William T. Manning III

December 20, 1939May 1, 2019

William T. Manning III, age 79 of Fall River, MA died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Price) Manning, whom he shared 23 years of marriage with until her passing in 2006.

He was born in Fall River, the son of the late William T. Manning Jr. and the late Anna (Burke) Manning and was a graduate of De La Salle Academy in Newport, RI. In 1958 Bill joined his family at Manning Auto Parts and worked until his illness in 2017.

An avid golfer, Bill was a member of the Newport Country Club for 45 years and he was a member of the Bakers Beach Club in Westport.

He is survived by his three children, William T. Manning IV and his husband Kyran Quackenbush of Dallas, TX, Michael Manning and his wife Silvana of Toronto, Canada and Caroline Manning of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren Maxwell Baumler of Jacksonville, FL and Monica Thompson of Toronto; two brothers, Kevin P. Manning and his wife Andrea of Fall River and Thomas B. Manning and his wife Kathleen of Somerset; two sisters Sally M. Black and her husband Michael of Tiverton and Barbara A. Manning and her husband Daniel Rapoza of Tiverton and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many cherished cousins.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 9am in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8pm. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Fall River, 803 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02723. For directions and tributes, please visit:


  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River


  • Visiting Hours Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2019


William T. Manning III

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Carol Emerson

May 8, 2019

Sally, Mike and family:
Our deepest sympathy to each of your family.

Also, just found an obituary for Bill Black on this site. Again, our deepest sympathy
to each member of the Black family.

I'm having serious computer problems; and for that reason could not attend.

Bill and Carol Emerson-Kobryn

Judith rosenthal

May 5, 2019

There are so many memories with Billy and all of the Mannings, it’s impossible to pick one... it often felt we were one big family! The happiest, most recent memories with Billy are our fun rounds with The Angel & Billy at Newport Country Club. I am thinking of you all and sending lots of love ..... ❤️

Peter Saunders

May 5, 2019

He was a good man. Happy I knew him. He will be missed,

Tom Sullivan

May 4, 2019


Our deepest condolences to you and the family on the loss of your brother. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Dot & Tom Sullivan