Obituary of William J. McManus
On Friday March 1, 2019 William McManus, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at the age of 86.
William was born in the Bronx to Eugene and Anna (nee Simon) McManus on March 23, 1932. William was raised with 5 siblings at 1529 White Plains Road in the Bronx. William received his education at James Monroe High School. He served during the Korean War as a member of the US Army Signal Corps from November 1952 until his Honorable discharge in 1954. Following in his fathers’ footsteps William Joined the NYC Police Department in December of 1961, serving for over 20 years until his retirement in 1982. William married Barbara McManus (nee Sullivan) his wife of 58 years on May 13th, 1961 at the Church of St. Brendan. They raised a family of 4 children together.
William was admired by all who knew him. He was sports enthusiast rooting for the NY Giants and his beloved NY Mets. He like to collect all sorts of different things and was known to enjoy a scratch off lottery ticket or two. He adored his grandchildren and holds a special place in their hearts.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, his children Denis, Eileen, Brian, Kevin and his wife Johnelle McManus; his grandchildren Lauren, Andrew, Liam, Jack and Declan; his brother Thomas and his wife Marilyn McManus, his brother Vincent; sister in law Denise Sullivan, Brother in Law Richard Sullivan and his wife Mary Ellen Sullivan and numerous nieces and nephews.
William was predeceased by his parents Eugene and Anna, his brothers Eugene and Francis, his beloved little sister Miriam and his dearly loved in-laws Denis and Catherine Sullivan.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 5th from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Hodder Farrenga Funeral Home at 899 McLean Avenue Yonkers, NY. Funeral Mass will be 10:45 am on Wednesday March 6th at St. Barnabas Church 409 East 241st Street Bronx, NY. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery located at 10 West Stevens Avenue in Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Williams honor to the NYC Police Benevolent Associations Widows and Children’s Fund (www.NYCPBA.org) or Calvary Hospital in the Bronx (www.calvaryhospital.org).
The McManus Family would to offer a special thanks to the nurses, doctors and staffs of both White Plains Hospital and Calvary Hospital that treated William with kindness, compassion and dignity during these past few weeks.