Mary J. “Mumsy” Mann, 75

White River Junction, VT - Mary J. “Mumsy” Mann, 75, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born January 26, 1942 at home in South Royalton, a daughter of Wendell and Florence (Howe) Boyce. She attended the South Royalton School, after her family moved to Tunbridge she continued her education at the South Tunbridge School. She was married to William Sarazin May, 28 1962 and they were together for 18 years, during this time she worked as an LNA at Berlin Convalescent Home and at Glen Crest Foods in South Royalton. She met her soul mate George W. Mann and later married him on September 17, 1983. Mary Went to work at Lena’s Lunch and worked there until her retirement in 1990. 

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 Mary enjoyed playing cards especially poker, playing BINGO, dancing, and old country music. She loved to cook for her family and spend as much time with them as she could. She was a loving and compassionate person, who hand a great sense of humor. She was a member of the Hartford Elks and the American Legion both in White River Junction

 Mary is predeceased by her husband of 31 years “Butchie” George W. Mann; a son Anthony Boyce; four brothers Fred Howe, Stanley Boyce, Wendell Jr and David; five sisters, Jennie Blow, Maxine Mason, Lena Butterfield, Annabelle Perkins, and Barbara Mann.

 She is survived by three sons, William Sarazin, Jr. and his wife Karen of Methuen, MA, Kenneth J Sarazin and wife Mary Anne of Tampa, FL, Shawn Sarazin and his wife Margaret of Salem, NH; five daughters, Tina Spencer of White River Junction, Wendy Sue Carter and husband Kenneth, Carol Sarazin of Fairlee, Loretta Sarazin and her partner Thom, of Bradford, VT, and Rosemary Isaac and her husband Harvey of Homer, MI; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; a sister Shyrl Rafus of White River Junction; her friend and companion Bob; her four legged grandbabies Jack and Marley Moon, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

 The family would like to extend a special thank you to Shyrl, her granddaughter Lorrie-Ann Pond, Bayada Hospice and all the people that helped out and contributed to helping them in their time of need.

 Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, VT Wednesday, February 22 from 6-8PM. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Branchview Cemetery in South Royalton, VT. Condolences may be expressed in an on line guestbook at


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