James E. Manning Jr. PITTSFORD — James Edward Manning Jr., 74, of Pittsford, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at his home, while suffering from a long period of declining health. He was a retiree of CVPS (now Green Mountain Power) where he was employed for many years. He was a multi-skilled and talented man, he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling, and was an active member of the “Highledge Snow Stormers” for many years. He loved playing darts and participated in numerous tournaments. He also excelled at horseshoes. He was a well-liked man. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by many who knew him. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Mary “Betty” (Cocklin) Manning, who passed on May 19, 2013. He is survived by his three children: his daughter, Patience C. Thurston and husband James Thurston, of Woodsville, New Hampshire; his daughter, Mary L. Roucoulet and husband Greg Roucoulet, of Rutland; and his son, James E. Manning III, of Barre. Also survived by his grandchildren Jamie Thurston, Jazlyn, James Andrew, Chandler, Chloe and Emma Manning, and Kristine, Joshuah and Damien Roucoulet; and a handful of great-grandchildren, as well. The family will be holding a private memorial service. Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford will be entrusted with the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society Inc., 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.

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I worked with Jim for many years. He was great guy.


I'm so sorry Mary, Jim and Patty. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you go thru this time. Love Ann


Thank you Ann

Anne nartowicz

Condolences to the family♡ RIP


Thank you Ann


RIP Papa, you were truly a great man. We will miss you so much. We love you, and hope you will always look down on us!


[sad] Dad everyday I am waiting for you to call - to talk & say goodnight to me. Now you are not calling anymore & it hurts. I will be bringing you home in a beautiful urn & will be living home with me. I will have you on my tables for ever holiday. I love you so much me & you will always be on my mind..RIP Dad (:-


[sad] Dad I miss you so much, & waiting for your call. You call me every night to talk & to say goodnight. Now you do not call anymore...It hurts!!.You will be home soon, in a beautiful urn, living home with me.. I will have you on my kitchen table for every holiday.. I love you so much.. RIP (:-

Jean Fiorito

We spent many years living next to your mom and dad in Proctor. They were great friends and neighbors. My sympathy to your family.......


Thank you Jean.


My sincere condolences, love and prayers to the family and friends of Jim Manning. It's been years since we have seen each other but it was great re-connecting with Jim a few years ago on facebook. Family is a very precious thing to me and it's always hard losing a family member. RIP cousin Jimmy, until the day we meet in Heaven again and all my love to all your family left behind....

Sandy Adams

Jim worked for CVPS (now Green Mountain Power) for many years. It is documented of how knowledgeable he was about the electric system - it is also documented that he was willing and able to share his knowledge and help-out his co-workers and customers. On behalf of the company, my condolences to Jim's family. Sandy Adams, Human Resources, GMP

Cal eddy

Sorry for your loss

Mary Howard

I worked with Jim At CVPS. He was always a gentleman and pleasant. Rest In Peace Jim.


I wish i could have been there more, i loved him, he was my papa, he was a great grandpa, i used to laugh listening him and my nana go back and forth as they played games and had fun with my sister and i every weekend. i have so many memories, he'll forever be in my heart.

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