Frances V. (Bennett, Moffitt) Manning, 82 formally of 430 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware, died at the home of her daughter and son in law on May 4, from complications due to cancer.
She leaves two daughters, Marie E. Dube of Laval, Quebec, and Patricia A. wife of Edmond W. Anderson of Lincoln, DE, a son, James F. Moffitt of NH, her grandchildren Heather L. Werner, Joseph M. Angelini and David M. and Cheryl A. Anderson, and four great-grandchildren Harley M. and * Devind J. Werner, and Lucas J. and Ethan C. Anderson. She is predeceased by her husband James P. Manning in 1989 and her mother Violet M. Eklund in 2006.
Mrs. Manning graduated from the American Red Cross Nurses Aide training in 1963. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross of Central Worcester, from 1961 to 2006, serving as an aide on the Bloodmobile, manning the Red Cross booth at local health fairs and taught fire safety at the Worcester schools and for many youth groups. She transferred to the Disaster Team in 2002.
The Certificate in Human Services she earned from Quinsigamond Community College in 1998 came in handy when she volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children.
She also devoted her life to many other volunteer activities beginning in 1958, spending thirty years with the Camp Fire Girls as a leader and Chairman of the Main South area and was a Den Mother and Committee Member with the Mohecan Council Boy Scouts of America for five years. Later, she formed an became the advisor for the American Pride unit in South Worcester.
After moving to Delaware in 2006 she became active in the Foster Grandparent Program, and was a grandmother at the St. John’s Preschool in Dover until she became ill in 2012.
Before her death, Mrs. Manning said that she would urge everyone to get a colonoscopy and follow up on anything that just didn’t feel right in your body. Advice that saved the life of her granddaughter.
There will be no calling hours. After cremation she will be buried in Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, MA, at the convenience of the family.