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Caryl G. Mann

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Caryl G. (Gettler) Mann, 89, of Franklin, died peacefully, Thursday August 16, 2012 at Riverbend of South Natick following a long illness. She was the wife of Donald J. Mann, President of the former Buckley & Mann Company in Norfolk for 34 years until his passing in 1984. Born in Wood Haven, New York on December 29, 1922 a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth A. (Power) Gettler, she was a Franklin resident for over 62 years. She was raised and educated in Rockville C enter, New York where she was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1940 and furthered her education at Mt. Holyoke College where she received a bachelors degree in mathematic in 1944. She worked as an accountant in Manhattan, New York until moving to Franklin where she was a homemaker and raised her family. Caryl enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. She was a member of t he Alden Club for over 50 years, the Red Hat Society, was a longtime volunteer at the Norwood Hospital gift shop, Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and the Franklin Library. She also volunteered for the FISH program. She was also a longtime member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Franklin and its Wednesday morning womans prayer group. Caryl is survived by her children; Judy Koontz and her husband Robert of Duxbury, J oanne Halpin and her husband Jim of Sherborn, Jeanne gy and her husband Jim of Sweet Grass, Montana and Jeryl Linne and her husband Mark of Franklin, and 10 grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John, and Joseph Gettler. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service Saturday August 25th, at 11AM at the Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 31 Hayward St., Franklin, MA 02038. Burial at Union Street Cemetery will be private. Calling hours are Friday August 24th, from 4-7pm at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St. Franklin, www.oterifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory sent to the Friends of the Franklin Library 118 Main St. Franklin, MA 02038 or Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary at [email protected]

Published in The Country Gazette from Aug. 21 to Aug. 28, 2012
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