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“Bruce, We send you our love and deepest sympathies with the loss of your mother. Tom, Ramona, Rachel, and Travis ”
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Genevieve Denise Manchon (Maris) of Stuart, Florida died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Stuart Nursing & Restorative Care Center in Stuart, Florida. She was born June 18, 1916 in Paris, France and was 95 years of age at the time of her death.

Genevieve moved from France to the U.S. after WWII and married Howard Edmond Manchon in 1947. She was retired, having been the owner of Sound Realty in Darien, Connecticut. She along with Howard moved to Stuart in 1977.

Genevieve was raised in Paris, and worked as a model, including on the Cote d'Azur, France, where she modeled the first bikini. She was a champion long distance swimmer. She was a member of YMCA Encore Club, belonged to the Martin County Orchid Society, and loved to play bridge.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Howard Edmond Manchon.

She is survived by a son, Bruce Manchon of Houston, TX; daughter, Michele Acquino of Port St. Lucie; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Molly's House, 430 Southeast Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994 or

Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11 AM in the Forest Hills Young and Prill Chapel in Stuart. Inurnment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, where she will be placed next to her beloved mother, Germaine Colonna.

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