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MANN, Eleanor Frances (Ryan) Of Lexington, formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2019, after a long illness. Eleanor loved shopping, knitting, cats, puzzles, and doing genealogical research. Her early passion for science and mathematics led to a degree in physics from Northeastern University, and a career that started at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. She received her MBA in 1983, and then worked as a manager at several technology companies. She retired as manager of critical situations at IBM.

Beloved wife of Edward K. Mann. Loving mother of Michael E. Mann and his wife Maria of North Reading, Kristen E. Reed and her husband Lance of Lexington, and the late Steven R. Mann. Eleanor is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Cooper and Brodie Mann, and Abigail and Brendan Reed, and by a cousin, Irene Coxall of Mendon.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 14, at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd. LEXINGTON, at 11:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation, prior to the service, from 10:30am to 11:30am. Donations in her memory may be made to the Boston University Aphasia Resource Center, http://www.bu.edu/ aphasiacenter/how-you-can-help/. Interment at Westview Cemetery, Lexington.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 11, 2019
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