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Laurence P. Manning

Laurence P. Manning, 64, of Hillside Road, Ipswich, husband of Terry (Navarro) Manning, died peacefully Thursday December 16, 2010 in the Beverly Hospital following his extended illness.

Born April 19, 1946 in Cambridge, son of the late Joseph J. and Dorothy L. (Bowman) Manning, he was raised in Somerville and as a child spent several summers in Ipswich. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He moved to Ipswich in 1973 where he enjoyed rowing his dory on the Ipswich River and Ipswich Bay. He was an avid sports enthusiast, coaching the St. Catherine’s CYO Boys Basketball team of Somerville to the New England Championship. He also completed six Boston Marathons. He loved to golf and was a starter at Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex and the Municipal Golf Course in Wilmington, North Carolina.

In addition to his wife Terry  he is survived by two brothers, Jerome Manning and his wife Terry of West Yarmouth and Edward Manning and his wife Lorraine of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., two sisters; Gail DiMaggio of Norwood and Mary Jane Manning of Beverly, his mother in law, Carolyn Navarro of Ipswich, a sister in law, Sandra Navarro of Ipswich and several nieces and nephews

His funeral service will be held Tuesday December 28 at 11:00 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 5 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hepatitis Foundation International, v504 Blick Drive, Silver Springs, Maryland 20904 or visit www.hepfi.org

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