Philip Anthony Manichia

Philip Anthony Manichia passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 62. Philip is preceded in death by his father Salvador Manichia, Jr.; brothers Salvador Manichia, III and John Vincent Manichia. Philip is survived by his mother MaryRose Manichia, loving father of Steven Manichia and Marissa Novakowski (Brett); granddaughter Alyssa Manichia and great grandson baby TJ.  Brother of Paul Manichia (Barbara), Gina (Liz), Michael (Debbie) and Joni Beshel (Don). He is also survived and fondly remembered by a host of nieces and nephews; Cera, Mary and Joey Lane, Dylan Manichia, Desiree Molero (Nick) and great niece Lilly, William, Christian and godson Wesley Beshel.

Philip was born on July 17, 1955 and was a native of Braithwaite, LA. He was a master of ceramic tile and terrazzo and a retired member of the Ceramic Tile Layers and Terrazzo Workers – Local Union No. 67 in Chicago, IL.  Philip enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved his animals. He also enjoyed watching Dodgers baseball games, and golfing. He will be forever remembered and deeply missed by all who were touched by his love, kindness and friendship.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Assumption of Our Lady Mission Catholic Church, 6951 Hwy. 39, Braithwaite, LA on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  A memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Father Michael Labre officiating.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to any animal shelter in memory of Philip. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit