April 28, 1930 - July 29, 2014

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MANNING, DOUGLAS J., 84, of East Barre and formerly of Lower Websterville, died July 29, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born on April 28, 1930, in Waterbury, he was the son of Wilbert Jeremiah and Avis Pearl (Perry) Manning. Doug attended schools in Duxbury and Middlebury and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1949. From 1952 to 1954, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan as an equipment operator. On June 25, 1955, Doug married Janice French in Barre. Following their marriage, they made their home in Lower Websterville for over 50 years. In 2009, they moved to East Barre to live with their daughter, Mary Haynes. In earlier years, he worked for the Wetmore-Morse Granite Quarry as a bucket operator. Doug later worked as an assistant purchasing agent for the Rock of Ages Corporation until his retirement. His memberships included the Websterville Baptist Church, where he had served as a trustee, the VFW MacKenzie-Webster Post 10 of Barre Town, the New England Ox Teamsters Association, and the Sno-Bees. He also served on the Barre Town Elementary School Board. Doug was a gentleman farmer, raising beef cattle and oxen. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, and showing and pulling his oxen in competitions. Survivors include his wife, Janice Manning, of East Barre; three daughters, Mary Haynes and husband, Larry, of East Barre, Susan Hansmeier and husband, Eric, of Keene, N. H., and Sara Rochefort and husband, Michael, of Panama City, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Brooks and husband, James, of Northfield and Durinda Larivee and husband, Ronald, of Florida; a brother, Perry Manning and wife, Marcia, of Florida; nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, a grandson, Jeffrey Haynes, and a great-grandchild, Angel Haynes, predeceased him.

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