Richard Eugene Manogue, Milton, WI, (1934-2014)
July 3, 1934 - April 24, 2014
Richard Eugene Manogue, age 79, of Milton, passed away Thursday April 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. Dick was born on July 3, 1934, in Janesville, WI, the son of a Margaret (Manogue) Fanning. He married Elaine (Dorn) Manogue at St. Mary's Church in Milton, on Jan. 4, 1958. Elaine proceeded Dick in death on Dec. 22, 1989. He subsequently married Joanne (Streich) Manogue on April 11, 1992. Dick was an Army Veteran serving from 1956-58. He was retired from the General Motors Assembly Plant in Janesville. Dick's passions were hunting, fishing, the Brewers, the Packers and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sporting events. Dick brought joy to all who met him through his incredible sense of humor and keen storytelling ability. Additionally, Dick loved spending time traveling and in the outdoors with his devoted wife, Joanne, who also served as a caretaker as the illness progressed, a duty for which Dick and his family are eternally grateful.
Dick is survived by his wife, Joanne; his children: Richard (Kolene) Manogue, Linda (John) Bright, Scott (Denise) Manogue and Maureen Manogue; a step-daughter, Sharon (Jack) Groshek; grandchildren: Nicholas (Kelly) Manogue, Matthew Bright, Michael (Liz) Bright, Brandon Manogue, Aaron Manogue, Adam Dempsey, Bailey Kundert and Javin Ladish; four great-grandchildren: Brayden and Kellen Manogue, Evie Manogue and Nora Bright; and many loved family members. In addition to his wife, Elaine, he was preceded in death by his mother; step-father, Joe Fanning; and step-daughter, Susan Streich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milton, with Fr. David Timmerman officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Milton; and, again, on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the CHURCH. Memorials would be greatly appreciated if they were made in Richard's name to St. Mary's Catholic Church or American Diabetes Association.
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