Obituary of Ronald F. Manuli
Ronald F. Manuli, 71, went to his heavenly home on November 11, 2023. He was born in the Bronx to Mary Cotro and Carmelo Manuli, who predeceased him. A long time Hudson Valley resident, Ron grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School where he played football and participated in many other activities. He went on to attend and graduate from St. John’s University in New York City. Ron dedicated his career to helping others as a mental health and correctional professional for the State of New York where his counseling skills assisted thousands of clients over a thirty year career. A dedicated union member, Ron served as union delegate and was on the Executive Board of the Professional Employees Federation.
Ron is survived by his loving wife, Leslie McGilvray Manuli; his adoring sister, Carol Manuli; his loving cousins, Susan Bordanaro and husband, Robert (Bob-o) and Joseph Coscia and wife, Helena; stepson Keith McGilvray and wife, Holly; grandson, Taylor McGilvray and wife, Andrea; great-grandson, Bridger; grandson, Michael Jacoby and wife, Charlene; great-grandsons, Caleb and Kaden; granddaughter, Kristen McGilvray Delahanty and husband, Dylan; great-grandson, Benjamin and great-granddaughter, Leanna; nephew, Christopher Bordanaro; niece, Stephanie Accord and husband, Randy and their three children, Devin, Alexandra and Antonia; nephew and godson, Gennaro Coscia and wife, Emily and their children, Alisa Kate and Jameison; and nephew, Richard Coscia and wife, Jennifer and their three children, Haleigh, Joseph and Enzo. Ron is also survived by numerous second cousins and their families. The list of family is a long one and his family was always most near and dear to Ron’s heart. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepson, Daniel McGilvray.
Ron was an avid sports fan and loved the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He played golf and softball, coached Pop Warner football, played cards with friends and loved to travel, especially to sporting events. Most of all Ron loved his family and friends. He could always be counted on to be at high school plays, sporting events, graduations, college visits or any event for his many nieces, nephews grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Never shy to express his love, we would always know Ron was there from his booming laugh that brought all of us so much joy.
Family and friends are invited to gather and remember Ron from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road in Poughkeepsie. Interment will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue in Poughkeepsie.
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