Enrico Louis Emanuele
Friday 9th of February 1923 - Wednesday 30th of December 2020
Enrico Louis Emanuele, 97 and husband of 70 years to the late Jeannette Morin Emanuele passed away on December 30, 2020. He was the eldest of 7 children born to Giacomo Emanuele and Josephine Neglia Emanuele on February 9, 1923 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Mr. Emanuele was a World War II veteran, having served honorably aboard the USS Texas in the U.S. Navy. He met Jeannette at a USO event in Portland, ME, when his ship was in port there and he was playing clarinet and saxophone in the US Navy Band. He spent most of his life in NJ where he retired after 25 years of service to the United States Postal Service. Enrico and his wife moved to Florida to enjoy their retirement. In retirement Enrico loved to travel and he took up painting as a hobby.
He will be remembered for his positive attitude. He was a glass-half-full type of person who was always smiling and who never sweated the small obstacles that life sometimes brings. He was very family oriented and he loved his wife very much. He was named after Enrico Caruso and that is fitting as he loved to sing, often singing to Jeannette throughout their marriage.
He is survived by his two children, Mary (Kozo) Saito and Michael (Mary Kate) Emanuele; two sisters, Louise Cassella and Vera Fiducia: a Sister-in-law Theresa Emanuele; three grandchildren, Skyler Saito, William (Ashlee) Emanuele, and Alyssa (Nick) Velez; three great-grandchildren, Ava and Vienna Velez and Ella Emanuele; and numerous nieces and nephews who knew him as Uncle Henry.
Mary I've just learned of your Fathers death and want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. These are difficult times and I say a prayer for you and your family.
My condolences to the entire family. In loss there are memories and I pray that the memory of this joyful man will live on in your hearts.
God Bless Goombah Henry. You and my dad were good friends until he passed in 2016. Now you'll be reunited in heaven. You always had a positive attitude. God bless your family here on earth.