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Obituary for Manford T. ""Tom"" Mann

Manford T. Mann, 89, entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Soldiers Home in Holyoke. Born in Springfield, son of the late Murdock and Anna (Doherty) Mann, he lived in Longmeadow for over forty years and previously lived in Springfield. Tom went to Sacred Heart Elementary School, and was a graduate of Cathedral High School and received his Master’s Degree in Education from American International College. He was a teacher in East Longmeadow School System for forty years. Tom was a member of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club, the Chicopee Lodge of Elks and a lay minister at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield. Tom enjoyed ballroom dancing with his late wife Claire, bowling, baseball, spending time on Cape Cod and was on the Rowing Team throughout college. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending his granddaughter Ally’s softball games. His wife, Claire E. (Papineau) Mann died on July 20, 2017. Tom leaves his son, Paul T. Mann of Longmeadow and Harwich, MA, a daughter and her husband, Michele and James Shea of Franklin and Dennis Port, MA, and two grandchildren, Emily and Allison Shea. The calling hours will be Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Browne Memorial Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. The Funeral Service and Burial will be private in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery Agawam, MA. Donations may be made to the Soldiers Home of Holyoke, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.