Manuel M. Soufront

January 1, 1927 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 92)


It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of our father, Manuel M. Soufront, with our family and friends-

Our dad was a gentle man who valued family and life above all things - A man who spoke softly and loved deeply-

Dad was born and raised in Mayarí, 
Province of Oriente, Cuba - January 1st, 1927 - His parents were Marcial Soufront and Juana Sosa-  Dad had an older sister, Augustina Soufront -

Dad and his sister lost their Mom at a very early age and were raised by God parents who taught them a trade and how to speak English- They also taught Dad a trade , fine carpentry and cobbler-

As a teenager he moved to Havana, Cuba in search of work and later met mom, Caridad Manzano- They married and raised a family - later in life due to political reasons they fled Cuba with two daughters in tow- Marcia and Petra- Settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey making a living as a carpenter -

His hands showed signs of hard work as a carpenter - He truly loved his craft - Later in life he took up model ship building and was invited by the Elizabeth Historical Society to curate an exhibit of Scooners, his favorite - Building model ships became his passion - He loved classical music and learned to play the piano - After retirement he learned Tai Chi and a led a group for many years at Warinanco Park in Elizabeth-

We know dad now rests in God’s arms- He’s resting peacefully and his love and warm heart is a gift he left with us for eternity and beyond-

Rest In Peace our beloved husband, father and grandfather - you will be missed and forever in our hearts -

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December 27, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home
582 Springfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Funeral Service
December 28, 2019

10:00 AM
Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home
582 Springfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

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