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Paul A. McManaman

January 30, 2022

Paul A. McManamanPaul A. McManaman, 95, Watertown passed away at Hospice of Jefferson County surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Calling Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of The Sacred Heart Church on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery immediately following the service. Masks and social distancing are required for attendance to the calling hours and funeral mass.

Paul was born on November 24, 1926 in Glen Park, NY to the late John and Frances Carr McManaman. He joined the Army from High School and was discharged in 1946 after serving in the Philippines. He returned to High School and graduated in 1947 from Brownville-Glen Park Central School. He married Thelma VanGordon on April 3, 1948 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. William Bouchard officiating. They were married for 73 years.

He retired from Champion International Corp., formerly St. Regis Paper Company, in 1988 after 38 years of service. Shortly after his retirement, he began his volunteer work as a sacristan at Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart Church which was a very important part of his life. He retired as sacristan in 2016, on his 90th birthday saying it's time to stay home and relax. He was a past member of Sacred Heart's parish choir, the Holy Name Society and was also a past Knights of Columbus. He was a former member of the Northside Improvement League, the American Legion Post 61, Veterans of Foreign War, and the Eagles Aerie 782.

Paul was an avid Yankees and NY Giants fan. He enjoyed relaxing with a good book, watching the sports and Discovery channel. In his earlier years he enjoyed playing his harmonica, fishing trips with the kids, and playing a good game of horseshoes. He looked forward to his morning coffee followed by reading the latest edition of the Watertown Times. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren and facetime chats with his out of state family members.

Paul is survived by his wife Thelma, daughters Sandra McKee, Cathy (Patsy) Chirico, Debbie Affinati, all of Watertown, Joanne McManaman, Teresa Brownell of Omaha, NE, Paul McManaman, Florida,; son-in-law Glenn Turner, Omaha, NE; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Michael McManaman, Virgina, and Dale McManaman, Watertown. He is predeceased by his daughter Paula Turner, brothers, Roger, Leo, Bernard, John, sisters Rosemary Moulton, Madelyn Favret, Barbara Decker, grandson, Ken Shean, and son -in-law, George Mckee.

Donations in his name may be made to: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 West Lynde Street or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be made www.cummingsfuneral.com.



#25 Anthony McManaman 2022-02-04 13:12
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Uncle Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Thelma, and all the McManaman family. Tony and Diana McManaman
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#24 Gina Maxwell 2022-02-03 11:43
Joanne and family,
We are so sorry for your loss, we know how much he was loved. You're in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Much love, Dan Hinners and Gina Maxwell
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#23 Allyson Rose 2022-02-02 15:52
Jeff and I hold the whole family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you rest in peace Paul.
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#22 Vince Scordo 2022-02-02 15:01
Debbie and family,
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
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#21 Luke Galloway 2022-02-02 14:50
I had the opportunity to work with Paul at Deferiet as a MT on PM2 next to Bob. Paul certainly had a bit of Irish wit about him but after hours service to his faith was remarkable.

Luke Galloway
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#20 Dan Zehr 2022-02-02 14:24
To Paul's Family: I am sorry for your loss.
I enjoyed working with Paul at the Deferiet mill, he was a nice guy to work with.
It's great that he lived a long & happy life.
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#19 Amanda McManaman 2022-02-02 11:42
Grandpa McManaman I wish we could have been in each other's life's more but I'm thankful for the times we did have. You were always a goof ball with me and my siblings when we were younger... Like taking your teeth out to make us laugh HAHA. Grandpa lived a good long life and now he'll be with us on the other side. I pray for support and love to all my family during this time. Love you all
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#18 Julie Sprague 2022-02-01 23:47
To Thelma and the entire Mcmanaman family. I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a dear friend to Louie and I and we had many laughs together. He was a wonderful sacristan and took his job very seriously. I will miss him, now he is in the hands of the Lord. God bless him.
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#17 Kathy Patchen 2022-02-01 20:16
Paul and Thelma have been our neighbors for the
past 14 years. They are the best neighbors you could ask for. We will miss Paul 's waves from the window,
his chats on the back porch, his text messages, and our exchanges of food. Rest in peace Paul. Our sincere
sympathy to the family.
Kathy and Steve Patchen
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#16 Catherine Ellsworth 2022-02-01 18:03
Some names bring back many memories..mcMan aman does that for me. Cathy and Sandra were good friends growing up,my sympathies to those ladies and all the family.
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