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John J McManus

October 07, 1930 - August 23, 2021

John J McManus

October 07, 1930 - August 23, 2021


Obituary For John J McManus

John J. Mc Manus, 90, of West Peabody, died peacefully on Monday August 23, 2021, at the Mass General Hospital, Boston. He was the devoted husband of the late Barbara (Sirois) Mc Manus.
John was born in Lynn, MA on October 7, 1930, the son of the late Jerome and Helen (Amirault) Mc Manus and was raised and educated there before getting his master’s degree in Engineering at Northeastern University.

John entered the US Air Force in in 1951 serving four years in the Korean War prior to his discharge in 1955. He then was an engineer in the semi-conductor field working at Alpha Industries in Woburn for over 25 years prior to his retirement.

John liked watching the Boston Sports: the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and enjoyed playing golf on the north shore golf courses. After retirement, he became a volunteer for the North Shore Elder Service and the Danvers Senior Center. He also volunteered at the West Peabody Library doing tax preparation for senior citizens.
He is survived by a son, Robert J McManus of Danville, NH, a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Floyd Rayford of Gainesville, FL, his cherished grandchildren, Erica Van Buskirk, Andrea McManus, Christopher Holland, Cristina Simmons and 4 great grandchildren Ari Holland, Clark VanBuskirk, Ethan Simmons and Quinn Simmons and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ruth McManus and Doris Walsh.

A visitation and service will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, from 10:00 until 11:00 at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. Peabody facility with Services there at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com

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  • John was a kind and caring Husband, Father and for many years prior to our sisters untimely passing, a fine Brother-in-Law. We send our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time. With Love... Wil Sirois and Carol Sirois Rueter

  • I did AARP tax preparation under John's lead at the Danvers Senior Center for many years. When he assumed the position of Tax-Aide District Director for Essex County, responsible for about 30 tax-preparation sites, I led 3 of those sites. He was a knowledgeable leader and 'tax-man', respected by his tax volunteers and especially his clients, who invariably wanted John to do their tax return. He quietly put in more volunteer hours than anyone, always with a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure working with him. I will miss him.

  • John was a fine man. I knew him through the AARP TaxAide program. He was kind, dedicated, and easy going... just what we all needed. He'll be remembered and missed.

  • I knew John over a period of about ten years through the tax program for which he volunteered. He was such a "gentle" man, dedicated to helping taxpayers, wonderful to work with and highly motivated to do his job well. It was a pleasure to know him. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Mary Anne Doyle

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