He was the son of the late James S. Manchester Sr. and the late Virginia (Fredrickson) Manchester.
Mr. Manchester was a lifetime commercial fisherman who loved being on the Westport River. He was an avid race car owner and enthusiast. Crab was a Cranky Yankee and will be missed by all.
Including his wife, survivors include two daughters, Julie A. Working of Florida, and Jessie S. Manchester of Westport; a sister, Nancy Campbell of Ohio; two grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Melinda Manchester and brother of the late Richard S. Manchester.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
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