Mary Jean McManamin


Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2004

Former Juneau resident Mary Jean McManamin, 83, died April 16, 2004, at her home in Anchorage.

She was born June 30, 1920, in Juneau. She graduated from high school in Juneau and attended the University of Washington. She lived in Juneau until 1944. She retired from a position of secretary with the FBI, and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage and was involved in founding Bishop's Attic.

Her family wrote, "Mary Jean's life was blessed with wonderful friends and a devoted family. She had a quick wit and great sense of humor. You couldn't help but be drawn to her genuine goodness and kind spirit. She was fun to be around." They said she loved reading and her family.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Mary Veronica McManamin in 1967 and Patricia Ann McManamin in 2003.

She is survived by her husband, John F. McManamin of Anchorage; son, John P. (Mary Lynn) McManamin of Anchorage; daughters, Nancy (Michael Peterson) McManamin of Anchorage, and Robin (Jeff Leppo) McManamin of Seattle; son-in-law, Jerry Ulmer of Anchorage; grandchildren, Conor, Molly, Graham, Evan, John, Joon, Emma, Sam and Peter.

A memorial Mass was held April 24 at Holy Family Cathedral with the Rev. Donald Bramble, O.P., officiating. Her cremated remains will be interred with her daughter and brother in Santa Barbara, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, send bequests to Hospice of Anchorage, 500 W. International Airport Rd., Suite C, Anchorage, AK 99518; or the American Cancer Society, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503.

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