Francis P. Manzelli

1941 ∼ 2020

Judy Female Cookson of Barre wrote:

Dear Jane and family. I was so sorry to hear of your unspeakable loss. What a fun and loving man Fran was. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Judy Cookson and family.

Jean schiffmann of Barnstable, MA wrote:

Fran loved people and he had the capacity of making everyone feel special. He was an extremely caring and compassionate man. He also had high energy and a tireless work ethic. He was truly the epitome of a gentle and strong man.

Jeanne Connolly of Marstons Mills, MA wrote:

Fran’s infectious laugh, warm hugs & great sense of humor will be what I will forever hold close to my heart! The graciousness, warmth & compassion he showed his friends & colleagues was second only to the love, devotion & pride he had for his wonderful family!!! I am blessed to have had Fran in my life and even more fortunate to call him my friend! Rest In peace my dear are now with the angels above...until we meet again!

Anne Prendergast McWalter of Madison, NH wrote:

Dear Jane Fran will always be with you in your heart. Sending my heartfelt sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you bid farewell to your dear husband. He will be forever remembered, forever missed.

Jim and Rose Cummings of Falmouth, Ma. wrote:

Our deepest sympathy to Jane and family. Fran will be missed by all a very good friend And all around great person. May he Rest In Peace

Martha McGann McCarthy of Medford,MA wrote:

Dear Jane & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember when Jane was our basketball coach at St. Pat’s and Fran was always there to support us.Always encouraging us . Fondly, Martha McGann McCarthy

Missy & Bob Shay of Watertown, Ma wrote:

We knew Fran for many years, both as a neighbor and as the principal of our-and his-children's school. He was a great resource and friend and, with his brothers, a large presence in the community. We are sorry for his loss.

Elizabeth A Abbott of East Falmouth wrote:

Dear Jane, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Bodoni & family of Tewksbury wrote:

We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Fran..he was a beautiful soul & had such a contagious laugh..we will miss his warm hugs & huge heart..he will certainly be sorely missed..sending peace & comfort to the family..we love you! Love always, Michelle,Rob, julia & Matt

George and GlennaCappola of Yarmouth Port wrote:

Helen Keller once said, "What we have once enjoyed we can never loss. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Love and Prayers to all.

John Bellantoni of Litchfield NH wrote:

So sorry for your loss.I remember meeting Fran at my Uncle Tony Manzelli's home when we were younger and that terrific smile of his that I never will forget.May the Lord be with his soul.

Mark Davis wrote:

Our best is gone too soon!

Susan And Bruce Comak of Peabody Ma wrote:

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Jane and Family Fran was a delightful person and a kind man. He will be missed by all

lesley wallace of West Barnstable wrote:

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln Love, thoughts and prayers to Fran's wonderful wife, Jane and his loving children, Elena and Erik as well as the rest of his family. Godspeed my dear will be missed!

Jo Ann Sprague of Chatham, MA 02633 wrote:

Dear Jane, I am so sorry to learn of Fran's passing. Fran was truly such a great guy, a kind mentor to so many, and beloved by us all. Please accept my deepest sympathy for you and all your family. Jo Ann Sprague

janice santoro barry of Reading wrote:

Sorry to hear of Frannie's passing. Please accept condolences on the part of the WHS class of 1959.

Jason Messina wrote:

My condolences to the Manzelli family. Thinking of you.

Monika Auger of Cotuit Ma wrote:

Dear Marilyn, Robert and Thomas, I am sad to know of Fran's passing and my heart goes out to each of you!I shall always remember his delightful visits to see Ida and Annie..either by himself or with any one of you!! I feel honored to have met Fran and each of you, as well as to be able to get to know all of you as I did! Maryilyn it's always so special when ever we "bump" into each other!!! I shall keep keep each of you in my prayers and thoughts and I shall also ask God to watch over each of you, esp in this time or your sorrow! Please do take care of each other(s)...always with Love, Monika

Gail Crocker of Osterville, MA wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. Fran was pure, positive energy. May the love of your family and friends help you through this difficult time. Your memories will live on forever. He will live on in your hearts. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Gail Crocker

