Stephen T. ‘Skippy’ McManus

August 7, 2015

Stephen T. ‘Skippy’ McManus
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean War Veteran

STEPHEN T. “SKIPPY” McMANUS – of Woburn, Friday, August 7th. Beloved husband of Ann M. (Carr) McManus. Devoted father of Terry M. McManus and his wife Rita of Merrimack, NH, Michelle M. McManus and her late husband Joseph Dove, Brian P. McManus, Detective, Woburn PD and his wife Jennifer, all of Woburn, and the late Stephen M. McManus and Kathleen M. McManus. Dear brother of Philip McManus and his wife Bonnie, Elizabeth Carpenter and her late husband Donald, Joseph McManus and his late wife Patricia, all of Woburn, Jane Marciano and her husband Anthony of FL, Ellen Hennelly and her late husband John of Winchester, Judy Limonciello and her husband Joseph, Paula Doherty and her late husband James “Jimmy-Joe”, all of Woburn, James McManus and his wife Jan of Melrose, and the late John McManus, Margaret Donaghey and her husband Stephen, and Alice MacLeod and her husband Norman. Brother-in-law of Dotty McManus of Billerica. Cherished grandfather of Kelly, Casey, Kaitlyn, and Derek J. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 11th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Skippy’s memory to St. Michael’s Chapel, c/o Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

OBITUARY:

Stephen T. “Skippy” McManus, a long time Woburn resident, passed away peacefully at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on Friday, August 7, 2015. He was eighty two years of age. He was the beloved husband of Ann M. (Carr) McManus to whom he was married fifty six years.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Philip J. and Elizabeth (Coleman) McManus. He was a graduate of Keith Academy in Lowell with the class of 1950. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably in the Korean War aboard the USS Randall. At the age of forty seven, after much hard work and commitment, he received his degree from Suffolk University. Skippy worked for twenty years as a component engineer at Raytheon in Sudbury.

Upon returning home from the Navy, Skippy met a wonderful young lady at a gathering in Chelmsford. They were truly meant to be, and were married on July 5, 1959 in St. Patrick’s Church in Stoneham. They brought five wonderful children into the world and settled in Woburn where they spent the next fifty six years together watching their family grow. In the 1970s and 1980s, they took many family camping trips to Salisbury and Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire. For over twenty five years Skippy played softball at Raytheon, where he excelled and was often referred to as “Steve the knuckler McManus!”

After his retirement, family remained at the center of Skippy’s life. More than anything, he enjoyed time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and other family members. His granddaughter Kelly would always set his alarm for him to bring her to and from school. Skippy could always be relied upon. He will be remembered for his warm, kind nature, who enjoyed life and more importantly his family.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McManus was sadly predeceased by his son, Stephen M. McManus; his daughter, Kathleen M. McManus; his brother, John McManus; his sisters, Margaret Doherty and her husband Stephen, Alice Macleod and her husband Norman; his son-in-law, Joseph Dove; his sister-in-law, Patricia McManus; and his brothers-in-law, Donald Carpenter, John Hennelly, and James “Jimmy-Joe” Doherty.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Ann M. (Carr) McManus; his children, Terry M. McManus and his wife Rita of NH, Michelle M. McManus, Brian P. McManus, Detective, Woburn PD and his wife Jennifer McManus, all of Woburn; his siblings, Philip McManus and his wife Bonnie, Elizabeth Carpenter, Joseph McManus, all of Woburn, Jane Marciano and her husband Anthony of FL, Ellen Hennelly of Winchester, Judy Limonciello and her husband Joseph, Paula Doherty, all of Woburn, James McManus and his wife Jan of Melrose; his sister-in-law, Dotty McManus of Billerica; and his grandchildren, Kelly, Casey, Kaitlyn, and Derek J.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 11th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Skippy’s memory to St. Michael’s Chapel, c/o Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

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  1. Dear McManus family, I had the honor and privelge to become aquainted with your Stephen at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. I attend the 10 AM Mass at Saint Michaels and was honored to assist some of the veterans before and after Mass. Your dad/father/grandfather and I would have brief and sometimes a bit longer conversations ranging from current events to just about anything, but mostly sports. Stephen was always up on current standing and goings on around our Boston sports teams. I belive the connectin I felt with Stephen aside from my utmost respect for his service to our country was when he asked me where I went to HS and when I told him Malden Catholic he beamed and proceeded to tell me that he had Brother Gilbert as a teacher when a child, of course the football stadium at MC is named after Brother Gilbert. I noticed the word KIND in Stephens obit and could not thing of a better word to describe the look I saw in his eyes, he was truly a kind soul.
    My sincere condolences.

  2. Dear Ann Marie & Family,
    My prayers are with you & Steve. I worked with Steve years ago at Sylvania and Raytheon. I was blessed to have met you and reconnect with Steve in recent years.

    Bill McMakin

  3. Dear Annie, Was sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I know you will miss him but you have the support of your family. God bless you and I will keep you in my prayers. Your old friend and classmate, Love, Shirley

  4. Jim,
    So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Kay and I live in Sarasota Florida. The only time I get to see what’s is going on is the newspaper. Again sorry about your brother I will light a candle in his memory.

    Bill and Kay Bolster

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