Vita Manuele

Obituary of Vita M. Manuele

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Vita M. Manuele, 95, of Rome, NY, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome. She was born in Fulton, NY, on August 13, 1926, daughter of the late Martin and Rose Lunette Semeraro. Vita was a graduate of Fulton High School and received an Associate's Degree from Mohawk Valley Community College. On April 15, 1950 she married Joseph J. Manuele, Jr., in Holy Family Church, Fulton, NY. He passed away November 6, 2009. She was formerly employed by General Cable and retired as an Executive Secretary from Rome DDSO. Vita was a member of St. John the Baptist Church and very active in the community. She enjoyed being a Home Bureau member, American Red Cross volunteer, Election Poll volunteer for several years, crocheting and sewing. Surviving are two sons: Michael (Lorrie) Manuele, and Nicholas Manuele, of Rome, six grandchildren: Vita (David) Hoyt, Sarah Manuele, James Manuele, Jr., Diane (Brandon) Beatty, Jennifer (Erik) Fields, Meagan (Salvatore) DiSalvo, nine great-grandchildren: Victoria, Veronica, Vincent, Amelia, Briana, Carmella, Gabriella, Gianna, Sophia, Jordon, Olivia, Chandler and Theodore . Also surviving is a sister, June Bennett, Fulton, a daughter-in-law, Irene Manuele and several nieces and nephews. Vita was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, a son, James Manuele, Sr., three infant children: Martin, Joseph and Melanie, a brother, Donald Semeraro, two sisters: Beverly Aofrate and Patricia Gillard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. The family will receive friends at church from 10:30-11:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd., Rome. To offer online condolences, please visit


11:30 am
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
St. John the Baptist Church
200 E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States

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St John the Baptist Cemetery
Lower E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States


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