Susan F. (Murphy) McManus

December 20, 2018

Susan F. (Murphy) McManus

Susan F. (Murphy) McManus – of Woburn, December 20th. Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. McManus, Sr. Devoted mother of Rebecca A. McManus of LA, Melissa J. Manganis of Woburn, and the late Ronald J. McManus, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Evan M. and Ronald N. Manganis. Loving sister of Elaine M. Olenchak, her husband Stephen of FL, William H. Murphy, his wife Sandra, Claire M. Sanborn, her husband Mark, Paul A. Murphy, all of Woburn and the late Cynthia A. Murphy. Dear sister-in-law of Patricia A. Paige, her husband Ronald of Woburn, Susan M. Kornfeld, her husband Lewis of TX and the late Christine Behm and her late husband Ed. Life-long friend of Connie Butlar and Linda Pauley. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 27th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Susan, to the Arthritis Foundation of MA, 29 Crafts St., Ste. 450, Newton, MA 02458. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Susan F. (Murphy) McManus – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died, Thursday, December 20th, at Winchester Hospital with her family by her side, at sixty-five years of age. She was the loving wife of the late Ronald J. McManus Sr., until his passing in 2014.

Born in Woburn, Susan was one of six children to the late Marion E. (Cavanaugh) and  William H. Murphy Jr. She was educated in Woburn and a graduate of St. Charles High School. Upon graduation, Susan attended Emmanuel College in Boston.

For many years, Susan worked at St. Charles School. First, as an aide and then later, as a kindergarten and music teacher. She had a passion for music. She played the guitar with her 2 close friends, Linda Pauley and Sr. Marie Catherine Pero, as well as sang, as part of the trio, every Sunday, at St. Charles, for years.

Her love and patience for children showed through her work. More recently, Susan worked in administration for Winchester Hospital. She was also the baby photographer there for many years.

Susan also worked closely with her husband Ron, as they started their own business in the early 90’s, “Ron McManus Martial Arts Academy,” right here in Woburn. Susan and Ron had a close love for one another that not many could often find. They could finish each other’s sentences and loved each other, and their children, unconditionally.

Susan’s greatest accomplishment was her family. They brought so much joy to her life and was her greatest achievement. When her children were small, she involved them in many activities and brought them to dance classes, skating and karate. She was also a girl scout leader and was very involved in their extracurricular activities – which carried over to becoming her grand babies biggest fans! Whether it was watching them play baseball, or more recently, listening to Evan play the guitar, or watching videos of Ronny’s horseback riding.

The holidays were her favorite time of year and she always tried to make it special for her family. She would cook and bake with her grandsons and be the host of her family.  She enjoyed crocheting and making clothes for her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed taking long drives with her husband all around New England.

Susan was a selfless and generous person who was always ready and willing to help others. She was supportive of everyone she loved and had a huge heart! She enjoyed learning new things, and more recently, found a fondness for technology and enjoyed solving puzzles on her cellphone!

Susan was the devoted mother of Rebecca A. McManus of LA, Melissa J. Manganis of Woburn, and the late Ronald J. McManus, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Evan M. and Ronald N. Manganis. Loving sister of Elaine M. Olenchak, her husband Stephen of FL, William H. Murphy, his wife Sandra, Claire M. Sanborn, her husband Mark, Paul A. Murphy, all of Woburn and the late Cynthia A. Murphy. Dear sister-in-law of  Patricia A. Paige and her husband Ronald of Woburn, Susan M. Kornfeld and her husband Lewis of TX and the late Christine Behm and her late husband Ed. Life-long friend of Connie Butlar and Linda Pauley.  Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and her dog, Ross.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 27th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Susan, to the Arthritis Foundation of MA, 29 Crafts St., Ste. 450, Newton, MA 02458. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, December 27th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Susan, to the Arthritis Foundation of MA, 29 Crafts St., Ste. 450, Newton, MA 02458. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Susan was a very loving, kindhearted and very caring person. I worked with her at woburn medical. Our sincerest sympathies to the family. Leslie & Sal Spatola Connecticut

  2. Cathy Weaver Alessandri

    So sorry for your loss. Susan and I worked together at Winchester Hospital and she will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ellen (Coakley) Szetela

    McManus and Murphy families so sorry for your loss. Susan, Ron and I go way back to the years at Choate kitchen where they met. They are together now may they Rest In Peace together.

  4. So sorry to hear about Susan! We worked together at the Choate Hospital way back in the late 60’s early 70’s!
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with her family!💖

  5. Myron and Peggy Masotta

    I am very sorry for your lost. My wife and I both grew up with Rebecca and Melissa. Mrs. McManus was always good to us. Rest in peace. Myron and Peggy Masotta

  6. Melinda & Philip Buffum

    Becca I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just say something. Love you

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