Barbara J. Manning

Barbara J. Manning, 79, of Riverside, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Orchard View Manor.

Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Grace (Fife) Fisher. Mrs. Manning was a nurse’s aide at Evergreen House Health Center for three years and the former Nicholas Marra Nursing Home, now the Orchard View Manor, for six years before she retired.  She previously worked for the Catamore Jewelry Company. She was a longtime member of the Riverside Congregational Church and was also a member of the East Providence Senior Center.  Mrs. Manning enjoyed bowling and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Above all else, she loved her family. Spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was her biggest enjoyment.

She leaves four children, Debra Francis and her husband Robert of Riverside, Charles Manning, Jr of Riverside, James Manning of Laconia, New Hampshire and Kevin Manning of Riverside, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Evelyn Fisher, Hazel Powers, Betty Lindenmier, Mary Josephson, Doris Souza, Marjorie Harter, James Fisher, John Fisher and Thomas Fisher.

Her funeral services will be private. Live streaming of the funeral service will be on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM.


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Carol Martel from Attleboro MA wrote on May 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm
Jim, Kevin, Deb, Charlie and family I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara and I shared 2 grandchildren and I was honored to have known her. We did share a lot on all our trips to Riverside and New Hampshire. My heart is with you all today.
Terry Haydt from Riverside wrote on May 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm
God has called home an Angel! I shall miss visiting her every week as a volunteer and hearing her laugh. My sympathy to the entire family. She loved you all very much!
Louise Stanielon from East Providence wrote on May 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. This is never an easy time, but try to take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering. She has returned to family in heaven.
Rev Dave Hammett from Riverside wrote on May 14, 2020 at 7:13 am
I will miss visiting with Barbara. She was a delightful person, always welcoming and able to laugh in spite of her declining health. She spoke often of how much she loved her family. May God bless you with peace as you mourn your loss.
Jeanne Farrar from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on May 13, 2020 at 9:55 am
Deb, Bob & family You're in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. Wishing you strength and peace to help you through this. If you need anything I'm just a phone call away.
Gary and Fran Lefebvre from N Smithfield wrote on May 12, 2020 at 9:49 pm
We so sorry to hear of her passing. You were crucial ensuring her life was always happy. She will be missed yet always remembered. Our prayers are with you and your family. May she be in everlasting peace.