July 10, 1942 - September 9, 2013

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Obituaries » THOMAS J. MANNING

MANNING, THOMAS J., 71, of Montpelier, died September 9, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 10, 1942, the son of the late Percy W. and Mildred F. (Devino) Manning. He attended St. Michael’s School. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard in the 1960s. Tommy worked as a custodian for the Montpelier school system, as well as a crossing guard at the corners of Main and School streets. He also worked at the former Miss Montpelier Diner and Brooks Esso Service Station on lower State Street. He also mowed lawns for several families in the area. He was a member of many local clubs including the American Legion, Aurora Lodge 22 F & AM, Mount Sinai Temple 3, Crown Jewels, Ianis Club, and was a life member of the Canadian Club. Tommy was an avid bowler and was a longtime participant of several bowling leagues in the area. He was also a dedicated fan of the Vermont Mountaineers baseball team. Survivors include his brothers Arthur Manning and wife, Arlene, of Montpelier, Francis Manning and Hester, of Middlesex, Raymond Manning and wife, Tina, of Northfield; sisters Mary Kelley, of Northfield, Anne Rogers and husband, David, of Marshfield, Elaine Isham and husband, Ross, of Moretown, and Teresa Brooks, of Meriden, Conn.; sister-in-law Yvonne Manning; longtime friends Donald and Tippy Ruggles; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother William “Mickey” Manning on Nov. 6, 2012, and brothers-in-law Raymond Kelley and Myron Brooks.

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