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Emmanuel "Manny" Papanicholas

November 25, 1950 - July 05, 2021

Obituary For Emmanuel "Manny" Papanicholas

Methuen, formerly of North Reading - Emmanuel “Manny” Papanicholas passed away on July 5, 2021 at age 70 with his wife by his side. Son of the late Lycourgas and Joan Papanicholas, he was born and raised in Peabody and enjoyed a large circle of neighborhood friends whom he cherished throughout his life.

After graduating from Suffolk University, he developed a love of photography which became his vocation, doing wedding photography and portraiture. His love of music led him to apply his talent to photographing various rock and blues musicians, many of whom he met, including Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, and BB King. When his sons were born, he became “Mr. Mom” in a time when that was rare and he treasured the time he got to spend with his boys. Manny was friendly and talkative by nature and often turned chance encounters into long-term friendships. Although he struggled with a rare muscle disorder in his later years, he remained an avid music fan and continued to enjoy his photography.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Linda Lammi, his son Alex Papanicholas and wife Kerri of Raynham, his son Jason Papanicholas of Brighton, and his sister Serrina Papanicholas of Swampscott. He leaves behind his greatest joy, his grandson Jackson Papanicholas.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4-7 pm. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 10 at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody at 12:30pm. Burial to follow at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Manny’s name through www.mitoaction.org. (MitoAction, PO Box 310, Novi, MI. 48376).

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Linda and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
- Melissa Audier
Manny was a favorite patient of mine. I absolutely loved seeing him. No matter my mood, Manny could always brighten my day. Every year he would bring in a new calendar full of pictures he took throughout the year. My favorite part was going through each picture with him and asking all about his experience taking it. I'll miss you Manny!! You were such a beautiful soul and a light that I'll never forget. Can't believe you're gone... : (( -Jessica <3
- Jessica A.
Linda and family,I'm very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers Elaine Devereaux
- Elaine Devereaux
I'm very sorry for your loss. Manny was a kind and gentle soul. I loved listening to his stories about his rock and roll photography adventures. He will be missed. Rick Macomber 🙏🙏
- Rick Macomber
Where do we start, lost a good friend that I had shared many fun times together. I will always have in my heart . May you Rest In Peace
- Michael Bik
Linda and Family, My condolences. I remember one of the first times I met Pep, he had an almost life sized (Well to me it was) poster of Frank Zappa from his photo. Loved that photo, it stuck with me for all these years. We had a good talk out on the boat cruising Lake Shirley one of the last times I saw him.
- Erik J
Sorry to hear about Manny he was such a wonderful person. Jean Poraxinski
- Jean Porazinski
To one of the finest men i've had the pleasure to know. Rest in peace Manny. Jeff
- Jeff Page
Cousin manny you will be missed dearly ❤️
- Stephanie maille

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