EDWARD J. “Ed” McMANUS

May 7, 2024

EDWARD J. “Ed” McMANUS
U.S. Veteran

US Army

WWII

Edward J. “Ed” “Sonny” “Beansie” McManus – Ret. Capt. Woburn Fire Department, died peacefully, May 7th at the age of ninety-four. Beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (McGowan) McManus. Devoted father of Edward F. McManus, his wife Veronica, Gerard P. McManus and his wife Charlene, Karen A. Olson and her husband Michael all of Woburn and the late James M. McManus. Dear brother of the late William McManus and Dorothy M. “Dottie” Galante, and brother-in-law of Jacquie McManus of Woburn and the late Ollie Galante. Loving grandfather of Kaleigh, Colleen, Gerard, Ryan, Shawn, Bridgette, and Shaelyn, and treasured great grandfather of Lucy, Madelyn, Emily, Bentley, Novalie, Nicholas, Vivielle, Daniel, Mikey, Scarlette and Anthony. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, TUESDAY, MAY 14th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Edward J. “Ed” “Sonny” “Beansie” McManus – Ret. Captain of the Woburn Fire Department, died peacefully, May 7th at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of 58 years to the late Barbara A. (McGowan) McManus.

Born in Woburn, Ed was a son of the late Edward H. and Mabel (Gordon) McManus. Raised in the North Woburn section of the city, Ed went through the Woburn Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School, class of 1948. After high school, Ed enlisted in the US Army, serving during WWII, as a skilled marksman, until being honorably discharged.

In 1955, Ed started a 30 year career as a firefighter for the Woburn Fire Department, retiring as Captain in 1985. He loved being a Firefighter and serving his community. After retiring from the Fire Department, Ed owned and operated Woburn Transmission until 1991. 

Ed’s greatest source of joy and pride were his family.  He enjoyed spending summers in New Hampshire, the Cape and more recently in Maine. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed fixing old cars and was a longtime communicant of St. Anthony Church. 

Ed will be deeply missed and never forgotten by the ones he loved most. Devoted father of Edward F. McManus, his wife Veronica, Gerard P. McManus, his wife Charlene, Karen A. Olson, her husband Michael all of Woburn and the late James M. McManus. Dear brother of the late William McManus and Dorothy M. “Dottie” Galante, and brother-in-law of Jacquie McManus of Woburn and the late Ollie Galante. Loving grandfather of Kaleigh, Colleen, Gerard, Ryan, Shawn, Bridgette, and Shaelyn, and treasured great grandfather of Lucy, Madelyn, Emily, Bentley, Novalie, Nicholas, Vivielle, Daniel, Mikey, Scarlette and Anthony. 

 A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, TUESDAY, MAY 14th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Burial to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, TUESDAY, MAY 14th, from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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  1. Philip Boudreau

    My sincere condolences to Ed’s family he use to work on my cars years ago. My wife was related to Sticks Quigley

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