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Manning, George R. - Cos Cob  
Manning, George R. Former Cos Cob Resident George R. Manning, 96, husband of the late Margaret Norinne ("Nicki") Miller, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015 at The Guilford House Nursing Center in Guilford, CT. Born on July 17, 1918, in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Donald and Helen Simpson Manning. George was raised on a family farm in Ransomville, NY, graduated from Wilson High School in 1937 and Cornell University in 1942, with a B. S., Agricultural Economics. He married Nicki, a Cornell classmate in 1942, after which George spent the war years as a government foods inspector for the military. The Mannings lived in Minneapolis, MN; Brownsville, TX; Easton, MD; Lancaster, PA; and Elmer, NJ before moving to Cos Cob, CT in 1966. He worked for Consumer Packing Company, Seabrook Farms, and retired from Standard Brands/Nabisco as a purchasing agent in 1985. George was instrumental in many church functions wherever he lived. He was a co- founder of the Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA, and was active with the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich, CT. He was past President of the Greenwich Retired Men's Association, and participated in volunteer work for a number of Greenwich area charities. George was an avid sailor and boating enthusiast and spent many happy afternoons on the waters of Long Island Sound. He and Nicki enjoyed extensive travel in Europe, as well trips to Russia, China, the Middle East and throughout North America. George is survived by daughter Norinne M. (Denis) Constantine of Guilford, CT, and sons George R. Manning, Jr. of Loysville, PA, Stephen T. (Karen) Manning of New Milford, CT, John S. (Celeste) Manning of Huntington, CT, and James D. (Karen) Manning of Shelton, CT. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Donald S. Manning of Ohio and Robert V. Manning of New York. The family wishes to thank and express sincere gratitude to the nursing staff and aides at The Guilford House for their exceptional care and attention to George during his extended stay there. A memorial service and interment will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to a charity of one's choice. County Cremation Service, 36 Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT (203-254-1414) is handling arrangements.
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Published in GreenwichTime on Jan. 28, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Mandi, William - Stamford  
Mandi, William J. William J. Mandi passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at The Stamford Hospital due to Influenza at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Kitty of 61 years, his daughters Marcia, Susan Manning ( Kevin), Ann Mandi and Gloria Goyette (David). His grandchildren; Lauren, Tim, Allyson, Erin & Sarah Manning also survive him. He leaves a sister Marguerite Pearson, several nieces and nephews and two cousins, Marie Garcia and Marianne Cummins. Also surviving him are two sisters-in-law, Lenore Mandi and Adele Mandi. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Tony Mandi; brothers "Bud" & Brad Mandi, a sister Virginia Hluboky and brothers-in-law Bob Hluboky, Sr & Milton Pearson. Bill and his wife were owners of Mandi Auto Body from the late 1960's to approx. 2000 when his illness, Parkinson's Disease, forced him into retirement. He started working in this field part time at the age of 14 and had an all-consuming passion and dedication for this type of work. He loved most to work hand–in-hand with his employees, whom he counted as extended family. His wonderful sense of humor endeared him to many. Bill was a member of the CT National Guard, which was federalized during the Korean Conflict. He served approximately two years in Germany with the 192nd FABN as a member of the motor pool. Viewing will be held Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 3-7PM at Shippan's Thomas M Gallagher Funeral Home (next to Knights of Columbus) 453 Shippan Ave Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, January 26 at St Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield Ave Stamford, CT followed by internment at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research P. O. Box 4777 NY, NY 10163-4777 or www.michaeljfox.org . To send condolences to the family, please visit www.gallagherfuneralhome.com
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Published in GreenwichTime from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2015
Morris, George - Greenwich  
Morris, George F. George F. Morris, age 78, after a short illness peacefully crossed the Great Divide at Vero Beach, Florida on January 19, 2015. Born June 3, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio, George lived in Greenwich, Connecticut for 30 years and was employed by the Bowater Paper Company of Greenwich as a newsprint and coated paper salesman assigned to several states. He left Bowater as a Senior Vice President, in 1987, and joined the Fraser Newspaper Company of Canada as Vice President of their US sales operations. He finally retired from the position, in 1997, and relocated to Vero Beach. He briefly came out of retirement in early 2000 to become Secretary of the American Friends of the Game Conservancy, a prestigious organization committed to raising funds in America to support the UK Game Conservancy. George was an avid trout and Atlantic Salmon fly fisherman, an ardent hunter shooting quail and pheasant in the US and making several trips to the UK to shoot pheasant, partridge and above all the wily Red Grouse. He excelled at shooting Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays. He held a private pilot's license and owned several light planes which he frequently flew throughout the US and Canada. He was a lifelong member of the Camp Fire Club of America (founded in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt and friends) serving in its Board of Directors. He was also a longtime member of the Atlantic Indians, attending their annual Spring and Fall meetings in the north. In Vero Beach, he belonged to the Indian River Trap & Skeet Club and was President of the local Vero Beach Quiet Birdmen (QB) organization. George will be especially remembered for his close friendships, humor, love of life and fun. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Day Morris; son, Renick (Jennifer) Morris of Mooresville, NC; stepchildren, John Gaston III of Raleigh, NC, Deven D. Gaston of Charlottesville, VA, Talbot F. Gaston of Raleigh, NC, G. Kemper Gaston of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Julia M. Jacekels of Arlington, TX and Melinda M. Tucker of Wakefield, MS; and three grandchildren, Gavin, Ayden and Brody Morris. A memorial service, for George, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice House of Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.lowtherfuneralhome.com .
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Published in GreenwichTime from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2015
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