Annette (Anne) Loretta Manahan, 96, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn., where she had resided since August of this year. Previously, she lived in the Chosen Valley Assisted Living units since April of 2013 and Lakewood Apartments from 2006 to 2013.
Anne was born June 23, 1922, to Charles and Angie (Gionet) Valley in Athol, Mass. She graduated from Athol High School in Athol in 1940 and took additional classes while a member of the WAVES during World War II.
Anne met Carroll Manahan in Sacramento, Calif., where they later married on December 30, 1951, and moved to Chatfield, Minn., in 1952 where they raised a family. She enjoyed painting, cards (especially bridge) and golf. She also enjoyed travelling and loved to take Caribbean cruises and visit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She worked at Root River State Bank in Chatfield, Minn., and as an executive secretary at Crenlo in Rochester, Minn., before retiring to Florida in the 1980s and eventually returning to Chatfield. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Chatfield, Minn., the Chatfield Women’s Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Anne is survived by her brother Carlton Valley of Fresno, Calif., son Craig Manahan of Rochester, Minn., daughter Lynn (John) Wangberg of Pine River, Minn., grandson Derek (Nicole) Wangberg of Bemidji, Minn., granddaughter Leah (Jake) Freeman of Pine River, Minn., granddaughter Katie Wangberg and fiance Marcus Aasen of Mayville, N. Dak., great-grandsons Greyson and Loken and great-granddaughters Brylee, Breah and McKinley Anne; sisters-in-law Catherine McConnell and Janet Joffe, and several nieces and nephews.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Leonard (Chuck), her husband Carroll and her son Lee.
A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, Minn., with interment in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield, Minn.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with the arrangements.