WHITE RIVER JCT. — Services were held March 28 at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction for George W. “Dadsy” “Butchie” Mann, who died March 24 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Palmer, Mass., son of Eugene and Eva (Gaybury) Mann.
He attended the Palmer Schools and went to work for the William Wright Company in Warner, Mass.
He was married to Mary Boyce on Sept. 17, 1983 in Quechee. They moved to Warner, Mass. for a time before moving to White River Junction. He went to work for Catamount Brewery, washed dishes at Lena’s Lunch and later at Sharon Container Company in Sharon, until he could no longer work.
Butchie enjoyed working and would work seven days a week 12 hours a day and went for eight years without taking a day off. He loved to tell jokes, a huge fan of Jeff Gordon; he loved going fishing or a day at the races. He would occasionally attend Dartmouth hockey games but his true passion was his family and his dog Mamoo.
He is survived by his wife Mary Mann of White River Junction; four sons, David Mann of North Carolina, Billy Sarazin of Methuen, Mass., Shawn Sarazin of Salem, N.H., and Ken Sarazin of Tampa, Fla., five daughters, Tina Spencer of White River Junction, Wendy Carter of Ascutney, Carol Sarazin Lebanon, N.H., Loretta Sarazin of Bradford, and Rosemary Isaacs of Homer, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister Ruth Palacko of Connecticut; and a brother Donald Mann of Palmer, Mass.
He is predeceased by one brother Francis Mann; and one sister Helen.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the VNA and Hospice of VT and NH for all the hard work and dedication they gave to Dadsy, and for all the help from friends and neighbors, especially Tammy Race.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
This obituary first appeared in the April 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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