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Francis E. Manning

Obituary for Francis E. Manning

May 7, 1952 - May 10, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 65


Francis E. Manning, 65, lifelong resident of Manchester died May 10, 2017 after a courageous batter with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Manchester on May 7, 1952, he was the son of Francis J. and Rita (Callahan) Manning. He graduated Bishop Bradley, class of 1970, and attended St. Anselm College. He had been employed by Eversource (formerly PSNH) for over 40 years.

Frank loved to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing and fishing. He was simply a great guy. A talented crafter who will be long remembered for his resourcefulness. He spent a full year building his first kayak and was referred to as "MacGyver" by his family. Above all else, he will be remembered as a loving, generous and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, and sister, Susan Manning Harris.

Family members include his wife of 41 years, Joan (Morin) Manning of Manchester, his sons, Graham T. Manning and wife Jennifer of Manchester, Casey P. Manning of Manchester, his grandchildren, Ryan and Lillian Manning, a brother, Thomas Manning and wife Nancy of Manchester, a sister, Kathleen Sullivan of Concord, many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in St. Raphael Church. Committal prayers followed in the chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests at 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301 or the New Hampshire Audubon at 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301.

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1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
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