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Edward V. Mannix 1933-2011 Born on Patriot's Day April 19, 1933, passed on December 27, 2011. On what was then known as "Murphy's Corner," Ed was born to Regina Murphy Mannix and Edward V. Mannix, Sr. He graduated from Williamstown PHS in 1949 and from Norwich University (the Military College of Vermont), in 1953. He entered the USMC, serving in a rifle company and commanded the company which returned the Colors of the 1st Marine Division from Korea to Camp Pendleton on St. Patrick's Day 1955. He received his discharge at Moffett Field and, with the exception of three years with the DOD in Vietnam, spent the rest of his days living and working in Santa Clara County, Calif. After release from the military, Ed work in restaurant management and for just over 30 years in sales and management for Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealers. He was proud to have attended Norwich University, of his time in the Marine Corps, and to be a patriot who was of service to his country. Three high school classmates worked to create the Veterans' Memorial at Field Park in Williamstown on which Ed's name is listed along with all citizens of Williamstown who have served their counry since the time of the Revolutionary War. Ed was a member of The American Legion Post 152 in Williamstown. Ed leaves his beloved wife of 34 years, Betty, daughters Diane Wenzel and Leslie-Ann Campbell, brothers Brian (Alice) and Kevin of Ludlow, Mass., brother Gary (Joan) of Daytona Beach, sister Moira Cardinal of Millville, Mass., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations in Ed's name may be sent to Norwich's shooting club ("Norwich University-NUHITS") c/o Development Office, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 1, 2012
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