Kathleen Teresa (McIntyre) Manor passed from this world and went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 25, 2011.
Kathy was born in Columbus, OH, May 31, 1937, to Richard and Teresa (Rother) McIntyre. Kathy grew up in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, until the age of 13, then the family moved from the city life to the Adirondacks. Kathleen enjoyed life in the country and loved spending time outdoors with her brothers Don and Bob, especially skiing behind the car on the back roads. Although she spent a lot of time in the woods, she didn’t like to fish. She would, however, go fishing with her brother, Don, if he would take her to a square dance.
Kathleen met the love of her life, Larry Manor, at a square dance in Chazy Lake at King’s Grove in 1952. They married in Black Brook in 1955 and lived temporarily in Ausable Forks, Chazy, Schroon Lake, and Cadyville until they built their first home in Morrisonville, on “Rand Hill,” in 1958 on the property where Larry grew up. They later moved to Potsdam where they made their permanent home.
Kathleen loved her five children dearly. She was 18 when their first child, Jerry, was born then a year later, along came Dan. Tim was born in 1959 and Teresa followed four years later. In 1970 their youngest child, Bob, was born. Kathy took good care of her children and enjoyed cooking delicious meals for them, making sure they had baseball mitts, hockey gear, and rides here and there.
Kathy worked for Marine Midland Bank for three years as a teller, then settled into an Administrative Assistant position at Clarkson University in the Student Activities office. She loved her job at the university and often helped students out by typing papers for them, on a typewriter!
Kathy was a beautiful and kind-hearted person who had a smile for everyone she met. Kathleen never met a stranger and often made friends while traveling. She loved to travel with Larry and ventured to New Hampshire, Vermont, and Niagara Falls and eventually found their “second home” at a special condo in St. Augustine, FL, where they spent every March for 20 years as snowbirds. Kathy’s favorite trip was the time she and Larry drove 4,476 miles to Alaska to visit their daughter, Teresa and husband Todd. She kept a journal of their trip and took many photos along the way.
Kathy was predeceased by her mother and father, Richard and Teresa McIntyre. She is survived by her husband of almost 56 years, Larry Manor of Potsdam; sons Jerry Manor and his wife Sally of Massena; Dan Manor and his wife Bridgette of Hannawa Falls; Tim Manor of Plattsburgh, Bob Manor and his wife Courtney of Morrisonville and daughter Teresa Thompson and her husband Todd of Fairbanks, Alaska. Kathy had eight grandchildren: Erin, Daniel W. Jr., and Michael Manor; Ariel Manor; Emily (Cory) Robideau and Meaghan (Ace) Manor-Janovsky, and Shey and Shawna Manor. Kathy also had six great-grandchildren and one on the way: Kyle and Carter Robideau, Olivia Manor and Delia Swyers, Daniel W. Manor III and Sophia Manor. She is also survived by her brothers, Donald McIntyre and Robert (Bonnie) McIntyre as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colton, on Thursday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. with a remembrance reception to follow in the church social hall. There will not be any calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Arrangements are through Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam. Condolences online can be sent @www.garnerfh.com.