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Old 07-11-2011, 11:39 AM
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Robert P. "Bob" Manning, 67, Melrose, MA

Robert P. "Bob" Manning of Melrose died Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Chelsea Soldier's Home. He was only 67 years old. Born on September 25, 1943 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, he was the son of the late Paul L. Sr. & Mary F. (Ryan) Manning. Robert was raised in Belmont and a 1961 graduate of Belmont High School. Mr. Manning enlisted in the United States Marine Corps right out of high school and served proudly from 1961 to 1965. He worked for the Gillette Company, KPMG of Boston & State Street Bank as a Computer Systems Analyst. Bob was a member of Incarnation Church and a Melrose resident since 1970. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, golf, tennis, skating & cooking. He loved Vermont, Cape Cod, Ireland & the Bruins! Robert was the devoted husband of Susan E. (Murphy) Manning with whom they shared 44 years of marriage. Loving father of Kara L. Clegg & her husband Max of Fairfield, CT. & Courtney E. Manning of Stoneham. Cherished grandfather of Julia & William Clegg. Brother of Paul Manning, Jr. & his wife Jude of Andover, William Manning & his partner Maryanne Poya of NV, Patricia O'Keefe & her husband Joseph of North Eastham, Mary Manning & her partner Gerry DePrima of Everett, Gail Romeo & her husband Mark of Amesbury, Edward Manning & his wife Shari of Framingham & Carole Kim & her husband Richard of CA. Brother-in-law of William Murphy & his wife Patti of FL & Karen Lohrman & her husband Kenneth of FL. Beloved son-in-law of Frances Murphy of FL. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, special neighbors & caregivers at the Chelsea Soldier's Home. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, July 13th at 9AM. A Funeral Mass in Bob's memory will be celebrated in the Church of the Incarnation 429 Upham St., Melrose at 10AM followed by Military Honors preformed by the United States Marine Corps. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday, July 12th from 4-8PM in the Gately Funeral home. Interment will take place in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA on Thursday, July 14th. Arrangements by The Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. Memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be made to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752.


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