Mary Ellen McManamon, 96, of Charlevoix, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2022 at American House in Charlevoix. She was born on August 24, 1926 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Harold and Marie (Measel) Schenavar.
Mary graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit, MI. She married her high school sweetheart, Peter McManamon, on October 19, 1946, when he returned from duty in the Air Force. They raised their family in suburban Detroit and retired to Florida, eventually making Charlevoix their home in 2001. Mary volunteered much of her time at Hospice of Florida, Charlevoix Food Pantry, The Rainbow Shoppe as well as baking and cooking for luncheons at St. Mary’s. In her free time, she enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, and was well known for her delicious pies.
Mary is survived by four children, Kathleen (Marc) Lame of Norwood, Timothy McManamon of Jacksonville, OR, Patricia Jackson of Beaufort, SC, and Kevin McManamon of Aspen, CO; nine grandchildren, Christine Galbreath (Scott), Todd (Amanda) Kovach, Meghan (Matthew) Spangler, Sabrah (Ryan) Maple, Colbee McManamon, Rebecca (Brian) Tibbals, Brian Jackson, Sophia Zara, and Efrain Zara; and ten great-grandchildren, Joshua Galbreath, Alexander Galbreath, Lukas Kovach, Abbigail Kovach, Jameson Spangler, Ronan Maple, Fiona Maple, Kaitlyn Brenckley, Braden Tibbals, and Sadie May Brenckley.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Peter McManamon; her parents; three brothers, Harold Schenavar, John Schenavar, and Stanley Schenavar; and her sister, Susanne Bloch.
A memorial mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301.
Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com