Norman H. Mann Jr., 85, of Washington Street, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the house he was born in and lived in his entire life.
He will be remembered by those who saw him, dapper in a suit and tie with a newspaper tucked under his arm, waiting at the bus stop at Delekta’s for the bus that took him to his office in Providence, as he had done for decades. Long-retired from a career as an attorney, he kept an office in Providence where he still went faithfully every weekday, including the day of his passing. He will be greatly missed by the friends he had regular morning coffee with, and close neighbors who got to know him with sidewalk chats. He was soft-spoken, gentle-mannered and opinionated, and when prodded, offered stories about the neighborhood and his life. He loved animals, tended to strays, and doted on his two cats.
The son of Norman H. Mann Sr. and Frances Mann, he grew up in the house on Washington Street with his grandparents, parents and sister Dorothy, with whom he shared the house until her passing in 2008. He was especially close to his grandfather, Albert Mann, who owned the former Warren Handkerchief Company on the corner of Water and Baker streets.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Warren Animal Shelter.