Port Charlotte, FL — Anthony “Happy” Manfrate, 77 of Port Charlotte, Florida and formerly of Lawrence, MA, passed away February 11, 2013 in Port Charlotte.
Born and educated in New York, he was the son of Carl and Angie Manfrate. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged from service. “Happy” was an owner/operator truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters. He was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He leaves his loving wife of 56 years, Marie “Tillie” (Russo) Manfrate of Port Charlotte, FL. Anthony is also survived by his children; Toni Ann Manfrate of West Palm Beach, FL, Teri Maturo and her husband Anthony of Wellington, FL, Anthony Manfrate, Jr. and his wife Linda of Bellport, NY, Steven Manfrate of Port Charlotte, FL, Vinny Manfrate and his wife Karalyn of Salem, NH, Bobby Manfrate of Chester, NH and Stacy Nardella and her husband Jason of Naples, FL.
Anthony also leaves his sister Barbara Mosiello also of Florida.
10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being assisted by the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street Methuen, MA 01844.