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Manuel C. Barboza, 94, Manny's Ringside Operator

His calling hours and funeral are on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from the George Lima Funeral Home in Bristol.

Manuel C. Barboza. Credit: Lima Funeral Home
Manuel C. Barboza. Credit: Lima Funeral Home
Manuel C. Barboza, of Westwood Road, Bristol, and St. Augustine Beach, Fla., passed away on January 12, 2014. He was 94.

He was the husband of the late Louise (Pacheco) Barboza. Born in Bristol, he operated Manny's Ringside and worked at Collins and Aikman before retiring.
He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his daughters Barbara Contente and her husband Leo (Ilidio) of Bristol, Patricia Accinno and her husband Ralph of Coventry; his grandchildren Kristen Rogers, Julie Rogers, Leo Contente (Sandra), Paul Contente, Alfred Contente (Susan), Steven Contente (Kristen) and his great-grandchildren Mitchell, Reid, Michael, Nicole, Alaina and Levi Contente and Elijah Rogers.

His funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 22, from the George Lima Funeral Home, 367 High St., Bristol with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St.

Calling hours are 9 to 10:30 am prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Veterans of Foreign Wars
VFW Foundation, 406 W. 34th Street, STE 920, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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