After serving for two years, Manny returned to Connecticut and went to work for Acme Auto Supply until 1969. He then opened up his own business, Manny’s Auto Supply in Wethersfield, where he worked until his retirement in 1999.
People who worked for him said he was the best boss they ever had. He was kind, gentle, and honest to a fault and had a stellar reputation. There are many stories about his generosity, his courage, and his humility. He was an avid Celtics basketball fan and he loved to dine out. In retirement in Hallandale Beach, Florida he became the president of his condo association. After 49 years of marriage, Sybil passed away in 2002. Later he enjoyed a long, pleasant relationship with his friend Phyllis.
Manny leaves a son Steven Parade and his wife Cindy, and a daughter Jeryl. He leaves six grandchildren: Stephanie (Jeffrey), Danielle (Nave), Melissa, Corin (David), Rebecca (Sam), and Samuel. He had five great grandchildren: Bri’Nayshia, Benjamin, Davion, Leia, and Greyson. His sister Bernice Pattison predeceased him. He was close with her children Stuart and Jeffrey.
A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 1 at 11 AM at Hartford Mutual Society, 80 Wolcott Road, East Granby, CT. The family will be sitting at Steve and Cindy’s home in Hebron, CT on Friday afternoon and Saturday evening. The family thanks Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Emanuel Joseph Parade may be made at give.connecticutchildrens.org/tribute. Select Cancer and Blood Disorders. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guestbook for Emanuel, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm