Manning, Jane Frances Cusack In West Haven, Dec. 18, 2009, Jane Frances Cusack Manning, age 91, formerly of New Haven, mother of Nancy J. Cusack-Smith, Mary Jane Cusack and Donald F. Cusack all of West Haven, step-mother of Kathleen Wark of East Haven, John Manning, Jr. of Madison and sister of Virginia Angus of Cheshire. Also survived by 11grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband John Manning, Sr. and her first husband Thomas J. Cusack, Sr., sons, Robert Cusack and Thomas J. Cusack, Jr., step-daughter Mary Beth Ball, brothers, William, Edward, Thomas and Raymond Regan, a sister Florence Peel and 2 grandchildren. Jane was born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1918 a daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Mary Jane Mills Regan. She had worked as a clerk for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven, Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, New Haven at 9:30 a.m. Friends may visit with her family at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.

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  1. I will miss Aunt Jane as will the many others whose lives were touched by her. She will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity. She was my first employer at the Shubert in New Haven in 1959-60. I would go to novenas with her during my high school years. She welcomed me into her home when I returned to New Haven from Clemson University in 1972 and didn’t have anywhere to stay. Aunt Jane was there for me at my wedding in Overland Park in 1976. And we stayed in touch over the years. May God bless her and welcome her into his kingdom.

  2. My heart if full of happiness that our precious Auntie is at peace. At the same time I am sad to say goodbye to another connection to my Dad. I will always think of Aunt Jane when I hear the song Hello Dolly!

  3. i remeber everytime i went to her house i wouyld be looking at the pictures and then she would come up and if i new that person she would ask me to try to guess who it wass and then a couple times she hung with me and my sister sierra and played cards, even though she forgot my name she was still a great, great grandmother.

  4. I would like to offer my condolences to the entire family. When I first learned of Aunt Jane’s passing a huge wave of emotions flowed over me. At first I was crying uncontrolably and then I soon found myself to be smiling and laughing at all the wonderful memories from the years past. Aunt Jane was truly an amazing person and will be greatly missed by all. Aunt Jane, I LOVE YOU!

  5. Sorry for your loss. She’s in a better place. God Bless the family in your hour of need. Love, The Atkinson’s and the Tungate’s

  6. My heartfelt condolences to Donald, Mary Jane & Nancy, as well as all the cousins, nieces and nephews.Jane has been a constant in our lives and we will all miss her. Goodbye, Dolly. It is the final curtain, but it was a great run!

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