Audrey E. McManus

Audrey E. McManus
1923 -- 2013

DRACUT -- Audrey E. (Holmes) McManus, 89, a longtime Dracut resident, died Sunday, February 24, 2013, after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of the late Leo C. McManus.

Born in Lowell on July 23, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Albert V. and Violet H. (Betts) Holmes.

Audrey was employed by Lowell Lingerie early in her career, and then went on to work in the Tax Department at the former Wang Laboratories in Lowell.

Survivors include a son, James L. McManus and his wife, Gloria of Pelham, NH; three daughters, Fran Visbeck and her husband, David of Moultonborough, NH, Joanne Laurent and her husband, Emile of Dracut, Cathy Ribeck and her fiancé, Bill Dubois of Lowell; a sister-in-law, Leona Comeau of Lynn; 13 grandchildren, Karen, Kelly, Kimberly, Kristin, Tricia, Michael, Kyle, Brenda, Johna, Victor, Erin, Luke and Michelle; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Michael McManus and sister of the late Gloria Rowe.

McMANUS -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell from 4 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 11 AM in Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut. Interment will follow in West Parish Garden Cemetery, 129 Reservation Rd., Andover. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to: , 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

For directions or condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth Street Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 458-6183

Published in Lowell Sun on Feb. 25, 2013