Dolores Valeria Manns

Dolores Valeria Manns, 91, formerly of Vienna, Virginia, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2020, at Spring Arbor in Leesburg, Virginia. She was born on November 24, 1928, in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Jeanette Jablonski Kopera and Frank Kopera.

Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Charles Manns Jr.; her two sons, Charles Manns III (Elizabeth), and Mark Manns; her granddaughters, Sarah Mullikin (Forrest), Mary-Beth Fulkerson (Jeremy), and Lauren Clegg (Brendan); and great-grandchildren, Jack, F.T., Claire, Maxwell, Samuel, Sienna, and Parker; and her niece, Laurie Gruka.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Lucille Kopera.

Dolores and Chuck met in high school and were married in Buffalo, New York, on August 19, 1950. They lived in Rochester, New York, and Fairfield, Connecticut, before moving to Vienna, Virginia, where they lived for 47 years. Dolores worked for the National Wildlife Federation for many years before her retirement.

Dolores was the matriarch of the family who had a loving and gracious heart. She will be remembered through the family traditions she passed on and for her vibrant, fun personality. She loved spending time with her family and friends who will all miss her dearly.

Due to the present circumstances, funeral services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dolores’ name to the National Wildlife Federation (

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When they moved in, the Manns were at my grandparents' table at Spring Arbor. When I visited a few times a week, we had meals together and talked about anything I needed or wanted to. Mrs. Mann and I quickly became close. It became my job to give Chuck his “two blues and a yellow” aka two creams and a Splenda for with his coffee when I was there. I often say I have many grandparents at Spring Arbor and Mrs. Mann was definitely one of them.

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