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Kathleen Beckett, 93, Danbury Resident

DANBURY, Conn. – Kathleen M. Beckett, wife of the late Thomas A. Beckett, died Wednesday, April 27. She was 93.

She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Newburgh, N.Y., to the late James and Eva (McCloskey) Manning. She attended Danbury schools and graduated from Danbury High School in 1940. Prior to her retirement, she was the manager of Automation Industries Federal Credit Union. She also loved to bake, much to the pleasure of her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Gail Musson, of Simsbury, and Judith Beckett, of Bradford, Vt.; her niece, Maureen Durand, of Danbury; her nephews, William Collins, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and John Manning, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, William Manning; her sisters, Marie Manning, Norma Grapkoski and Jane Romer; and her nephew, Kevin Manning.

Family and friends may call from 8-9 a.m. Friday at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury. Following the viewing, a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Danbury. Burial will follow immediately at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Danbury.

To honor her late husband, memorial contributions may be sent in her memory, in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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