Carolyn L. (Sanders) Manchester, 67, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 1, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of 50 years to Craig L. Manchester, Sr.
Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late William and Dorothea (Lambert) Sanders, she lived most of her life in Fairhaven where she was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. Carolyn had been a bookkeeper for Service News and later at the MA Maritime Academy as well as at various other area businesses.
She enjoyed trips to the casinos, being outdoors; camping, cookouts and going to the beach, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Carolyn is survived by her husband Craig; children, Craig L. Manchester, Jr. and his wife Michelle of North Dartmouth, Sean Manchester and his wife Michele of Methuen and Heather L. Blanchette of Tiverton, RI; five grandchildren, Cody, David and Samantha Blanchette and Sydney and Kelsey Manchester; two great grandchildren, Braydon and Ariela; two brothers, Robert Sanders of Fairhaven and Thomas Sanders of Acushnet; a sister, Roberta Hayward of Fairhaven and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Manchester was the sister of the late William and James Sanders.
In accordance with her wishes she was cremated and arrangements were by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
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