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Mary Mitcham Manley

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Mary Mitcham Manley

AGE: 92 •

Mary Mitcham, 92, died August 28, 2017 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. Born and raised in Goldsboro, NC, Mary met her future husband, Joseph L. Manley, during WWII when he was stationed in Goldsboro. They married in 1944 and Mary joined Joe in his native New Jersey, where they made their home in Fair Haven for over 45 years and raised their nine children.

Mary was an accomplished classical pianist, organist and choir director at several churches both in New Jersey and North Carolina after she and her husband retired to her native state. First and foremost, she was a loving wife, devoted mother and adoring grandmother and great grandmother.

She is predeceased by her husband of almost fifty years, her parents William Orin and Irene Mitcham, sisters Elizabeth, Katherine, Irene and her brothers William Orin, Jr. and Robert. She is survived by her children Joe (Natasha) Manley, Kathy (John) Speiser, Tom (Leslie), Libbi (David) Murray, Paul (Linn), Jean Runte, James (Marybeth), Giga mith and Eileen (Jim) Willis, as well as 28 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church in New Bern, NC
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 17, 2017
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