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Mannings Funerals was established in 1940 by Alan Manning an ex petty officer on the Wangpoo supply ship in the Second World War. After the war, Alan worked with his father, Bert Manning, making coffins in his father’s factory in Grosvenor St, Prahran. After a couple of years, Alan saw there was a need for a funeral company to serve the ex-service soldiers. He built a funeral home at 374 Burke Road Glen Iris which cared for TPI soldiers, friendless soldiers, RSL members, The Rats of Tobruk and the 39s.
Mannings Funerals is today managed by Brian McMannis and now has offices in Frankston & Cranbourne. We continue the tradition of looking after ex-service personnel and their families in particular, with relationships with RSL sub-branches and various Vietnam veterans associations.
In our 79 years, Mannings has witnessed & embraced the changes & opportunities that multi-culturalism has brought to Melbourne & is experienced in caring for families from many backgrounds.