Newburyport, MA — Manfred H. Knowles, 82, formerly of Eagle Street in Newburyport, died peacefully Tuesday, December 17, 2014, at his home in Berwick, Maine.
Manfred was born September 30, 1931, in Seabrook. He was a graduate of Amesbury High School. Mr. Knowles served honorably in the United States Army and talked of his experiences while stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. Manny worked for GE in Lynn, Mass., for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed traveling, going fishing, and being with his family.
Manfred was married 58 years to his beloved wife, Ruth Buckley Knowles. Ruth passed on June 9, 2011. Manfred and Ruth enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. They traveled together to Panama, Hawaii, Alaska, and Japan. Manfred was a wonderful father, grandfather, PaPa and friend. Everyone he met appreciated his kindness, generosity, and openness.
Manny is survived by his sisters, Mildred Dow of Seabrook, Rita Bitomske of Seabrook; two daughters, Patt and her husband, George Benoit of East Falmouth and Cindy and her husband, David Ryan of Berwick, Maine; five grandchildren, Travis and Carolyn Benoit of Farmington, N.H., MaryBeth Benoit of Falmouth, Mass., Spencer and Erika Benoit of Topsfield, Mass., and Jasmine and Brianne Ryan of Berwick, Maine.
ARRANGEMENTS: The family will host a celebration of Manfred's life at 3 Eagle Street, Newburyport, MA, on Sunday, December 29, from 2 to 5 p.m.