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Theresa A. McManus

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Published in April 2023

McMANUS, Theresa A. (Bailey) Of Medford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 15, 2023 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late William F. “Bill” McManus. Loving mother of Mary Welch and her late husband John of Medford, William McManus and his wife Anne of Framingham, Rita Pino and her late husband Sam, Jr. of North Andover, Eileen Pagliarulo and her husband Charles, Jr. of Medford, Monica Colozzo and her husband Vincent of Melrose, Sarah O’Brien and her husband William, III of Stoneham and Christine Auriemma and her husband Mark of Stoneham. Cherished grandmother of Johnny, Mollie, Emily, Matthew, Katherine, Michael, Sam III, Stephanie, Jennifer, Nicholas, Olivia, Jacquelyn, Charles III, Monica Lee, Joseph, Anthony, Robert, Kasey, William, Elise, Grace and Leo. Proud great grandmother of Domenic, Jayden, Camden, John Edward III, Evelyn, Jaxon, and Owen. Theresa was predeceased by her siblings: Phil and his wife Betty, Andy and his wife Phyllis, Mary and her husband Bernie, John and his wife Margie, and Jim. She is also survived by sister-in-laws: Carol, Elaine, and Peg, along with many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.

Theresa lived a full life devoted to her family, friends, and faith. On any given day, you could find Theresa sewing, baking, or knitting. She loved playing board games and attending fitness classes at the Senior Center with her friends. Theresa spent as much time as possible in Plymouth, her “little piece of heaven”.

Relatives and friends are invited to Visiting Hours from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, ARLINGTON, on Thursday, April 20th from 4-8PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West in Medford on Friday, April 21st at 11:30AM. Services will conclude with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. For directions, donations, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit