William “Bill” Manley, 89, of New Brunswick, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side. Born in New Brunswick in 1928, Bill was a life-long resident. Bill proudly served our country in the US Army. After his service he worked for the Union Local 9 (432) as a Steamfitter, where he established an impeccable reputation as a tradesman.
Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus 257, New Brunswick Elks 324, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Cedar Hill Swim Club and Catholic War Veterans.
Bill was a devoted longtime coach for the St. Peter’s Pop Warner football program. He was inducted into the St. Peter’s Hall of Fame and was past President of the St. Peter’s Athletic Association, but more importantly earned the nickname “Coach” by those who saw him even decades later.
He enjoyed a wonderful retirement with his loving wife of 63 years sharing many trips and vacations with family and friends. Together, they were fixtures at the Cedar Hill Swim Club, Rutgers Football games and supporting their grandchildren at countless lacrosse, soccer, baseball, football games, track and swim meets, plays and recitals.
Bill is survived by his wife Anne (Selesky) Manley, sons William (Lisa) of Griggstown, Kevin (Karen) of Princeton, Joseph (Lynne) of North Brunswick; daughters Barbara (Peter) Tumulty of Milltown, Mary Ficke of Morristown, Elizabeth (Joan) Manley of West Orange, Peg Manley of Maryland and Catherine (Stephen) of Kendall Park. Bill is also survived by his 19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Friday September 21, from 5pm to 8pm at Boylan Funeral Home, 188 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 22, 10AM at St Peter the Apostle Church, New Brunswick. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Brunswick.