It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Rita Manley, formerly of 32 Norfolk Street, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Stratford General Hospital. She was born in McKillop Township, daughter of the late William Duffy and the former Loretta OReilly. Rita was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Past President of the Catholic Womens League. Beloved wife of the late Mervin Manley (2004). Loving mother of Kevin Manley and wife Peggy, William Manley and wife Edda, Marilyn and husband Patrick Crowley and Leon Manley and wife Christine. Adored grandmother of Roberta (Mark), Michael, Nicole, Stephen (Andrea), Jackie (Matthew), Michelle, David, Claire (Shawn), Andrew (Sarah), Denise, Rachel and Daniel. Great grandmother of Brennan, Jordyn, Kamryn, Keira, Leah, Emma, Charlotte, Gavin and Samuel. Dear sister-in-law of Olive Manley. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Louis Duffy and Robert Duffy (late Ruth), her sisters Mary OBrien (late Eldon), Esther Rau (late Alvin), and Vera Murray (late Raymond), brothers-in-law, Joe Manley (late Callista, Florence and Dorothy), Daniel Manley (late Mary), Stephen Manley and Jerome Manley (late Margaret) and sisters-in-law Anna McLaughlin (late Peter) and Bernice Lattner (late William). Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Parish Prayers at 1:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 50 Well Street, Stratford, on Thursday at 11 a.m., with Fr. Dick Bester officiating. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the interment in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Parish Prayers at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
50 Well Street,
4 Avondale Ave.,
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church Restoration Fund