Ernest A. Manning


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Beverly - Ernest A. Manning 92, passed peacefully in the early morning Monday, July 08, 2019 at his home at the Colonial Gardens retirement community in Beverly following a lengthy illness.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Everett R. and Gladys I. (Noyes) Manning. He received his education in North Tarrytown, New York and graduated from North Tarrytown High School and following employment at his father's garage and towing company, Manning's Garage, the family returned to Beverly, Massachusetts where he resided for over 70 years. Automobiles and stock car racing were among his passions. Mr. Manning was employed for many years as an assistant manager for Witch City Auto Body in Salem until his retirement.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army.
He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia M. (Sullivan) Manning, whom he married in Beverly in 1948.
An avid outdoorsman, he was a member and former President of the North Shore Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed sporting dogs, hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, motorcycling and spending time at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving him are four daughters, Margaret I. McKown and her husband, Andrew; Katherine A. Wishart; and Suzanne M. Cooper and her husband, David all of Beverly; and Patrice L. Sullivan and her husband, Mark of Danvers; six grandchildren, Jeffrey McKown and his wife, Petra of Highland Village, Texas; Shawn Wishart of Tampa, Florida; Ryan Cooper of Washington D.C.; Erica Sullivan, Kendall Sullivan and Brett Sullivan all of Danvers; three great grandchildren and a sister, Faith Richard of Raymond, New Hampshire. He was also the brother of the late Barbara Ayers and Janice Twombley.
His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours on Friday, July 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Newfound Lake Region Association, 10 North Main Street, Unit 1, Bristol, NH 03222;; 603-744-8689. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on July 10, 2019
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Elizabeth (Beth) Feild
Jul 11, 2019
Sending peace and prayers for your family during your time of loss.

Kind Regards,

Beth Feild (PAREXEL - Patrice's colleague)
Jane MacCarthy Luangrath
Jul 11, 2019
A neighbor for many years that was an icon in the neighborhood. A father to 4 beautiful daughters whom I am sure will miss you dearly.
Wendy Foster
Jul 10, 2019
To my Earnie, I loved you like my family. I'm so grateful for our talks and stories we shared as I cut your hair. You didn't have much but always you came if you could, we def shared a bond. I hope you get to race again, that's where your passion always was. I will miss you sooooo much, and as I did before you passed, I will always think of you. You have made a mark on my soul for sure! No more racing wheel chairs, It's the real thing where your going! I love you and I feel so sad but relieved that your comfortable now. Rest In Peace my friend, I love you, Wendy