July 12, 2024

Christopher A. Manley


Christopher A. Manley, 70, of Rehoboth, died at home after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer on April 25, 2024.   He was the partner of Mary Azulay, Grandpa of Kevin Foster, Jr., Christa Callery, & Hallie Whalen.  He is survived by his brother, Stephen Manley of Lufkin, TX, and a sister, Elizabeth Brown of Baker, FL.  He was the brother of the late Douglas E. Manley.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late William Manley, Jr. and Cynthia A. (Douglass) Manley.

Chris was a truck driver for EV Oil, a farmer, landscaper, and flower shop owner.  He was a saxophonist for 60 years as well as a singer, poet, story writer, composer, puzzle creator, and stone mason. 

He graduated first in class at Seekonk High School, Class of 1972.  He was an enthusiast of all stone from beach pebbles to expensive crystal specimens. 

Chris designed and built his own home in Rehoboth.  He also ran a musical clambake for hundreds of people for 10 years.  

Friends may call Monday, April 29th from the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI.

His Funeral will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 10:45 A.M. from the funeral home with a procession to Mount Hope Cemetery, Swansea MA with a graveside service at 11:30 A.M.

For online messages of condolence, kindly visit www.jhwilliamsfuneralhome.com

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