Manuel “Manny” D. Santos formerly of Lowell
Manuel D. Santos, 83, formerly of Lowell died Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at the Taylor County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Butler, GA after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Margaret “Ann” (Place) Santos who died Jan. 8, 2006.
Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Manuel P. and Palmira Santos of Lowell. Manny grew up in Lowell and graduated Lowell High School with the Class of 1952. He earned his Associate Degree in Funeral Service from New England Institute in Boston with the Class of 1991.
Manny owned and operated Lowell Memorial Funeral Home in Lowell for many years. In his early years, Manny worked as a Sales Manager for Thom McAn Shoe Co. and later a manager at Wang Labs. Manny served as an apprentice Funeral Director with the Dolan Funeral Home from 1989 to 1991. He also previously worked at UPS in Chelmsford.
Manny was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard of the 26th Yankee Division Band and the Portugese Colonial Band. He was active in youth groups and was one of the first lay persons to be appointed by the late Richard Cardinal Cushing to be assistant director of the CYO for Lowell Deanery and received the “For God and Youth” award for his dedicated service to youth. He was also a member and past Grand Knight of the Lowell Council of the Knights of Columbus #72, a member of the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks #2310
He was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church and St. Anthony’s Church in Lowell.
Manny is survived by his daughter and son in-law, Maryann and Keith Hughes of Thomaston, GA; his son Michael D. Santos of Tarpon Springs, FL; Grandchildren, Tyler Hughes and his wife Olivia of Mesa, AZ, Austin Hughes of Cincinnati, OH, Conner Hughes of Raleigh, NC, Chance Hughes of Thomaston, GA and Margaret Ann Hughes Morgantown, WV.
Visiting hours Thursday 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Friday at 9:00 a.m. from the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Assn. P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com