Marie R. Manna
AGE: 58 • Rush, NY
Marie R. (Necci) Manna, 58, of Rush, NY., died gracefully Thursday, March 06, 2014 at St. John's Comfort Care Hospice in Rochester, NY. Born and raised in Brooklyn she moved to Rush, NY 23 years ago.
Marie received her Bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1975 and continued on to receive her Master's Degree in Education in 1979 specializing in Reading. After graduating, Marie accepted a teaching position with St. Michael's in Brooklyn where she was an active member with the Board of Education and was an original member of the "Head Start" program. Upon moving to Rush, NY Marie continued teaching working with the Henrietta School district for over 20 years.
Her latest position was with Winslow Elementary School. Marie carried her passion for education to Henrietta where she was very involved with the Henrietta educators. She became a Union Representative for the district. Most important to Marie was her love and devotion of her family. In her leisure Marie was an avid gardener and passionate bird watcher. She also enjoyed social gatherings with her co-workers over book discussions.
Marie is survived by her loving husband Stephen of 26 years; her devoted brothers Jim (and Fran) Necci of Old Bridge, NJ and Raymond (and Mary) of Glastonbury, CT., and her cherished twin-sister Paula (and Frank) Iacone of Sewell, NJ. Marie is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews and 8 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend Funeral Services 9:30 am Monday, March 10, 2014 at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home 3377 Hwy 9 Old Bridge, NJ 08857 followed by a 10:30 am Mass at St. Ambrose RC Church 81 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Burial Park South Brunswick, NJ. Visitation is Sunday 3-7 pm. To share stories or send an online condolence, please visit www.hegartyfuneralhome.com