Lawrence E. Mannisto

September 08, 1923
- June 20, 2004

MILFORD - Lawrence E. Mannisto, husband of Charlotte (Hastey) Mannisto, died June 20, 2004, at his Milford residence. He was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Orneville, the son of Adam and Venla (Viinikka) Mannisto. He attended elementary school at Boyd Lake and graduated from Milo High School in 1941. He served during World War II, as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in Nov. 1945. He then graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Aug. 1947, and from Coyne Electrical and Radio School in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 1950. He was employed at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y. for five years before returning to Maine. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Charlotte (Hastey) Mannisto of Milford; two sons, Gregory Mannisto and his wife, Linda, of Lamoine, Glenn Mannisto of Milford; four grandchildren, Joseph Mannisto of Augusta, Andrew Mannisto of Milford, Nikki Hibbs of Chesapeake, Va., Erica Mason of Hancock; one great-granddaughter, Brianne Mannisto of Augusta; his twin brother, Heikki Mannisto of Boyd Lake; two sisters, Aune Hinton of Bowerbank, Hilda Burrow of Sebec. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Karl and Reino Mannisto.

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