Antonia Toni Crosby, 87, formerly of Ipswich, died peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. Born on April 28, 1926 in Spokane, WA daughter of the late late Edward and Hazel (Nieman) Crosby, she graduated from Holy Names Academy in 1944 and attended Saint Marys College, IN where she studied art and philosophy. She settled in Ipswich in 1954, with her then husband James C. McManaway, Jr. She completed her B.A. and received a Masters in Education from BU in 1970. Ms. Crosby taught English at the Ipswich High School between 1966 and 1984. She lived in Ipswich for over 30 years, moving to Georgetown and later to Brooksby Village, Peabody. She was an indefatigable reader and gardener. She is survived by her children, Deborah White and her husband Peter, Sarah McManaway and her husband Nicholas Theodorou, Michael McManaway and his wife Cheryl and by her three grandchildren, Hobbs White and his wife Sonja Swanson, Evan White, and Alexus McManaway Ms. Crosby is also survived by her sister Katherine Ferguson and brothers, Howard and Edward Crosby. Her daughter Catherine Tassy McManaway predeceased her in 1968. A service and reception will be held 3 pm Saturday, March 15 at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich. All are cordially welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society www.mrfrs.org or St. Francis House www.stfrancishouse.org. To leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com
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Published in The Ipswich Chronicle from Mar. 4 to Mar. 11, 2014