John P. Avakian of Everett entered into rest unexpectedly on January 11. He was 67 years old.
Born in Stoneham, Jack lived in Everett for most of his life. He was a licensed electrician.
He was the beloved son of the late Margaret (Cataldo) and Charles Avakian; brother of the late Linda Stopford; nephew of Mary Cataldo and longtime companion of Diane Fortier of Everett.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005, would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett 617-387-3120
Of Wisconsin, formerly of Everett;
loved his family, country and Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Wayne Manning of Abrams, Wisconsin died at home on Friday morning, January 15 surrounded by his loving family, following health complications from being a proud US Marine as a young man. He was 64 years old.
Wayne was born December 3, 1951 in Malden to Warren and Antoinette (Devito) Manning. He grew up in Everett where he graduated high school. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served his country as an infantry rifleman during the Vietnam War and because of his patriotism, Wayne received a medical discharge and the Purple Heart. Upon his honorable discharge, he continued to serve in the reserves and live in Massachusetts where he worked as a union laborer. Then in 1998, he met the love of his life from Wisconsin and moved there in 2000.
On July 5, 2003 he married Jackie “Babe” Launderville in Kenosha and the couple made their home there until moving to Abrams in 2007. Wayne will be fondly remembered for his love of family, country and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Manning; five children who dearly loved him, Aries (Eddie) Gamza; Jason (Teri) Manning; Elizabeth (Aaron) Spratlin; Bruce (Jill) Burrow II; Melissa (Scott) Braur; 10 grandchildren, Domenic and Julia Manning; Zachariah, Brianna and Avery Spratlin; Peyton and Carston Recha; Eddie, Bruce III and Cleo Burrow; one brother, Warren (Mary) Manning Jr.; two sisters, Patrica Schjolden and Leslie (Peter) Loungo; his mother-in-law, Lucy (Gerald) Gaffey; a very special aunt Marguerite Devito; two special dogs, Scout and Sam and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David, his aunt, Catherine Reil, father-in-law, William Launderville and his dog, Waypan.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 22 at the Town of Pensaukee Town Hall and Community Center, 4684 Brookside Rd. Abrams, WI.
The Manning family would like to thank their special neighbors and friends, Dawn and Dave Williamson for their special efforts in caring for Wayne and his family.