Samuel David Maneri, 54, of Manchester, CT passed away at St. Francis Hospital on February 1, 2022 just short of his 55th birthday. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY to Samuel and Monica (née Joy) Maneri. He came to Connecticut in the 70s and attended schools in Manchester. Sam was the resident of two exceptional group homes: Wetherall House in Manchester and Wapping Wood House in Ellington. The family would like to thank the staff at both group homes and St. Francis Hospital for their years of warm and dedicated care in times of health and illness. Sam was known for his immense sense of humor, which was shaped by his love of Charlie Chaplin movies. He loved being home, surrounded by his family pets while eating a heaping portion of pasta. Sam was a big fan of wrestling, action movies, and action figures (especially Superman and Spiderman!) He was an active person who enjoyed attending Camp Kennedy, IOH and competing in track & field events of multiple Special Olympics. He contributed to his community through his work at MARC and several other organizations. He leaves behind his parents, brothers Chris and Jonathan, his aunt and godmother Linda Miller, sisters-in-law Jennifer and Jenna, his nieces Madison, Samantha and Veronica, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his great grandmother Tacinelli, Grandmother Lucy, and Grandfather Leo, all of whom were dear to him. Services will be private and at the convenience of family. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MARC Inc. of Manchester or to a charity of your choice.
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