Haverhill, MA — Emanuel "Manny" Gianni, 71, of Haverhill, Mass., died on Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of the late Vincent and Rose Gianni, he was educated in the Lawrence Schools. Manny had lived in Lawrence until moving to Haverhill 15 years ago. He was employed for many years at Showcase Cinema in Lawrence before retiring from Hewlett Packard 3 years ago.
He leaves his wife and best friend of 51 years Geraldine F. "Geri" (Parolisi) Gianni; two daughters, Elaine, and her husband, Roger Aziz, of Methuen, Mass., and Christine Eldridge of Haverhill, Mass.; grandchildren, Destinee Herrera and her fiancé, Donny Wise, of Plaistow, N.H., Christopher Eldridge, Kayla Eldridge, and Alexandra Eldridge, all of Haverhill, Mass., and Dustin Aziz and Austin Aziz of Methuen, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Kasidee Castro, Marissa and Skyla Wise, and James and Aiden Eldridge; his brother, Reverend Vincent J. Gianni of St. Florence Parish in Wakefield, Mass.; brother-in-law, Butch and his wife, Susan Parolisi, of Methuen, Mass.; former son-in-law, Kevin Eldridge; an aunt, Grace Silvestro of Methuen, Mass.; an uncle, Fred and his wife, Mary Rapisardi of Methuen, Mass.; as well as several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Paul Proulx, his hospice nurse.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 24, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 35 Essex St., Lawrence, MA. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, also in Lawrence, Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Jude's Research Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.