Obituary of James J. Manno
James J. Manno
KENDALL - April 7, 2018. Jim is survived by his wife Kathy A. (Piccariello) Manno; children, Anthony Manno, Chris Manno & Jimmy Manno; grandchildren, Joshua Manno, Jimmy Manno, Joey Manno, Michael Manno & Jenna Manno, several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. For more information about Jim please visit www.bartolomeo.com
Jim’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 9 S Main St, Holley, NY 14470, immediately followed by his burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Jim grew up in an extended family home with his parents and grandfather. He had a special connection with his grandfather, eventually sharing many times at the corner bar!
As a youth he had a job carrying watermelons to people's cars at the Rochester Public Market. Jim attended Charlotte High School and before going to DeVry Tech in Chicago, he worked jobs at Lynn's Department Store and Meier's Restaurant on the corner of Dewey & Latta. Upon graduating from DeVry he was employed by Kodak. In 1973 he went to Rochester Products as an Electrician where he retired.
He met his wife Kathy by several months of telephone calls through a mutual friend. They finally met in person in November of 1961 and were together ever since. The greatest day of his life was the day he married Kathy on May 2, 1964. The next best days were the days their three beautiful sons, Anthony, Christopher and Jimmy were born. Holiday and family gatherings meant the world to him. And then the grandchildren came making life that much better. He adored his grandchildren and loved being with them.
Among many things he and his sons did together, they also built an auto garage which seemed forever to be occupied by the boys and friends working on cars. This may be where his sons started their careers.
Jim played the drums and loved it so much he started the "Jim Manno Quintet," who played around town at many venues.
Jim was a beautiful and giving man. He lived life to the fullest and cherished his family. To those who loved him, his presence will be missed.