EMANUEL J. BIANCULLI, 92, of Cummaquid, died at home on August 21, 2015 after a long illness.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary and son Robert.
He is survived by his five daughters, Carol Davis (William), Janet Nahass, Marie Chanoine (Paul), Laura George (fiancé Kris Hansen) and Julie Brand.
He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren Jennifer (Brendan) McNiff, Michael Davis, Peter (Laurie) Nahass, Jessica (Allie) Mims, Edward Nahass, Emma and Katie George, Camille Brand, Heather (John) White, Jay Chanoine, Isabel and Ethan Hansen and 5 great grandchildren Taylor, Avery, Jaidan and Luke McNiff and Carter White
The family tree is huge, almost a forest! Son of Giuseppe and Grazia and brother to 9 siblings who predeceased him: Rocco, Michael, Jeremiah, Joseph, Angelina, Justina (Jessie) Anna, Dominic and Mary
35 nieces and nephews: Robert, David, Ann Marie, Joseph, Jeannette, Ann Marie, Elizabeth, Elba, Joseph, Jerry, Richard, Ann Marie, Joe, Grace, Frank, Ed, Joe, Susan, Ann Therese, Linda, Elmer, Mary, Carmen, Therese Anne, Ann Patricia, Elaine, Stephen, Judy, David, Chris, Bobby, Lisa, Neil, Janet and Anne and all of their children. Also surviving him are 2 sister in law, Ruth and Betty and a brother in law, John.
Manny grew up in Worcester and South Boston, helping his father and siblings with a fruit and vegetable market in the North End. He served in the Army during World War II where he spent much of his non-combat time driving a priest throughout France. He also acted as altar boy for the religious services, including a visit to Lourdes. Maybe this is where his faith developed such strong roots.
Upon return from the war, he enrolled at Boston College, where he majored in accounting. Soon after his graduation in 1949, he married Mary, the love of his life and wife of almost 63 years. They settled in South Boston and started raising a family. After years spent in Quincy and Squantum, they settled in Wellesley Hills for 44 years.
He spent much of his professional life as CPA and CFO for a variety of companies in the Boston and Metro West areas. He was also a member and former chairman of the Wellesley Advisory Committee and active at St. Paul’s Parish. After Manny retired, they moved to the Cape and settled in Cummaquid and spent winters in Boca Raton, FL.
When Manny was not working, he spent his time helping family, both immediate and extended members. Nothing except his faith gave him more pleasure than helping others. He was a strong support and wise counselor to three generations of his family. He delivered many a carload of clothing to charities and agencies for the homeless in Boston and Hyannis. Manny was a survivor of 4 different cancers so to show his gratitude for his care, he volunteered his time for many years, driving cancer patients to their appointments. He also bought toys for children in the hospital ward at Christmas. He was a genuinely good man who cared about everyone, especially those in need.
Expressions of sympathy: in lieu of flowers, as the National Cemetery limits us to only a few arrangements, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Vincent de Paul or a charity of one's choice.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 23 from 1-3 pm at Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, SOUTH YARMOUTH. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11 am at Sacred Heart Chapel, Summer St, Yarmouthport. Interment will be held on Thursday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.