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1934 Maurice 2021

Maurice Robert Mannings

July 22, 1934 — November 14, 2021

Essex Junction, VT--Maurice "Moe" Robert Mannings, 87, passed away November 14, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. Maurice was born on July 22, 1934 at Fanny Allen in Colchester, VT, the son of Robert Mannings and Ethel (Hunt) Mannings. His only sibling, Marvin Wallace Mannings who survives him. He married Beverley Elaine Prior on October 30, 1953 at Essex Center United Methodist Church. Maurice began his career after graduating from St. Johnsbury trade school, and enrolled in a 3-year apprenticeship program with Pratt and Whitney. He began his 31 year career as a maintenance technician for IBM. Those who knew Moe, knew of his passion for our beloved Red Sox. For many years he was an avid bowler (704 scratch), raised AKC beagles, enjoyed gardening, rototilled gardens for others, entered vegetables in fair exhibits, hunting, and fishing. Another love for Moe (and Bev) was car racing. They enjoyed Thunder Road; following NASCAR with their lift-top camper and Moe's favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He is survived by: his wife Beverley and his children, Cynthia and her husband Richard Marrier, Jr of Deltona, FL, Charles Mannings and significant other Alison Dubois Babcock of Fletcher, Pamela and her husband Richard Christiansen of Clifton Springs, NY, Patricia and her husband Randall Bergeron of Richmond, Rebecca and her husband Greg Krueger of Essex Center, Jeffrey and his wife Regina Mannings of Washington; his 16 grandchildren, Carla Bouck, Catherine Gosto, Thomas Marrier, Michelle Marrier, Dean Mannings, Russell Mannings, Matthew Morel, Eva Slocum, Peter Morel, Andrew Bergeron, Michael Bergeron, Mariah Lockwood, Danielle Krueger, Fabio Costa, Brenda Wadkins, Joshua Mannings; and his 18 great-grandchildren. Family gatherings were the high-light of his life. He is predeceased by his father, Robert Mannings; mother, Ethel Mannings; and sister-in-law, Donna Mannings. His funeral service will be held at Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex, VT 05452 on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1pm with the burial to follow at Brookside Cemetery in Westford, VT. A reception will follow at the Essex Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made payable to American Diabetes Association or Parkinson's Foundation.
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