Francis “Larry” Manell, 75, passed away in his home after a long and hard fought battle with cancer on Friday, October 2nd. Francis was born on July 20, 1940, and grew up in Whitehall, NY. Throughout his life, Francis was a true outdoors-man, most content fishing and hunting with family and friends. Francis was very proud of his service in the navy, where he was stationed upon the USS Independence, and his many years of employment as an Engineer for NJ Bell, now Verizon. Francis is survived by his devoted wife Marie and her family; his loving children, daughter Jill McGuire and her husband Elliot of Emerson, NJ, son Larry Manell and his wife Natty of Ridgefield, NJ; six grandchildren, who thought the world of their “larger than life” grandfather, Alexander, Christian, Michael, Aidan, Keira, and Tyler; and many other family and friends.