James Andrew Manning

James Andrew Manning, 47, of Palm Coast, FL, formerly of Rochester passed away Friday June 28, 2024.

            Born in New Bedford, the son of the Kathleen M. (Saunders) Manning and the late Edward A. “Butch” Manning, he lived in Rochester for most of his life before recently moving to Florida. He was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, where he played as a tailback on the football team.

            Jimmy was employed as a master carpenter for Tooth & Nail in Florida.

            He was involved in Mixed Martial Arts throughout New England. He earned several title belts on the amateur level before moving to the professional MMA level. He fought for the Cage Titans and worked out at many area gyms throughout the years.

            He is survived by his mother, Kathleen; his children, Trace Edward Manning, Austin James Manning, and Kharman Manning; his sisters, Jessica Lee DaLomba, who was his twin, and Kathryn Ann Bird; his stepfather, Fred Lemoine; and his grandparents, Norita and Dick Lemoine, whom he referred to as the Queen and the Commander-in-Chief.

            His family would like to extend a special thanks to Coach Craig Sherman, who was a strong, positive influence in Jimmy’s life.

            His visitation will be held on Thursday July 11th from 4-8 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, with his funeral service starting at 7:30 pm. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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