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Bridia Maner, 79, Bridgeport Resident

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridia Maner, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Aug. 12. She was 79.

She was born Sept. 24, 1935, to the late Jessie Dewitt and Laura Vereen in Conway, S.C. She was formerly employed as a private housekeeper for several families. She was a former member of Trinity Holiness UFW Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

She was predeceased by her parents her husband, John Maner, and five children.

She is survived by her children, Michael Wilson, Scott Maner, Denise Maner and Phyllis Wilson, all of Bridgeport, and Alice DeWitt of Pennsylvania; 22 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport, with Dr. Shirley Vereen, officiating. Interment will take place at Park Cemetery, 620 Lindley St., Bridgeport, following the service.

Friends are invited to the viewing from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.

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