Elaine Ianthe Manley

June 17, 1940 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 81)


Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 18, 2022.  Elaine was born in Brockton and grew up in Brighton, where she met her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert H. Manley, Jr..  She was the devoted mother of Debra Manley, Robert H. Manley, III and his wife Lee, all of Brighton, the cherished Yiayia of Charlotte, Luc and Bretton Manley, and a special “Auntie” to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was also the caring sister of George Terzis and the late Clara Anastos and loving daughter of the late Alexander and Cleopatra Terzis. Elaine graduated from Brighton High School and worked at the Massachusetts State House before joining the Boston Public Schools, where she was a secretary for 35 years. She worked at Brighton High School and Garfield Elementary School, developing lifelong friendships with many of her co-workers.    

Elaine enjoyed spending summer and winter vacations at Sunrise Lake, N.H. and, in later years, lived part-time in Jupiter, Fla., often surrounded by loving family and her dearest friends. She welcomed all into her home and was a second Mom and Yiayia to many of her friends’ children and grandchildren. Elaine loved life and lived it in a spirit of positivity, grace, style, humor and gratitude. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Yiayia, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend, and her memory will live on in the countless number of people whose lives she touched. 

Visiting hours will be held at Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave in Brighton (Nr. Brighton courthouse) on Sunday April 24th from 2-6pm, and a Funeral Mass will follow at St. Columbkille Church, 321 Market Street on Monday at 11:30am.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elaine may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284.  

“Here is a girl who is nice to know, plenty of pep, plenty of go.” BHS ‘58 

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April 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home
63 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton, Ma 02135

Mass of Christian Burial
April 25, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Columbkille Church 321 Market St. Brighton

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