March 10, 2018

Carol H. Mann

Carol Hobson Mann of Quincy passed away on March 10 at the Cardigan Nursing Home after an extended illness.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Professor Edward F. Mann, now of Weymouth; her son David E. Mann and his wife Ruthanne of Weymouth; her daughter Laurie Mann-Strenge of Marshfield and her husband David of Marshfield; grand-children Margaret, Isaac, Garrit, Annelore, and Katharina; her brother Ted Hobson and his wife Sherry, of Maders Cove, Nova Scotia and sister Melodie Henry and her husband David, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Carol graduated from Queen Elizabeth High school in Halifax, NS and attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA where she studied literature. At ENC, she met and in 1961, married her husband, Edward. Carol always found a way to live a life of service to others as her husband’s work as a college professor took them to Rochester, NY, Pittsburg, PA, Olathe, KS, Mt.Vernon, OH and Quincy, MA. A church youth group leader, a volunteer with her husband in Romanian orphanages, a host for international students; she was a listening ear to countless students. In the 1990’s, Carol managed the Squantum Afterschool Program for the Quincy City School system. Carol’s life was defined by her advocacy for children and her passion for nature, music, literature and family. A permanent resident of the United States, she was loyal always to her Canadian heritage; maple leaves, the sound of bagpipes, Nova Scotia tartans and the Wesleyan tabernacle on the St. John River at Beulah Campground.

A memorial service to celebrate Carol’s life will be Saturday, April 28 at 2 PM at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, 37 E Elm Ave, Quincy, MA 02170. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Campground in New Brunswick. Checks should be made payable to Atlantic District Camping in care of Karrilee Landers Bremner, Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, 1830 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1G 1A9, (506) 383-8326.