Patti Ann Manning

December 17, 1936April 10, 2018
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Patti Ann Manning, 81, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2018. Born on December 17, 1936 in Norwalk, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Murphy and Marjorie Hall Murphy.

Patti was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and attended Florida State University. She married after her freshman year and left school to raise three kids—Sharon, Michael and Kevin. After nearly 20 years, she enrolled at N.C. State to finish her undergraduate degree. Patti went on to earn a master’s degree and doctoral degree in psychology. She then took a job she loved with the Wake County Public School System where she served as a school psychologist for almost 20 years.

Patti enjoyed phone calls and visits from her grandchildren, family and friends. She also enjoyed dancing and playing cards with long-time friend and constant companion Frank Stanley; traveling the world, which she did often after retirement; and watching her beloved N.C. State sports teams. During her travels, she visited six of the seven continents.

She is lovingly remembered by her three children: Sharon (Mike) Sciarappa; Michael (Becky) Manning, Kevin (Leslie) Manning; grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, Vince, Hannah, Cameron and Travis (Sarah); nephew Ron (Denise) Manning and family and other extended family and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue), with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for Rex Cancer Angel Fund in memory of Patti, 2500 Blue Ridge Rd. Suite 325, Raleigh, NC 27607. Patti was a long-time devoted driver of cancer patients.


  • Memorial Service, with Reception to Follow Friday, May 11, 2018

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John & Shirley Elliff

May 11, 2018

We are so sad we cannot be with all of you today. As co-parents and Grandparents, we've had many things to celebrate as our families blended in love and thanks for our wonderful times together. We will miss Patti terribly.

Mary Davidson

May 11, 2018

I have known Patti for just a few years, but always enjoyed her company. Her positive attitude and sense of humor were welcome at our gatherings of friends. We will miss you Patti.

John Matthews

May 9, 2018

Patti and I worked together for many years and shared an office for some of those years at the Wake School System’s Central Office.

Patti was a skilled and caring psychologist who put her best in all she did. Her work benefited a great many people.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and treated people with kindness. I was lucky to know her.

My wife, Amelia, joins in sending our sympathy to her children, their spouses, grandchildren, and constant companion, Frank Stanley.

Becky Pass

May 8, 2018

We were family but also good friends. I enjoyed her wit and her joy in her life. I am truly sad she will no longer be here to share our family celebrations. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother and left us all with very special memories.
God Bless.
Becky Pass

Barbara Clark

April 14, 2018

I met Patty about five years ago. We instantly hit it off. She had a wicked sense of humor and the ability to laugh at herself. She was a friend to me and all those she knew.

I will miss her so much and the conversations we had over coffee . I will always remember her kind spirit and her sense of adventure.