven.
I have attached a picture of Manny hitch hiking over the Ambassador Bridge as that was the way we got to school before we were old enough to drive.
May he rest in peace

Michelle Rodriguez

April 23, 2020

Thinking of your entire family with love and sympathy during this difficult time. Manny was a great neighbor and he touched our hearts. We will miss seeing him smile and wave from the front porch.

Many prayers and condolences,
The Rodriguez Family

Susan Fitzpatrick

April 22, 2020

I will miss Manny's big bear hug greeting and ready smile - especially at the Friends of the Poor Walk each year. He was a great and wise mentor to our St. Vincent DePaul conference and to my husband. As so many have said before, ever generous with his time to those in need - a wonderful role model. His family is also a gift to all of us, carrying on his big heart and great character.

Jim and Lee Grikschat

April 22, 2020

Dear Judy and Family, Jim and I are deeply sorry to learn of Manny's death. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. We will keep you all in our prayers.

John Worniak

April 22, 2020

Judy and family

I am very sorry for your loss.

You are in my thoughts, in my prayers, and in my heart.

May God bless you.

John Worniak.

Danette Butcher

April 20, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Manny was a good man. I know your hearts are broken. My deepest sympathy.
Danette Butcher

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