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Harold "Chuck" G. Manning Jr.
Harold "Chuck" G. Manning Jr, 71, a longtime resident of Northfield, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Concord Hospital in Concord following a lengthy illness. Chuck was born in Laconia, September 3, 1946, son of the late Harold G. Manning Sr. and Rachel V. (Poire) Manning. He had been a resident of the Gilmanton, Sanbornton and Northfield areas for most of his life. Chuck spent most of his career as a welder and tool maker, beginning at Baron Machine and spending the last 31 years at Scotia Technology before he retired so he could spend more time with his dear Janis. He loved the mental challenges his work gave him and he was uniquely skilled at doing the work he loved.
A strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, he was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of N.H. and the Sunset Mountain Fish & Game Club. Chuck thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and there was rarely a warm Friday afternoon when he couldn’t be found at Den Brae with his family and friends. But more than anything else in his life, Chuck loved his family, they meant the world to him and he will be deeply missed by all.
He leaves, His wife of 30 years, Janis L. (Chamberlain) Manning of Northfield
His sons, Reverend Scott Manning and his wife Reverend Toni Manning of Tilton and Dana Decormier and his wife Laurie of Tilton
His daughter, Michelle Florio-Manning and her partner Heidi of Tampa, Fl.
Grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Elyssa, and Ian Manning. Olivia, Jack, and Emily Decormier. Tyanne Martin, Michael and Nathaniel Florio
Brothers, Steven "Skip" L. Manning of Strafford, NH and John W. Manning of Gilmanton, NH
Sisters, Bonita "Bonnie" V. Wickner of Safety Harbor, FL and Susan J. Wyley of Clearwater, FL
Numerous generational nieces, nephews and cousins
Calling hours will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Memorial Home.
Burial will be held in the spring in Park Cemetery in Tilton
It was Chuck's wish that flowers be omitted and donations in his name be sent to either, the Building Fund, First Baptist Church of Sanbornton, PO Box 80, Sanbornton NH 03269-0080 or the Make A Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm St, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.