OBITUARY

Lawrence Francis Manning

January 9, 1941February 19, 2021

Lawrence F. Manning, 80, passed away on February 19, 2021 from complications due to COVID-19. He was surrounded by his loving wife Ruth of 59 years and his children, Jeanmarie Lamme (Dennis), Brian (Debra), Larry (Merry), Sean (Stacey). He was most proud of his children and their spouses and he loved unconditionally his ten grandchildren, Brian, Jacqueline, Hannah, Dallas, Sean, Grace, Dennis, Ava, Zoe, and Alexandra. He is predeceased by his son Michael, his parents Mary and John who emigrated from Ireland, as well as his sisters Catherine and Mae. He was born and raised in Jersey City, he served his country in the United States Army and returned home to serve a 25 year distinguished career as a member of the Jersey City Police Department. Larry was an avid reader and endless learner, who loved spending time with his family. He never knew a stranger and he never knew an enemy, he was liked by everyone. Memories of him will be forever cherished and he will be missed by all who knew him. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:30 am at St. Joseph RC Church, 685 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Toms River. The Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements The family requests memorial contributions be made in his name to St. Joseph Food Pantry, 685 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. 08753 where Larry previously volunteered

Services

  • Mass

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

Lawrence Francis Manning

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Dallas Lamme

February 24, 2021

Always the champion.

Jacqueline Manning

February 23, 2021

Lawrence Manning Eulogy- Written and Spoken by his son, Brian Manning:

"It is often said, and maybe heard from our father, “The number of people at your funeral is usually determined by the weather.” I am sure no one could have imagined a pandemic determining attendance at a funeral. We thank you for coming - we hope you and your families are well.

As mentioned in the obituary, my father possessed a unique gift - he made friends very easily. Whether during a distinguished career as a Jersey City Police Officer - a white-shoe law firm in Charleston - or food pantry at St. Joes, he was kind to all - could easily converse on a variety of topics, and placed people at ease. Strangers quickly became friends. Yet, in an emergency, we know he was level-headed, clear, and the “go-to” person.

I was discussing the eulogy with JeanMarie, Larry, and Sean. I mentioned, “I don’t know what to say, I know how we feel.” My mother gave her advice - keep it short and sweet.

-We love our father
-We are blessed to have him - as an example of a great man, husband, father, and grandfather
-We know he is at peace - with Michael and the knowledge of his life well lived

So, there is an end to this eulogy, but never an end to my father’s purpose and legacy - a genuinely nice person, a true gentleman, and boundless love for his family.

Saint Jean Baptist De LaSalle
-Pray for Us
Live Jesus in Our Hearts
-Forever

Thank you."

Jacqueline Manning

February 23, 2021

Jacqueline Manning

February 23, 2021

Jacqueline Manning

February 23, 2021

Jacqueline Manning

February 23, 2021

Jacqueline Manning

February 23, 2021

Kevin Pell

February 22, 2021

I wish to offer my condolences, to the family of Larry Manning.
I am retired also, from the J.C.P.D., and was assigned to the South District where Larry also worked. Always remember Larry as being a gentelman, soft spoken, and a good cop.
RIP Brother!
Kevin Pell
J.C.P.D. (Retired )

Regina Flimlin

February 22, 2021

When gathering with the Manning Family, I have often enjoyed a side conversation with Mr. Manning. Usually, he would commence with, "How is Rick and the children?" This approach always put me, the proud partner and parent in a chatty mood. However, he did not stop listening. He would then ask about our business. Upon completion of our exchange, we always circled back to ongoing dream we shared, the building of a wooden sailboat. Now, should this dream ever be realized, I imagine we will name it Laurel's Light in his memory for keeping dreams alive. Regina Wegel

Pat Scott

February 22, 2021

Dear Ruth....so sorry to hear about Larry...words have some comfort...but we have the promise of the Resurrection and so Larry is experiencing the fullness of peace, healing and love in God’s Presence....peace, love and prayers, Pat

FROM THE FAMILY