Anthony ‘Tony’ James Maneen, 89, of Rye, N.H.
RYE, N.H. » Anthony “Tony” James Maneen passed away in Rye, N.H, surrounded by members of his family, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
He was born on March 20, 1928, in Frankfort, N.Y., to Anthony and Vida Maneen. Tony proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 19451948 at Midway Island in the Pacific. He attended Ithaca College and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Oneonta State University. On June 26, 1954, Anthony married the love of his life, Rosalie Jean Melfe, also of Frankfort, N.Y. Tony was a dedicated Kingston High School guidance counselor for many years, where he made lifelong friendships with staff, teachers, and students.
Tony’s special interests were sports of all kinds, but his all-time favorites were football and golf. Tony, Rosalie and all the Maneen family enjoyed Wiltwyck Country Club for many years, where he could play golf! In the fall season, Tony could be watching all the latest Notre Dame football games with friends and family!
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Rosalie Jean; sons, Anthony Gerard (Kay), Alex John “AJ” (Theresa) Andrea Barry (Peter), Mary Elizabeth Kazarosian (Dr. Mark), and Leslie Ann Walsh (John). Tony is also survived by four grandsons, Collin Maneen, Jack and Ian Walsh, and Paul Anthony Kazarosian, in addition to many loving nieces, nephews, and other cousins.
The Maneen Family will greet friends and family members Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave., Kingston, N.Y. The funeral procession will form Thursday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, by his nephew, Father Edmund Castronovo, at St. Joseph’s Church, 242 Wall St., Kingston, N.Y., at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery, Zandhoek Road, Hurley, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Anthony Maneen to your local American Heart Association.