GREENVILLE - Manuel R. "Mannie" Mendes, 73, died unexpectedly October 16, 2015 in Greenville. He was born March 20, 1942, in New Britain, CT, the son of John and Hortense (Roderick) Mendes.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cuban crisis and later was stationed in the South Pacific. Following his military service, he worked for Mayflower moving company in New Britain, later moving to Maine where he worked for Scott Paper and served with the Greenville Police and Fire Departments. In 1992 he moved to Alaska and worked with Crowley Maritime Corp. as a Tankerman until he retired in 2012.
Mannie was a member of the Columbia Doric Masonic Lodge, Anah Shrine and American Legion in Guilford. He loved music, dancing, detailing cars, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Aileen (Later) Mendes; parents, John and Hortense Mendes; and a grandson, Riley.
Cherishing his memory are his three sons, Eric Mendes and his wife, Delilah of Gulfport, MS, Jason Lamson of Alaska, Manuel Mendes II and his companion, Amy Grant of Greenville; six daughters, Andrea Van De Wiele and her husband Denis of Houston, TX, Marie Alcazar and her husband, David of Pearland, TX, Becky Lamson of Lincoln, NH, Melissa Carrier of Greenville, Jaime Dallaire and her husband, Dany of Gray Court, SC; brother, Vincent Mendes and his wife, Cindy of Apache Junction, AZ; 30 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday October 24, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville with the Rev. Fr. Aaron Damboise celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Columbia Doric Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 141, Greenville Jct., ME 04442.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.