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“He was really funny, kind, and smart. I really enjoyed the times I spent with him when I went with him, and Mrs. Jo and Melissa to Maine. It was very...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Nina Roco - Walpole, MA

“My condolences Ms. Jo for your dad. Nina says he was very nice when she went with you on a trip to Maine. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lemuel Roco - Walpole, MA

“Francis was a funny, smart, kind and caring man. He could talk about a lot of things. I loved hearing his stories about growing up in Hyde Park. I...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kathleen O'Toole - SOUTH BOSTON, MA

“Such a wonderful man, I am thankful that I was able to spend some time with him. Sending love and prayers to the entire family ♥ ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Ashley Simpson - Easton, MA

“Rest In Peace Mr. Manning. May the Leprechauns sprinkle love and find memories on your dear children and Grandchildren. Love always❤ ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Dolloff - Easton, MA

“Love you Paco. We will miss you ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Melissa Souza - Family

“Love you DA. You were the best mentor ever. Enjoy your loved ones.Give Mom a kiss for us.Xo ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jo Francine Nanning-Souza - MA

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EASTON, MA -- Dr. Francis "Paco," Jude Manning, husband of (late) Jo An Manning a resident of Easton for the past 53 years, died from a sudden illness at Norwood Hospital on March 5, 2020.

Born in Boston, son of the late Edward Francis Manning, stepfather Raymond Francis Monahan and mother Helen J. Monahan.

Francis is survived by sister, Judith H. Liston and her family, son Francis J. Manning II, daughter, Judith H. Manning-Leonard, husband Peter T. Leonard and grandson Michael M. Leonard, daughter Jo F. Manning-Souza, husband David, sons Anthony and James Verrocchio and daughter Melissa J. Souza, as well as special cousins William Daley, Donald Ward and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Francis worked for the Boston Public Schools for over thirty years as an administrator and principal. He received his doctorate from the University of Miami as well as numerous Master Degrees from other colleges. He served as an adjunct faculty member at CCRI, Bridgewater State University and Quincy College.

Francis enjoyed his summer home in Islesboro, Maine as captain of the "Laughing Fellow Rover". He ran book clubs, took classes in Gaelic, and visited his ancestry home of Ireland.

In honor of "Paco's" Irish heritage, we would like to request the wearing of the green. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. The funeral service will be held at 9:45 at the funeral home for family, followed by a 11:00 Mass at St. Mary's Church in Mansfield. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery and a reception to follow at Chateau Restaurant in Norton, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in Francis's memory may be sent to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, Ma. For directions or condolences visit