LEWISTON — Lyndon “Red” B. Manson, 75, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully in a room filled with love, surrounded by his beloved daughters Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Central Maine Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Brunswick, the son of Harold Manson and Dorothy Harmon. Red worked in construction for 10 years in Jay, and at Maine Yankee in Wiscasset. He worked for 23 years at Bath Iron Works as a materials planner in the tin shop. He retired in 2000.
Red was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He enjoyed playing pool, having won many trophies, and betting at horse races. He loved spending time with his daughters and going to breakfast with them. Red worked hard his whole life, and fought a long, hard battle medically. He is now resting in peace and is no longer suffering. Red will be remembered for his amazing sense of humor and his incredible smile.
He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Harmon; his father, Harold Manson; his stepfather, Bill Mcguire; his brother, David Manson; his brother-in-law, Joseph Gray; and his sister-in-law, Joyce Manson.He is survived by his companion of more than 20 years, Claire Gagnon, of Lewiston; his brother, Gary Manson, of Boothbay Harbor; his stepbrother, Harold H. Manson, of Topsham; and his two stepsisters Barbara Gray of Lisbon and Rosalie Macqusick of Massachusetts; his four daughters: Donna Duval and her husband, Don, of Florida; Karen Letourneau and her husband, Peter, of Wales; Melanie Therrien and her husband, Glenn, of Lewiston; and Tiffany Manson of Lewiston; three grandsons: Matthew Saucier of Lewiston, Ryan Manson and his wife, Raelynn, of Turner; and Jeffrey Manson and his wife, Stephanie, of Lewiston; as well as one granddaughter, Jessica Keneborous, of Auburn; and one step-grandson, Dylon Therrien, and his fiancee, Kristina Cote, of Lewiston; his five great-grandchildren: Mariah Johnson, Emma Manson, River Manson, Olivia Manson and Adam Manson, with one on the way; and his step-great-granddaughter, Madilyn Moreau.
Red and his family would like to send their sincerest gratitude to the doctors who helped him live a longer life, Dr. William Lee and Dr. Neal Duval.
You will be dearly missed. Fly high daddy, your little Rose, until we meet again.
A memorial service and reception will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Auburn on Spring Street beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to www.copdfoundation.org.