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John Gerard McManus, class '53

In Memoriam

May 3, 2017
John Gerard McManus, class '53 - KnockUnion.ie

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The Union was sadden to hear of the passing of Gerry McManus, class '53.

The death has occurred of JOHN GERARD (GERRY) MCMANUS
Donnybrook, Dublin / Cork

McManus John Gerard (Gerry) Donnybrook, Dublin and late of Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim 3rd May, 2017, (peacefully) after a short illness at St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Beloved husband of Valerie and much loved father of Ronan, Brian, John and Elise he will be greatly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Melinda, Clare, and Patricia, son-in-law Paul, his adored grandchildren Tom, Lucy, Conor, Isobel, Cillian, Bastien, Leo, Toby, Anelisa and Patrick, his brother Joseph and sister Patricia (Hession) ,brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends .. Rest in peace. Removal from his house on Friday (5th May) to the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook arriving at 10.50 am for Requiem Mass at 11.00 am and afterwards to the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only please. House private.

Date Published: Wednesday 3rd May 2017                                    Date of Death: Wednesday 3rd May 2017


Gerry was the elder of two brothers from Drumshanbo who attended in the 50's, ahead of Joe, '57. whose own son Joe also attended, class '81. The McManus duo from Keadue, Manus, '55 and Ray,'58 would also have been cousins.

He excelled at Castleknock, especially so academically where he amassed quite a collection of gold medals - intermediate debate 1950, Church History 1952, History 1953 and uniquely Irish Debating in both 1952 and 1953. That haul might suggest his excellence only extended to the Arts, but not a bit of it, for Gerry matriculated to study Chemical Engineering at UCD.