Passed away: Thodupuzha on 28 March 2016

Funeral Date: 31 March 2016

Service Details

Our beloved father Mr. M.T.Joseph MeenamKunnel (Kunjavatha/Papa, 93 years), husband of late Mrs. Mariyakutty Joseph Koozhampala Family, peacefully left for the heavenly aboard on Monday, March 28th -2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Thodupuzha. Papa was 93 years old and he enjoyed an outstanding life. Funeral services will be performed by our parish vicar Rev. Fr. James Vararappally, assisted by our family priest Prasad Kurisinkal – Generalitate, Bishops House Ernakulam at St. Joseph’s Forane Church, Marika on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:30pm IST.

For more details, please contact MeenamKunnel family at 001-9736878584 or 0091-9845992222

The Story

Mr. M.T. Joseph was a man of principles, a synonym of character and maintained high moral values throughout his life. He had a celebrated career in his tenure of life and he has proven as a great politician, banker, agriculturist, businessman and above all, a loving husband, caring father, a celebrated grand-father, and a passionate great-grand-father. He believed one's life would never become complete unless they share the greatness with others – the legend is no longer but he will live in the hearts of many for years to come.

He is survived by his children;
1. Mrs. Valsa Jose,
2. Sunny M. Joseph (Chief Manager Federal Bank, Retd.),
3. Raju Joseph (Sr. Advocate High Court of Kerala),
4. Jain M. Joseph (Vijaya Hardwares Thodupuhza),
5. Joe MeenamKunnel (JTSi – USA),

Son-in-law; Prof. K.G. Joseph (Retd.), Kudilil Kuruppanthara,

Daughter-in-laws; Nancy Edappattu Family Kalloorkadu, Suja Raju Vazhayil Family Ernakulam, Shiji Jain Padinjarekara Family Karimkunnam, Ginza MeenamKunnel – Puthukkattukaran Family Bangalore,

Grand Children; Prince Kudilil (USA), Jince Kudilil (Milan, Italy), Dr. Steffy Sunny, Sarath Sunny (USA), Dr. Shilpa, Prithika Joe (Dubai), Priyanka Raju, Vaishak Jain, Varun Jain, Varsha Jain, Joseph MeenamKunnel (USA), Paul MeenamKunnel (USA).
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‘Paapa’ as he was fondly called and known to all his dearest family, folks n friends, our grandfather lived a legendary life with utmost simplicity. Being a man of principles, there is no doubt, he lived a successful life playing roles as a son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grand father! Though I have personally observed him to be silent in most of our meetings in the last 4 years of our relationship, I have understood him to be a very keen observer and a true gentleman. His words of wisdom have inspired many and I indeed feel privileged to have met such a great man! My wife Steffy joins me in saying that he was truly a man of love and a bundle of affection. He has always tried to hide his emotions, but Steffy admits that she often noticed his eyes filled whenever she approached him to say GOODBYE at the end of her short stay at Vazhithala home. She says, his question, ‘When do we meet next??’ has always touched her heart. Steffy adds saying that there has been no time when Paapa said a NO to her request of visiting her home in Aluva, irrespective of his ill-health. He has taken the pain to visit us home at least 4-5 times and once to our clinic. Thank you so much Paapa for bestowing us with your love and consideration. Paapa, as we bid farewell to you, the same question comes from our heart, ‘When do we meet next??’ We really hope to have our family reunion with YOU in Heaven some day, some time as GOD permits in the future! We pray your soul rests in peace, in Eternal glory. Miss you so much dear Paapa.. Love n prayers, Arun & Steffy Maliakal, Aluva

Arun Xavier


My dear paapa, I miss your old time lullaby songs that you used to sing to your grandchild Joseph (Roshan)my son during our early childhood visits . I used to admire your vivid knowledge in Malayalam literature . I used to enjoy listening to your short poems during our family gatherings which brought a grin to all of us . Paapa, all these will remain in my heart , not as a father in law , but as a grand father I have always looked upon to you . We miss you, paapa, may your soul rest peacefully in the hands of our heavenly lord .. Love Ginza Meenamkunnel

Ginza Meenamkunnel