Karen L. Manning – Cumberland

Karen L. Manning – Cumberland

Karen L. (Hird) Manning, 56 , passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Stephen J. Manning. They have been married for the past 10 years.

Born in Orlando, Fla., she was the daughter of Deanna E. F. (Wheeler) Hird of Plymouth, Mass., and the late Ralph M. Hird. Karen has resided in many places within the United States and Europe traveling with her military family but has settled in Cumberland for the past 18 years.

She was a registered nurse, graduating with her associates degree from Vermont College, Montpelier, Vt. Her primary focus was in Medical Surgical and Pediatric Nursing.

Karen was a foster mother for 18 years and loved children, sports, outdoor activities, hiking as well as family board games.

Beside her husband and mother, she is survived by her two sons; Adam and Andrew Bartlett, her brother, Steve, her sister, Laura, and her nephews Tom, Tim and David.

Family and friends are kindly invited to Karen's Life Celebration which begins with visiting hours on Tuesday, March 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland. A Prayer Service will take place at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 3800 Maple Avenue, Suite 435 Dallas, TX. 75219

Online Memorial: jjduffyfuneralhome.com