MANNING, Peter J. Age 81, passed away peacefully at his home on January 5th. Peter was born in Hudson, MA to Helen Schofield and James Manning. He was the youngest of eight children: Alice, Joan, Martha, Claire, James, Jane and Sarah. Peter was a Hall of Fame three sport athlete at Hudson High School. He then went on to play football at Wake Forest University and received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology in 1960. After college, he was one of the first players drafted by the AFL Boston Patriots, but instead decided to continue his professional football career in the NFL with George Halas and the Chicago Bears. He was one of their oldest living alumni. After being traded to the Canadian Football League, Pete was named All-Star in the CFL for three straight seasons. Peter then served as part of the coaching staff for Florida State University and The University of Texas El Paso. He loved the game of football and was both a coach, mentor and positive influence to many different people throughout his life. Pete often said and indeed lived by the words: "Love God, Do What You Want". Peter is survived by his wife Susan of 50 years and his five children, Paul, Nancy, Laura, Alicia and Michael. Visiting Hours: Funeral service will be private. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Boston University Research: CTE Center, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118. View the online memorial for Peter J. MANNING
Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2019.