Carl F Manfra

Roxbury Twp. – Carl Frederick Manfra, 70, of the Succasunna section of Roxbury Township, passed away at Morristown Medical Center on Friday, July 30, 2021 after a decade long battle with Parkinson's disease.


Born in Orange, NJ to the late Carl M. and Rose (D'Aloia) Manfra, he was a lifelong resident of New Jersey, settling in Succasunna 35 years ago.


Carl was a civil engineer who specialized in fire & safety protection, working as Vice President of Loss Control for Crum & Forster in Morristown for many years. He enjoyed restoring classic cars and was a car show enthusiast. Carl, an avid craftsman, also started his own business, Wooden Wonders, where he built custom wooden toys. He was an avid NY Yankees fan.


Carl is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Joyce (Parness); two sons, Eric and his wife Danielle, and Craig and his wife Michele; a brother Frederick and his wife Lucinda; two sisters, Mary Ellen Woods and her husband Robert, and Susan Braun and her husband Donald; and three adored grandchildren, Estelle, Quinn, and Calvin.


Arrangements are by the Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, located at 340 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052 (973-325-1212).


Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 4-8 PM.  A funeral service will celebrate Carl’s life on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange.


The family has requested instead of flowers, that a donation in Carl’s memory be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (


Due to current CDC recommendations, the family requests that all who come to pay their respects to please wear face masks while in the funeral home.