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"John" Arvin C. Manning Jr.

Journal Opinion of Bradford, Vermont

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1951 — 2015 THETFORD — John Manning, 64, of Thetford passed on Sept. 19, 2015.

John was born on July 11, 1951, the oldest son of Arvin Sr. and Joyce Manning.

He leaves a daughter, Sandi Jo Manning, grandson Jonathon, former wife Lois (Hutchinson), and two stepdaughters, Sara Sharon and Sally Coffin.

He is survived by his brothers, "Bum" Alford Manning, Gregory Manning, Bernard Manning, and his sister Marlene Manning Jenks; along with numerous relatives and friends. His parents, Arvin Sr. and Joyce Manning, and brothers Gerald Manning and Don Eric Manning predeceased him.

He logged from a young age following in the Manning family tradition. He logged with several friends in the local area. He developed a bad back in the last few years which kept him from enjoying life to its fullest, mostly from his occupation andhis life's adventures.

He was full of life, always a lot of fun to be with, and a natural leader from a young age. Many stories were shared with laughter and tears as the fam i ly got together to write this obituary.

A memorial service will be held Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in the hall at the United Church of Thetford on Route 5 in North Thetford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be contributed to the family to help with funeral costs.

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Original Publication Date: October 7, 2015

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