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Penny Lee Manning

Penny Lee Manning holds her newborn grandson Austin. Penny passed away on Oct. 11, 2014. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Penny Lee Manning holds her newborn grandson Austin. Penny passed away on Oct. 11, 2014.
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COLCHESTER – Penny Lee Manning, 56, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the FAHC, following complications during heart surgery.

Penny was born on March 9, 1958, the daughter of Ralph and Virginia (Sweetser) Siple.

Penny graduated from CVU in 1976.

She had worked as an Office Manager for DCF, for the State of Vermont for several years. She had previously worked 18 years for the City of Winooski.

She was married to Thomas Manning on May 26, 1990 in Burlington.

Penny loved her family, she was a great mother and spouse and loved her grandson Austin, who was her world.

She was a very hard working, loving and caring person.

Penny is survived by her loving husband Tom, of Colchester, and their children Jesse Manning, of Colchester, and Jason Manning and his fiancé, of South Burlington. By her grandson Austin, her mother Virginia “Gina” Gaudette of Winooski, and her brothers Samuel Siple and his wife Marilyn and Steven Siple and wife Stacie and by several nieces and nephews including her special niece Candida Siple.

Penny was predeceased by her father Ralph in 1976, and her sisters Diana Cram in 2002 and Debra Bauer in 2009.

A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. Friends may call on the family on Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Contributions in Penny’s memory may be made to a trust established for her grandson Austin’s Education, in care of his grandfather Thomas Manning.

Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com