Eugene F. Manfra

eugene manfra

March 9, 1942 ~ September 7, 2017

Manfra, Eugene F., age 75, of Fort Lee, on September 7, 2017. He was born in New York, NY and was an Architecture Teacher for Wayne Valley High School. Beloved husband of Carol nee; Pollack. The family will receive their friends on Sunday 4:00 – 8:00 pm in the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Monday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in the Historic Madonna R.C. Church on the Hill at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cancer Center, P.O Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD. 21741-5028. For or condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: September 11, 2017 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: September 10, 2017 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. My deepest condolences. Gene was not only a great teacher I got to be with for three yours, but a mentor even more.


  2. My deepest condolences to Carol and all of Gene's family and friends. Gene had such a huge impact on me, my family, and so many others. I am so grateful for the visit I had with him on D street this past winter. Perhaps the best conversation I have had in my life, and it lasted all day, had a great burger at one of his favorite local burger places. I hated to leave.
    Gene looked good and was in great spirits.
    I am so grateful that he prepared me for this time.
    Always very sad for everyone to see him go, but I find peace knowing he is at peace. He is once again perfect in every way, and he will always be with us and waiting for us.

    God speed Gene.


  3. I'm sorry to discover the news of Gene's passing. Pat Slater forwarded news of his passing to the Principal of Valley HS, who then sent it to the entire staff via email.
    I will remember Gene as the only person who helped me when I first started teaching, 29 years ago. No one else cared if I succeeded or failed. I will remember fondly many days sitting on the porch at 14D Street. I still think of Gene as a model for my own teaching and his "can-do" spirit of customizing the home I live in. I doubt I will be as successful as he was in teaching, in construction, or in real estate.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Gene at the Wayne Board of Education when I worked directly for the Superintendent of Schools. Gene was always available to not only be a sounding board but to help in any way he could. He was a respected part of the office who would always bring logic and humor to a situation no matter how ridiculous or serious. I personally missed him when he left Wayne and hope that he enjoyed his retirement years in the beautiful home you shared with him in Seaside Park. He always shared the building plans as they progressed and he was so proud of how it held up during Sandy. My sincere condolences for your loss.

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