Paul R. Manning, 82, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 4, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carol M. (Auffrey) Manning for 60 years. Son of the late Francis and Helen (Mulvey) Manning, he was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester and Charlestown. He was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School, Class of 1957. He resided in Stoughton since 1969. Paul worked at Boston Envelope in Dedham for 30 years before being the building manager at Gannett Company in Norwood for 15 years until his retirement 20 years ago. He was an avid Boston sports fan and a member of the Elks in Randolph and Elite Health & Fitness in Stoughton. He enjoyed fishing and sweets but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by his children, Sandra J. Petruzzo and her husband John of Marstons Mills and Dennis P. Manning of Stoughton as well as his grandchildren, Nina Petruzzo, Carly Petruzzo, Matthew Petruzzo, Jennifer Manning and Diana Manning. He was the brother of Barbara Manning of Boston and was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St. West Bridgewater, MA 02379.