Paul D. Manning, age 72

of Quincy

Paul D. Manning, age 72

Paul D. Manning, age 72, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Friday, September 17, 2021 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in the comfort of his loving family.

Paul was born in Dorchester, to the late John J. and Florence L. (McCarthy) Manning. Raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Saint Mark’s School and Boston English High School, Class of 1968.

He had lived in Quincy for many years, previously in Dorchester for most of his life.

Paul retired from the former New England Telephone Company and also worked for Lombardo’s in Randolph for thirty years.

Paul loved baseball and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He worked as an umpire for many years. Paul was also an extra in both movies and television shows, including Field of Dreams and Spenser: For Hire.

Beloved husband of Margaret E. “Margo” (Dermody) Cowell.

Devoted father of Shanna A. Lawton and her husband Mateo of Wilmington, N.C.

Loving Grampy of Shaelyn and Mackenzie.

Dear brother of John J. “Jack” Manning and his wife Rita of Quincy, Michael Manning and his wife Mary Jo of Marshfield, James Manning and his wife Lori of Pembroke, Richard Manning and his wife Christine of Duxbury, and the late Robert J. Manning. Paul is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Paul also leaves behind his and Margo’s cat, Greylea.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 1, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Paul’s interment will take place privately.

For those who wish, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.


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  • Blessed to have Paul in our lives. I am sure that Winston will be happy to see him. Rest in Peace. Love, Lorraine Marshall, and my son: Sandy and Kimberly Lee; and my grandchildren: David, Christopher, Samantha and Kaitlyn