CALAIS - Kenneth Gregory Manship, 80, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, with his loving wife by his side at a Bangor hospital. Kenny was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Caribou, son of the late Clinton and Ellen (Noonan) Manship.
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He graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1951 and served in the Army National Guard. Kenny work for Georgia Pacific, but spent most of his career as an auto parts salesman for Eastern Auto and Varney's, Calais. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais; a member of Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion and a former member of Knights of Columbus. Kenny enjoyed collecting coins and Louis L'Amour books, and wintering at Mexico Beach in Florida.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Surviving are his loving wife, Patricia (Loy) Manship of Calais; two children, Kim Malloch and her husband, Bob, of Brunswick and Nancy Osgood and her husband, Lynwood, of West Gardiner; six stepchildren, James Poulin of Calais, Mary Barnard of Wichita Falls, Texas, Catherine Jensen and her husband, Gene, of Neenah, Wis., Patricia Sirois and her husband, Dennis, of Bangor, Larry Poulin and his companion, Tammy Jalbert, of West Port Island and Beatrice Poulin of Houston; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dolores Dodge and her husband, Philip, of Northfield; many nieces and nephews, and many relatives in Ireland and England.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais, with the Rev. James Plourde, celebrant. Burial will be afterward at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 29, 2012