Nancy McManus

Nancy McManus (Hoey)

Wednesday, November 20th, 1940 - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Nancy (nee Hoey) McManus, 78, of Spring Lake Heights passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 ay her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Orange, she had resided in Spring Lake, before moving to Spring Lake Heights over 50 years ago.
Following her undergraduate studies at Monmouth College, she completed her Master’s degree at Georgian Court College. Nancy had a 30 year career in education, serving as a Remedial Reading Specialist at the Spring Lake Heights Elementary school and then at St. James School, Red Bank. She had served as a volunteer for Reading Buddies, Asbury Park, and had been an ESL Tutor in Belmar.
Nancy was very civic minded; serving as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels; at the VNA Thrift Store, Manasquan, she had volunteered at the Turkey Trot in Manasquan for over 20 years.
She was very active in the lives of her children as well, coaching soccer and softball and served as the PTA President in Spring Lake Heights. Nancy was a member of the Atlantic Club, playing tennis and swimming. She was a member along with some friends of a local investment club and a devout member of St. Catharine’s / St. Margaret’s parish, Spring Lake.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband William F. McManus in 1990, her parents Henry F. and Margaret (nee Farrell) Hoey, and her nephew Kevin Hoey.
Surviving are her devoted children and their spouses William F. and Jean McManus of Manasquan, Dennis S. and Lori McManus of Flemington, Tracy McGovern of Harrisburg, Pa. and Tara and Eric Dietz of Byram, her brother Henry F. Hoey and wife Patti of Manasquan, her 9 grandchildren Brett, Courtney, Matthew, William, Thomas, Daniel, Margaret, Erin, and William. Her in laws, Warren and Collette McManus of Middletown, Ed and Maryanne McManus of Brick, and Kathy and Joseph Gordon of Palos Verdes, Ca. and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Catharine’s Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762. Interment will be in the McManus plot in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Reading Buddies, 191 Bath Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
    SPRING LAKE, NJ 07762
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Pat Farinacci Fisher

Posted at 03:12pm
Nancy and I have been 'forever friends', almost 70 years, since we formed a bond as sort of 'displaced persons' arriving in Spring Lake and St.Margaret's School (basement) in 4th grade. She was as much a part of my family and my 'life story' as anyone ---as she would say, "I even knew your Grandmother.!" (As I, too, having gone in and out of the house on 2nd Ave. for years growing up, knew hers!)
We went through the ups and downs of grade school and then high school at Star of the Sea Academy, Long Branch (oh, the stories we would tell!) and, though marriage and children stretched us apart, our parents were friends and, somehow or other, this "first friend" bond lasted throughout our lives. Let's face it, who else remembered roller skating around the lake, ice skating on the lake, walking through town from St. Catharine's (we were the 2nd graduating class, I think!), stopping at Jerry's Luncheonette for a cherry coke and eating the whole bucket of pickles put on the table for serious customers, riding the train to SSA, Jules Luncheonette across from the Long Branch RR Station, the motley crew we were in our horrible uniforms with our knee high nylons (because the rule was that we had to wear stockings!).....
With my sister gone for almost 5 years now, and the rest of our 'oldies' gang who still got together gone, (Jennie Lee and Pat), I will miss Nancy even more. There are some clippings I have from the Coast Star to share with her when we next got together at MeeMaw's!
I'm sure your memories of happy, fun (maybe a little crazy!), times with your Sister, Mom and Grandma will sustain you through this tough time. My heart goes out to all of you.
Pat Farinacci Fisher

Millie Walsh

Posted at 09:57am
To the McManus/J
Hoey sorry to hear about your loss of Nancy....hope all your memories help you at this time. Millie & Don Walsh

Mary Lepore

Posted at 04:28pm
My heart and prayers are with you!
I was fortunate to have worked with Nancy at SJS.Nancy was a generous,fun and encouraging teacher.i will miss her spirt,sense of humor, and kindness.
Mary Lepore

Rob Serafin and Clara Alonso

Posted at 01:33pm
We are thinking of you.
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Molly (Butler) Hart and Mike Griffin

Posted at 10:27am
So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the McManus cousins.
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