Beatrice and Roland Manzi Family Scholarship Fund
Established October 8, 1997
By the Roland Manzi Family
Beatrice S. ManziBeatrice Santagati Manzi grew up in Waterbury and graduated from Crosby High School in 1946. Bea became a successful businesswoman in an era in which it was not only unusual but also went against cultural norms. Bea became a licensed insurance agent and real estate broker and joined her husband, Rolly and his brother, Edward, in establishing Woodbury Insurance Agency, a business they owned and operated for over 50 years.
Bea was a loving and wonderful parent, a great cook, and was known for her kindness and generosity to her family, friends, and community. In addition to her very active family, social, and business life, Bea was a member of the Woodbury Business Association including serving terms as treasurer and president. She was also a member of the Southbury Business Association where she served as Scholarship chairman for many years. She was a member of the Advisory Board for Colonial Bank and the Community Advisory Board for Vocational Education, which worked with the Guidance Office at Nonnewaug High School.
Roland Manzi Sr.
Roland Manzi Sr.
grew up in Woodbury and graduated from Woodbury High
School in 1940. After serving his country in World War
II, he returned to Woodbury. He became a real estate
broker and a licensed insurance agent and joined his
wife, Bea and his brother, Edward, in establishing
Woodbury Insurance Agency, a business that they owned
and operated for more that 50 years. In 1981 he was
voted Realtor of the Year for the Litchfield County
Board of Realtors and was elected president of the
organization in 1984.
Roland Manzi Jr.Roland Manzi Jr. grew up in Woodbury and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1968. He lived in New York City for many years and later came home and worked in sales in the family insurance business, Woodbury Insurance Agency.
His many interest included gourmet cooking and gardening, and he especially liked growing flowers. In fact, he often said that if he weren’t in insurance, he would have loved to own his own garden shop.
Roland took an active interest in politics and was a member of the Woodbury Democratic Town Committee. He was also a justice of the peace.