To all of the Mannions, but especially to my wonderful friend, Patrice:
Getting on-line to read your Mom's obituary and knowing that your Dad was hospitalized...I just thought I'd check his name, too.
To my shock and dismay, his name appears here. Your Dad has been one of the kindest and gentlest souls on earth. He set a wonderful example for all of us of a loving parent and husband.
I'm quite sure his unwavering love of your Mom urged him on to his final journey. This year you will have two Christmas angels. God's blessings to all of you.
We are so very sorry to hear of Herb's passing. How much we enjoyed his company and lively discussions in choir and via email. (He and Marie were also friends of my parents, Ruth and the late Max Neely.) He was a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather...and a special friend. We hope that Herb and Marie are once again together forever.
To Dennis and the entire Mannion family please accept our condolences and prayers.
My families prayers are with you and your family at this time
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
Patrice, Kevin and Dennis:
Your Dad has been an inspiration to all of us and was a great example of keeping things in perspective.
Herb never put himself in front of his family or friends. I do not think that I ever heard him say I did this or that other than maybe a basic home repair of some kind. He only thought and talked about others...I was always very impressed at how he kept an even keel....I later realized that he was really great at ignoring the nonsense and rising above it. Herb was very kind and pleasant. He was a Great Man, Father, Grandfather,
Great Grandfather and we will miss him very much. Love Joe, Patrice and the Duff Family.