Peter & Linda Hughes of Harwich, MA wrote:

Dearest Jane & the entire Manzelli family, Our hearts are broken with Fran’s passing. As we reflect on our relationship with Fran we treasure his sense of humor and dedication to friends & family. He was a very special person whom we are honored to have known. We are comforted to know he is at peace and sitting with all of the Republican angels . May God bless Fran . Go BC ! Sincerely, Peter & Linda Hughes

Bruce Droste of Winchester, NH wrote:

Fran was such a generous man, always willing to share, challenge and encourage. As I was blossoming into education administration he became a wonderful mentor. I think of him often. Love and hugs to Jane, Elena and Erik

Kinnet Ann Ehring of West Barnstable wrote:

Dear Jane, I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I did meet your wonderful husband on more than one occasion through my involvement as a committeewoman with the BRTC. He was so welcoming and friendly to me. It meant a lot. I lost my husband in May after only an 11 week battle with cancer. If you ever need anyone to lean on, or talk to, feel free to contact me. In the 6 months since my darling husband, Chris passed, I have learned of many helpful grief support groups. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Kinnet Ehring West Barnstable

warren tolman of watertown wrote:

I met "Mr. Manzelli" as my sixth grade principal in 1971. The schools were over crowded and Fran was chosen to lead 200 sixth graders at a school mixed with kids from the elementary schools from across Watertown. His character, warmth, good humor and kindness were perfect for this difficult assignement! He then encouraged me to run for class president and provided guidance to me that year and many years after. He was truly a special person and my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Manzelli family during this especially difficult time. Warren Tolman

Anastasia Welsh Perrino of SOUTH DENNIS wrote:

Dear Jane and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Fran. He was such a wonderful person and such a help to all of the elected officials. He convinced me to join the BC Club and I was hoping to ride up to some football games with him. Thinking of you. Fran will be greatly missed. Anastasia Welsh Perrino

Don Costa of West Yarmouth wrote:

Manzelli family, Very sorry to hear of Fran's passing. Don Costa CCRC

Gerry OBrien of Killarney Ireland wrote:

Fran is a great loss to both family and friends. I feel honoured to have had the chance to get to know Fran and Jane in Ireland. Your smile and wit were a treasure. Rest in Peace Gerry.

Ed &. Linda. Stadelman of East. Falmouth, Ma. 02536 wrote:

Dearest. Jane and. Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Fran was such a special friend to us. We enjoyed spending time with you two. Fran always had the best stories that he shared. He had the greatest ability to make us smile and laugh. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Ed &. Linda Stadelman

Dick Berardino of Waltham, Ma 02456 wrote:

Sorry for the loss of Fran. We all grew up together in Watertown.May he rest in Peace.

Moira Rodgers of Dedham, MA wrote:

Jane, I am so very sorry for this devastating loss. I am keeping you and your children and grandchildren in my thoughts and prayers. With sympathy and love, Moira

Mike Harrington of Bedford ma wrote:

Growing up in Watertown the Manzelli’s were our neighbors on Whitney St. A tremendous family.Fran always had the time to speak with everyone and had the ability to make everyone feel important, he had a great sense of humor and genuinely cared about people. Thoughts and prayers to entire Manzelli family.

Andrew Perrino of Boston wrote:

Thank you for everything Fran. You taught and mentored me to grow as a leader out of sincere willingness to see me succeed. Your spirit will live on through your examples of kindness and dedication. I wont forget you, and you will be missed.

Vincent A Cogliano Jr. of PEMBROKE wrote:

I admired Fran so much. He was such a positive influence on everyone. He will be missed.

Ziver Birg of Istanbul, Turkey wrote:

It’s with heartfelt sincerity that I would like to express my condolences for your loss. I know how important family is to Jayson DeAngelis, and want you all to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May the Almighty Lord bless him with tranquility of the highest level in Heaven.

Melissa Beford of Falmouth, MA wrote:

Jane ~ I am so very sorry for the loss of your huusband. I met Fran when he visited Morse Pond before the holidays and took the time to read to the students. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. With deep sympathy, Melissa

John D. of Truro, MA wrote:

Just a wonderful guy.