In Loving Memory of Mircea (Micky) Manicatide

August 23, 1938
Bucharest, Romania
February 28, 2017
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Services


Family Gathering


Penobscot Volunteer FireDepartment

46 North Penobscot Road,

Nutmeg Curling Club

PO Box 5125,
CT 06610

Mircea Manicatide

Mircea (Micky) Manicatide of Fairfield, CT and Penobscot, ME, passed away February 28, 2017 at St. Vincent's hospital at the age of 78. Micky was born in Bucharest, Romania to the late Theodore Manicatide, an accomplished amateur artist, and Florica (Mary) Manicatide. He grew up in postwar Europe and Turkey, and attended Institut La Villan in Switzerland. An ROTC student at Brown University class of 1964, Manicatide served in the Air Force in Turkey and Germany post-college. He rose to the rank of Captain in a 4-year deployment, overseeing disaster contingency planning for Incirlik Air Force base in Turkey and then serving in Air Force Intelligence in Wiesbaden, Germany. Settling in Connecticut, he was employed at CIGNA in Bloomfield, CT for 14 years, in the underwriting, actuarial and systems departments. He earned an M.B.A. at University of Hartford, going on to spend 11 years as Assistant to the President at Buck Consultants in New York. In retirement he was an avid bird watcher, traveler, and member of the Nutmeg Curling Club. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Barbara Manicatide, his daughter, artist Liz LaManche of Somerville, MA, and son-in-law Philip Servita. Memorial contributions may be made to the Penobscot Volunteer Fire Department, 46 North Penobscot Road, Penobscot, Maine, 04476 or the Nutmeg Curling Club, PO Box 5125, Bridgeport, CT 06610. To offer an online condolence please visit

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4 Guestbook Entries for Mircea (Micky) Manicatide

  1. Sending heartfelt condolences to you Barbara and family for the loss of a wonderful man. We will all miss Micky.

  2. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Mikey always had a good story being knowledgeable in many subjects. It was a pleasure sharing the ice with you both. He will be missed.

  3. Truly sorry to hear about Micky’s passing. Our condolences to his family. He was an intelligent, interesting and likable man. He will be missed.