MCMANUS, M. PATRICK M. Patrick McManus passed away suddenly, but peacefully, in Houston, TX, August 18, 2011. Born in Terre Haute, IN, January 14, 1966, Patrick was the son of Michael L. and Katherine McManus of Hamden, CT, brother of Brian McManus of New Britain, CT, and Francis 'Nick' DeCapua III of Hamden. He was a graduate of Hamden High School and Purdue University, and served in the US Army from 1984 to 1987. Predeceased by grandparents Lawrence and Mary McManus of Winamac, IN, Patrick is survived by grandparents Richard and Ann D'Antonio, and was the nephew of Marguerite and Paul Petrucci, and cousin of Adrianna and Nicholas Petrucci, all of Hamden, CT. Also survived by cherished friend, Alvin Chan, of New Orleans, LA, and many cousins in Indiana. Memorial contributions in (Michael) Patrick's memory may be made to Pema Osel Ling, 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, an eco-friendly retreat center located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, established to preserve the spiritual, cultural, and artistic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism through educational teachings, creative art, and retreat practices, or to the SPCA, 900 Portway Drive Houston, Texas 77024-8022.
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Published in the New Haven Register on Sept. 8, 2011