Edith "Edie" S. Mann, 99


Edith "Edie" S. Mann, 99, died unexpectedly May 5, 2024, at her residence in Somesville, alongside her dog and companion, Odie. She was born April 16, 1925, in Hilo, Territory of Hawaii, daughter of Hitsuji and Suma (Tsuda) Kawasaki.
Edie graduated from Hilo High School, class of 1944. She received her nursing degree from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Kankakee, Illinois in 1948. Shortly thereafter, she married Roger L. Mann. They had one daughter, Barbara A. (Mann) Eysie.
The family moved to Franklin, MA, where Edie was employed with the Norwood Hospital. She retired at the hospital after 36 years of service, most of those years as a nurse supervisor. Edie continued to be friends with many associates until the end. This time of her life was so special, she reminisced often with stories.
After vacationing in Maine for several years with her husband, Roger, in 1988 they decided to live their remaining days on Mount Desert Island. After 54 years of marriage, Roger passed away in 2002.
Gardening was Edie's second love. She was a gardener for others, up until three years ago. Her nursing skills showed even in her gardening, saving the old and troubled plants.
Edie is survived by her dear sister, Tsukiko "Ruth" Komoto; special niece, Carrie (Duane) Hedlind; several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Rodney and Debbie Miller and Family; Dr. Rodney and Ardis Ono and Family; Marie Blanchard; and Judith Burger­ Gossart.
Edie is also predeceased by her loving daughter, Barbara A. Eysie; grandson, Michael L. Bennett; son- in-law, Michael Eysie; brother, Tamie Kawasaki; and brother-in-law, Shoroku "Dan" Komoto.
Edie had a way of coming into your life, and then becoming part of your life. We will be having a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 28, 2024, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Suminsby Park on Somes Sound. Guests may arrive at their leisure, dress is casual.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

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