Manuel D Maranda

April 21, 1913December 3, 2012

NORWICH – Manuel D. Maranda, 99, died at Backus Hospital on Monday, December 03, 2012. He was born in Norwich on April 21, 1913 to the late Domingo and Mary Elizabeth (Dale) Maranda. After school he served in the US Army and was honorably discharged. He worked for many years at American Thermos Company before becoming a pipefitter for the Submarine Base in Groton for 25 years. Manual was married to his wife Gloria (Ruley) In Norwich on Sept. 2, 1940. She predeceased him in 1983. He was involved in the Masons, and American Legion and Union Baptist Church. He is survived by his two daughters; Carol Maranda and Gwendolyn Blount and her husband Malcolm, and two grandchildren, Sydney and Maranda Blount. A Calling Hour will be held Friday from 10am – 11am at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich, CT with a Funeral Service commencing at 11am. Burial with Military Honors will immediately follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Calling Hour / Visitation / Viewing Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Interment with Military honors Friday, December 7, 2012

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Margaret Fells

December 19, 2012

Carol and Gwen, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your father; he was a wonderful person and always the constant gentleman. I remember when I used to ride with him and some of his fellow workers to and from the sub base, he was so kind and thoughtful and treated me as if I were one of his daughters. I will always remember that . Hopefully in time you will be able to look back and enjoy all the wonderful memories you must have of him. You are in my prayers , Sincerely, Margaret Stiggle - Fells

Jacqueline Owens

December 11, 2012

Carol and Family condolences. My prayers are for you in the loss of your love one.

Dianne and Ariana Daniels

December 7, 2012

Our condolences and love to the Maranda family on their loss. Our prayers go with you as well.

Nancy DePietro

December 7, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.

Nancy A. DePietro

December 7, 2012

Carol, I'm so sorry to read about your Dad. I know that you were very close. I will be thinking of you and hold a good thought.

Sue Ivey

Gail Bettin

December 7, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Bernadette H Byrdsong

December 7, 2012

In your hour of bereavement,may the HOLY SPIRIT COMFORT you and your family.We love you.

Judy & Doris Leffingwell

December 7, 2012

Carol& Gwen And Family,
You Are In Our Thoughts,Prayers.

December 6, 2012

God bless you and your family in your time of loss

Doris Fields

Otis & Gail Mills

December 6, 2012

Gwen and Family: Your loss is our loss. We celebrate the life of your father. We Thank God for calling your father to His side. Psalm 116:15 says "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the Death of His saints." (KJV) We stand with you, now during your grief and in the future, whenever you need us. We love you all.