Manning, Eleanor, Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother and grandmother passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 in Saginaw, Michigan. Age 90 years old. Eleanor was the daughter of the late Adam and Apolonia (Dzikowska) Orzechowski. She was born July 6, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the devoted wife to John E. (Jack) Manning. She married Jack on August 23, 1947 and he predeceased her on April 14, 2010. Beloved mother to daughter Marcia Manning Stein (predeceased by Gary H. Stein) of Troy, MI, and son Gary J. Manning and his wife, Susan J. Manning of Saginaw, MI. Eleanor had four grandchildren who she loved dearly. Michael J. Stein (Tal), Charlotte, NC; Julie Manning Distler (Brian), Avon, OH; Amy M. Stein, Troy, MI; Kevin J. Manning, Auburn Hills, MI. Eleanor also leaves behind her brother Jerome Orzechowski (Henrietta), Dearborn Heights, MI and several nieces and nephews. Eleanor is also survived by her Maid of Honor and best friend for over 70 years, Martha Ulmer of Bridgeport, Michigan. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Barb Manning, Bridgeport and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Justine Manning, Surprise, Arizona. Eleanor loved her family and enjoyed making the holidays special. She especially loved Christmas and always found the perfect gifts for all of her grandchildren. She made delicious Christmas cutout cookies and decorated the most beautiful Christmas tree. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her! Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W Michigan Ave. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate with burial to take place in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.