Edith B. Manley, 93, of Southington, beloved wife of Joseph B. Manley, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, after a brief illness. Her beloved husband of 70 years and family were by her side.
Edie was born April 6, 1924 in Bridgewater, Maine, the daughter of the late Charles and Ella Green. She graduated from Bridgewater Academy and attended Auburn Maine School of Commerce. Edie moved to Connecticut with her family in 1949 and lived in Meriden before moving to The Orchards at Southington earlier this year. Edie raised her girls and then went to work at Connecticut General Medicare in 1966, retiring as Unit Supervisor in December 1986.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband and her sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Eldon Dyer. They made many winter trips to Florida and trips to Maine, Massachusetts and Michigan to visit family. Other travel adventures took them to Alaska, Cape Cod, Newfoundland and across the United States several times. She spent many hours on the bike trails at Cape Cod and in Florida and on her 80th birthday she biked 25 miles in celebration of that milestone.
Edie belonged to the Silver Squares and Cheshire Cats square dancing clubs and spent many hours volunteering at the Meriden Senior Center. She also crocheted treasured blankets for the family and for AIDS babies. She loved her snow and she loved checking out the moon at night.
In addition to her husband, Edie is survived by her daughters, Karla Aniskiewicz (Charlie), Pam Manley (Sharon), and Tina Manley; grandchildren, Dawn White (David), Michael Aniskiewicz (Jennifer), Lynn Aniskiewicz, and Peter Henderson (Arisa); great-grandchildren, Kristen, Jenna and Stacie White, Sydney and Erica Aniskiewicz and Avery Aniskiewicz. Edie will also be missed by her longtime friend, Pauline Bilodeau, and many nieces, nephews and extended family who she loved so dearly. She was predeceased by her daugher Patricia Terrio and son-in-law Bruce Terrio; three sisters, Helen McCleary, Margie Dyer, Evelyn Lucia; and four brothers, Earl Green, Guy Green, Merle Green and Pete Green.
Edie was a friend to all and left a lasting impression on everyone who met her.
Friends and family are invited to pay their last respects and attend a funeral service on Saturday, December 16th at 2 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be private.
Special thanks to Ginny Schwartz and Katie Garstka for all their loving support to Mom and our family, and to the hospice staff at Masonicare for the excellent care given to Mom. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to The Sisters' Project, a charitable organization that works with Masonicare to enrich the inpatient hospice experience for patients and their families. (My Sisters' Project, P.O. Box 1643, Wallingford, CT 06492)