Grafton – Edward F. Manion, Sr., 77, of Grafton, formerly of Westborough, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester. He was the husband of Mary Ann (St. Jean) Manion to whom he’d been married for 58 years.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Edward F. Manion and Lillian Martin. He was educated at Our Lady of the Angels and graduated from St. John’s High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and remained a proud lifelong BC Eagle fan. He earned his master’s degree at Babson College.
Ed was a Senior Fraud Investigator for the Security Exchange Commission prior to his retirement.
He was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church and was a member of the John Boyle O’Reilly Council #85, Knights of Columbus.
Ed enjoyed his many years as a financial analyst especially when working on high profile cases. Most of all, Ed loved time with his family and watching the sunset at Old Silver Beach, Falmouth.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Jessica M. Kaiser and her husband, David, of Northborough, Lisa A. Boyer and her husband, Brian, of Westborough, Deborah L. Manion of Westborough, Edward F. Manion, Jr., and his wife, Laurie, of Shrewsbury and Jennifer M. Manion of W. Boylston; one brother, Robert Martin of Sarasota, FL; one sister, Carol Ann G. Martin of Wallingford, VT; 12 grandchildren, Mark Boyer and his wife, Casey, Alexandra Boyer and her fiancé, Jason Gendron, Eric Thomas and his fiancé, Shawna Cochran, Dylan MacLeod and his wife, Carley, Kelsey Manion and her husband, Alex, Thomas Manion, Jenna Thomas, Skye Manion, Jamie Boyer, Skyla Manion, Cole Manion and Ella Shine and five great-grandchildren, Chase Boyer, Avery Boyer, Mila Lequillo, Bryce Gendron and Atticus Hennessey.
He was predeceased by a son, Matthew R. Manion, his step-father Robert L. Martin, a brother, Daniel Martin and a great-grandchild, Oz Hennessey.
The family would like to thank the Rose Monahan Hospice Home for their compassionate and loving care in his final days.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 10, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Thursday, November 9, from 5 to 7 P.M.
Members of Council 85, Knights of Columbus will conduct a prayer service at 6:45 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Westborough Fire Department – Ambulance Gift Fund, 42 Milk St. Westborough, MA 01581.