Louis ‘Big Lou’ D. Manna


Louis D. Manna, 70, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at home. He was born in Sicily, Italy on May 2, 1950, son of the late Salvatore and Carmellina Fedele Manna. Louis served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1970. On April 18, 1971, he married Sarah Buonarobo in St. John’s Church, Yonkers, NY. Lou was a cook at Boyz From Italy, for over 30 years, the former El Chico’s Restaurant and several other local restaurants. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church.

Surviving besides his wife Sarah, are three sons, Salvatore Manna, Rome, John (Heather) Manna, Palm Bay, FL, Luigi (Brianne) Manna, Rome; two brothers, Charlie (Maria) Manna, Brooklyn, NY, and Joseph (Christine) Manna, Rome; eight grandchildren, Gianna, Genevieve, Gabriella, Gavin, Kayla and Anthony, Alexis and Isaac Manna; and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Louis’ wishes, there will be no services or calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Road.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.njbushfuneralhome.com.


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