82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
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Diane McManus

Diane McManus

Saturday, October 8th, 1949 - Saturday, March 13th, 2021
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Naugatuck, CT Diane McManus, age 71, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2021 in her home in Naugatuck. She was born on October 8, 1949 in Flushing, New York daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Daniel, Jr.

Diane grew up in Hicksville, NY graduating from Hicksville High School in 1967. She attended Naugatuck Valley Community College graduating in 2000 with an Associates Degree in Computer Applications with a concentration in Accounting. She worked in the Waterbury Public School System for over 20 years, having recently retired in 2020 as the Senior Administrative Assistant at Wallace Middle School.

Diane was an avid gardener, animal lover, and a talented seamstress. Diane enjoyed spending time crafting, at the beach and taking long drives in her BMW. For those who knew Diane, know what she enjoyed most was time spent with her loved ones, especially her children and granddaughters. Diane was a beloved mother and grandmother and particularly enjoyed spoiling her grandkids.

Diane is survived by her children; John McManus IV and his wife Diana, Michael McManus and his wife Kristin, Daniel McManus, and Lisa McManus, grandchildren Emma and Avery McManus, Bryan and Thomas Workiewicz, sister Margaret Kay and her husband Peter of NC, and furry friends Bella and Max.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00am at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Please meet directly at church. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Waterbury. Walk-through calling hours are Wednesday from 6-8pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Everyone attending Diane’s services is required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Vincent Ferrer Church
    1006 New Haven Road
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Binny Issac
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 18th, 2021 |
    Thursday, March 18th, 2021
    All Saints Cemetery-Waterbury
    203 Spring Lake Road
    Waterbury, Connecticut 06706
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Gary Huckins

Posted at 10:49am
Extending deep sympathy to you and your family with Diane’s passing.At this difficult time, may you find comfort in knowing that others share in your sorrow.I was fortunate to work with Diane many years at Wallace Middle School.Diane was an outstanding person and a true professional.She made everybody's job easier and brought smiles to staff and students. Always a cheerful greeting in the morning to start your day.I will always remember her kindness and loyalty .

Gary Huckins

Ginger Kelly

Posted at 04:39pm
Diane, we shall miss you so much! You have been such a wonderful, loving and kind cousin and I pray we meet again in heaven with our Merciful and Loving Lord. Our warmest sympathy to the family. Love, Ginger (Bayles) Kelly and Ken Kelly

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Posted at 04:22pm
With deepest sympathy and love, From Toni Miller, Ami O'Toole and Susan Smyth -the Wallace Crew
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Jimmy rourke

Posted at 02:31pm
I'm sorry for your loss, Diane was a very nice woman, and will be remembered by many.
Rest in peace Diane

Love, Ginger and Ken Kelly

Posted at 02:16pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Diane has always been a very special cousin. We shall miss her until we meet again, Lord wiling.
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