William J. Manning

NORTHFIELD - William J. "Mickey" Manning, 75, of Northfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

He was born in Montpelier on June 23, 1937, the son of Percy W. and Mildred (Devino) Manning. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1960 and served until 1962.

He worked as a store clerk for the Country Store in Montpelier and Somers Hardware. He was most recently employed at the Aubuchon Hardware Store in Northfield.

On Jan. 17, 1976, he married Yvonne Skoda in Montpelier.

He was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the Canadian Club. He enjoyed bowling, NASCAR and watching sports.

Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Michael C. Hotte, of Suffolk, Va., and Stuart J. Hotte, of Pfafftown, N.C.; eight stepgrandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Arthur Manning, of Montpelier, Francis Manning, of Middlesex, Raymond Manning, of Northfield, Thomas Manning, of Montpelier, Mary Kelley, of Northfield, Anne Rogers, of Marshfield, Elaine Isham, of Moretown, and Theresa Brooks, of Meriden, Conn.

He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Wendy M. Barcomb.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at St. Augustine Church. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at the Berlin Corners Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 312 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495, or to Central Vermont Medical Center for diabetes care and education: CVMC, P.O. Box 547, Barre, VT 05641.

Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

Published in Times Argus on Nov. 9, 2012