East Longmeadow - Ernest “Ernie” F. Manferdini, 74, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 30th, 2018, following a brief illness. Ernie was born in Springfield, son of the late Sebastian and Anna (Rosati) Manferdini, and was a lifelong resident of East Longmeadow.Prior to retirement, Ernie worked as a Sales Manager for several area car dealerships. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield and a member of Elmcrest Country Club. Ernie enjoyed spending time with family and often remarked, "I have such a wonderful life". In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his brother John Manferdini. Ernie is survived by his cherished wife Patty (Burr) Manferdini; daughters Jill Costa (Joey) of East Longmeadow, Sherry Manferdini of Newport, RI, and Dawn Manferdini of Newport, RI; granddaughter Charlotte Costa; sister Judy Smith of East Longmeadow, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.The family will gather to receive friends from 9:00-11:00am on Saturday July 7th, 2018 at Forastiere Smith Family Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s Church, 1900 Allen St., Springfield. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield ,Development Office 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104.