MICHAEL THOMAS MANRIQUEZ WAS BORN IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN ON DECEMBER 21, 1948. HE GREW UP IN CORK TOWN. HIS FAMILY MOVED TO 33RD STREET WHERE HE ATTENDED ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. HE ATTENDED HOLY REDEEMER HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE GRADUATED IN 1966. HE MARRIED MARY KAVANAUGH AND THEY HAD THREE HANDSOME SONS MICHAEL ANDREW, ANDREW MARK AND MATTHEW JOEL. HE WAS INTERESTED IN COMPUTER CODING SO HE ASKED HIS MOM FOR $100 SO HE COULD APPLY AT INTERNATIONAL DATA PROCESSING INSTITUTE DOWNTOWN DETROIT. HE GRADUATED AND WENT ON AND HAD SEVERAL DATA PROCESSING JOBS THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN. HE MOVED BACK TO DETROIT AND GOT DIVORCED. HE THEN GOT A JOB AT THE DETROIT FREE PRESS WHERE HE MET LUPE'. HE MADE A PROMISE TO LUPE' BEFORE GETTING THEIR MARRIAGE LICENSE THAT HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF HER AND HER CHILDREN. THEY WERE MARRIED IN OCTOBER 1990. HE INHERITED A HANDSOME SON JOHN AND HIS BEAUTIFUL AND ONLY DAUGHTER GENA. HE NEVER BROKE THAT PROMISE. THEY RECENTLY CELEBRATED THEIR 30 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.
HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS BROTHERS LEE (JO ANN) AND ARTURO, AND HIS SISTER DOLORES (LONNIE), HIS SONS MICHAEL (TONIA), ANDY (LYNN), MATTHEW, JOHN, AND DAUGHTER GENA (PNUT)
GRAND CHILDREN: RAYMOND, RYAN, RANDY, NINA, KIKI, DAVID, JOJO, TRINITY, GABBIE, BENNY, TURO, MIKEY, AND ANGEL
GREAT GRAND CHILDREN: SOPHIA
NEPHEWS: TREVER, DAMIEN, KEVIN, JUSTIN
NIECES: MICHELLE, LISA, RACHEL
GREAT NEPHEWS: MICHAEL, BRAXTON, MADDOX
GREAT NIECES: RUBY, ARYA, LILY
My Brother, Mike and I
To the Michael Manriquez Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Michael was a classmate of mine at Holy Redeemer High School.( Class of 1966). He was a guy who always had a smile on his face. Love the picture you posted on his obituary page. We kept in touch because I came back to Holy Redeemer Grade School and we would see each other in the parking lot. To his kids grand kids and family "Your father left a legacy of love that will always live on in you" keep these words in your hearts.
Ms. Betsy Saunders
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Taylor, MI, United States 48180
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