Karen A. McManus

  • Born: May 31, 1963
  • Died: January 21, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Karen by adding your memories.

Karen A. McManus passed away suddenly on January 21, 2020, at the age of 56. Karen was a 1981 graduate of Melrose High School and attended Bunker Hill Community College. Most of her working career was as a Central Office Technician for the New England Telephone Company until she retired.

Karen loved to read, do crossword puzzles, and was an avid movie buff. Karen had a great sense of humor and was easy to talk to. She was beautiful, intelligent and had a heart of gold. Karen was kind to all animals and loved all types of music. She had a collection of pigs in all shapes and sizes. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Karen was the beloved daughter of the late Edward & Elizabeth (Sousa) McManus. Loving sister of Debra L. McManus of Barnstable, Donna M. Saunders of North Reading, Edward J. McManus & his wife Judy of Squantum, Paul T. McManus, Glen F. McManus, Shaun R. McManus and Stacey L. McManus-McGuire all of Melrose. Cherished aunt of Ashley Daley & her husband Michael, Wesley Saunders, Edward McManus, Eric McManus, James McManus, Zachary McGuire & Jake McManus. Great aunt of Brooklyn, Jack & Connor, had many cousins and close friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 4:00-7:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose on Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Karen's name to the M.S.P.C.A., 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or @ www.mspca.org.