Velieta Manning

Obituary of Velieta F. Manning

BRUSHTON: The family of Velieta (Vi), F. Manning, 90, announces her passing on May 12, 2020 after a long illness. She was currently a resident of the Alice Center, Malone. Due to current health regulations funeral services for Velieta may be viewed live Saturday (May 16th) 2 p.m. from the Flint Funeral Home Facebook page. Velieta was born Velieta Marie Florence Mallette on March 12, 1930 the daughter of Rosline and William Mallette of Malone. She was one of seven children with one surviving sister Wanita and one sister-in-law May Gannon. Velieta met and married the love of her life Alfred (Bud) Manning on September 5, 1949. He predeceased her on April 1, 1995. She is also predeceased by a daughter Linda at infancy. Velieta is survived by a son Alfred (Heidi) Manning Jr. of North Bangor, a daughter Gladys (David) Savage of South Bombay, a daughter Diane (Charles) Martin of Bombay, a daughter Barbara (Joseph) Goulet of Oklahoma. She felt blessed with eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. To Vi family was of the upmost importance to her. She loved her family to gather for meals and get togethers that usually ended out on her front porch where she loved to sit in her rocking chair laughing with her family and watching the world go by. Velieta started her working career after her children started school in 1960. She was employed at the Brushton Moira grade school. She held many positions there such as custodial and cafeteria worker. She was loved by the students that years later after her retirement she was approached by many saying how much they enjoyed her and remembered her. She developed many good friendships with the staff while working that lasted many years. In her spare time, she loved to travel. Making many trips with her husband to Colorado, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wyoming. She continued to travel with her children and grandchildren. She took much pride in living a simple life and honest life and it was rewarded by so many knowing her by her smile, kindness and laughter. Vi always accepted most people as a friend and you could always count on her asking if you would like the ever present "cup of coffee". You are greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
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