Native obituary: Emmanuel Paraschos, 77, taught at Emerson Faculty for 30 years

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Emmanuel “Manny” Evmenis Paraschos, of Auburndale, died on July 30, 2023.

Emmanuel Paraschos.
Emmanuel Paraschos. – George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley Funeral Properties

Emmanuel “Manny” Evmenis Paraschos, 77, of Auburndale, MA, died July 30, 2023, of pneumonia.

Manny was born in Athens, Greece, and got here to the UN as a reporter for his household newspaper when he was 18. He then earned BA, MA and Ph.D. levels in journalism from the College of Missouri.

He taught on the College of Arkansas-Little Rock for 12 years, throughout which he had a Fulbright lectureship in Fredrikstad, Norway. He retired from Emerson Faculty as professor emeritus after 30 years of instructing. From 1991-1994 he was founding dean of Emerson’s Institute for Worldwide Communication in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Manny continued his analysis after retirement, creating web sites for “The First Greeks of Boston” and “The Boston Journalism Path,” a signature achievement tracing the origins of American journalism in Boston. The Society of Skilled Journalists honored this analysis in 2014 with its nationwide “Historic Website in Journalism” award to town of Boston.

However most of all, Manny is remembered for his humor, love of all issues Greek, and skill to entertain individuals of all ages, particularly youngsters.

Manny is survived by his spouse of 46 years, Janet Nyberg, daughter Sophia (Joe Fantony) of Pittsboro, NC, son Alexander (Chelsea) of LA, 4 grandchildren, and his brother Joseph (Rosa and daughter Sofia) in Athens.

Visitation was from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 57 Brown St., Weston, with funeral service following at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are most well-liked to the scholarship fund Manny created at Emerson to acknowledge first-generation school college students majoring in journalism. For data: and specify Manny’s title. For on-line guestbook, George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100

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