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Veronica A. Manzella

Obituary for Veronica A. Manzella

August 26, 1927 - March 20, 2018
Rockland, Massachusetts | Age 90


Veronica A. "Vera" (DiGrande) Manzella, 90 of Rockland, entered into eternal life on March 20, 2018 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Boston on August 26, 1927 to Italian immigrants Carmelo and Domenica (Postizzi) DiGrande. She was raised and educated in Boston's West End.

A Rockland resident since 1955, she held the position of Vice-President of the family business, Manzella and DiGrande, Inc. for 61 years. Vera was an active member, and Past President of the Venzia Lodge of the Sons of Italy in Rockland and had been an active member of the YWCA where she enjoyed synchronized swimming. Vera and Frank were an accomplished Ballroom Dancing tandem. She loved to spend time maintaining her large garden of flowers and vegetables at her home.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Frank L. Manzella. She was the mother of Virginia M. Manzella of Quincy and her late husband James J. Robinson, Sandra L. Manzella and her husband Richard M. Karoff of Boston and Robert A. Manzella and his partner Candace M. DiRenzo of Rockland. She was the sister of the late Rosario DiGrande, Mary DiGrande, Catherine Postizzi, Josephine Cogliano, Conchetta Conti and Santo DiGrande. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

The Manzella family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Sunday March 25, 2018 in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. in Rockland from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday March 26, 2018 in Holy Family Church in Rockland at 9:00 AM. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For directions or the share a memory on his "Tributes" page, please visit,

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Rockland, MA 02370
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