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Wallace H. "Wally" Manchester

April 12, 1922 December 6, 2007
Wallace H. "Wally" Manchester
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Wallace H. “Wally” Manchester St. Albans - Wallace H. “Wally” Manchester, 85, a longtime area resident passed away on Thursday evening, December 6, 2007, at the Franklin County Rehab following an illness of one month. He was born in St. Albans, Vermont on April 12, 1922, the son of the late Arthur H. and Augusta (Brown) Manchester. On August 26, 1944 at Parris Island, South Carolina, Wally married Joyce Stockinger, who survives him. Wally attended Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans until his senior year when he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Pharmacist’ Mate Second Class. Wally received an honorary diploma from B.F.A in 2002. Upon his discharge he was employed by the Milwaukee Gas Company and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Upon his and Joyce’s return to Vermont in 1965, he then was employed for many years at the Ayerst Labs in Rouses Point, New York. While attending B.F.A. he was a proud member of the football and basketball teams. Wally enjoyed hunting, fishing, was a member of bowling leagues in St. Albans and Milwaukee and was an avid golfer. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Breakfast Club, Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion, St. Albans Lodge, 1566, B.P.O.E., and the Champlain Country Club. Wally was also very active in the Franklin County Senior Center, as a former board member and delivering meals on wheels. Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Joyce of St. Albans, two daughters; Susan Manchester and her partner, David LaPorte of Milton and Carol Berthiaume and her husband, Neil of Fairfax., a son; Wallace “Chet” Manchester, Jr. and his wife Sandy of Brookfield, Wisconsin, his sister, Meridath Daley of St. Albans, five grandchildren, Ruth Cota, Christine Cassidy and her husband, Sean, Tom Cadieux and his wife, Destiny, Ryan Manchester and his wife, Stacy and Lindsay Manchester, five great grandchildren; Kenadee Cadieux, A.J. Cadieux, Dalani Cadieux and Grace and Anna Cassidy. Also by two brothers-in-law and their wives, Jack and Lura Stockinger of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and Tom and Mary Ann Stockinger of Lenexa, Kansas. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Church Street with the Reverend Herman Benjamin officiating. There will be no public visitation. Interment will be at a later date in the Highland Memorial Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Living Memorial Fund, 11 Church Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or the Scleroderma Foundation - New England Chapter, 462 Boston Street, Suite 1-1, Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983. Assisting Wally’s family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans. Messages of condolence are welcome at

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