Age 44, of Grand Ledge, passed away peacefully October 10, 2012, after an eight-year battle with cancer.  Matt retired from automotive sales, and enjoyed being a stay at home dad.  He graduated from St. John’s University, and was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  Matt was a member of the NRA and local competitive shooting clubs.  He belonged to local muscle car clubs and had a special passion for his ’67 GTO.  Matt also liked camping, going to car shows, and was an excellent cook.  Matt enjoyed making people laugh, was a true gentleman, adored his family, and was an inspiration to all who knew him.

He is survived by:  his wife of 14 years, Shelley; daughters, Natalie and Annabella; sister, Lina (John) Mannino; mother-in-law, Ruth Williams; sister-in-law, Amanda (Harold) Pugh; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous friends, and his dog, Molly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Stefano and Francesca (Fontana) Mannino; father-in-law, Wayne A. Williams, Jr. and several grandparents, aunts and uncles.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy, Lansing, with The Rev. Fr. John Klein as celebrant.  The Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sparrow Foundation in memory of Matthew Mannino.

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    Mike Senatore Says:

    Matt and I were friends throughout grammar school and then went in different directions as I guess most of us do. We just recently started talking again on FB. Matt was a great person and friend to everybody. Not a bad bone in his body. I don’t think I ever saw him get angry and many people in this life don’t have that quality about them!!
    Matt, you will be missed and the world is a lesser place without you.
    My prayers and condolences to the Mannino family.

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    Karen Elliott Says:

    Shelley my prayers are with you and your family right now. My deepest sympathy.

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    Stu Jackson Says:

    Linda and I were deeply saddened to hear of Matts passing. He was always a joy to be around and talk about cars, family, and life in general. Matt and myself became friends a few years back inspired by GTOs. I’m glad I was able to talk with him in July at our Vantown Church show. Our condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

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    Cappy Annibale Says:

    Matt it is a honer and a pleasuer to know you and thank you for helping me grow as a person. From Mecuerio’s Deli in Whitestone, NY to Jimmy’s Comedy Alley in Bayside. When we first started playing ice hockey at the World Fair in Queens. All the concerts, Metallica was the most memeral one. Could not do all this without you o er the years. My thought and prays go out to you and your family, the world is a little less bright without you. Miss you man.

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    Amber-Lynn Harger Says:

    Dear Shelley,
    My sincerest thoughts and genuine prayers are with You, Natalie and Annabella. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Matt, you spoke of him so lovingly and sincere that it was profoundly apparent he was an amazing husband and father, as well as a man who positively gladdened the lives of those who were lucky enough to be in his presence. Though he is gone from this Earth too soon, he will forever watch over you and your daughters, never leaving your sides, and his adoring presence will live on evermore through his memory.
    Sincere Condolences,
    Amber-Lynn Harger

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