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Margaret (Laird) Manning

June 20, 1935 ~ March 2, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Margaret Manning Obituary

Margaret Manning, “Peg”, (nee Laird), 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at home in Kearny, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, March 13, at 12:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, Mrs. Manning was a life-long resident of Kearny.

She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Education from Montclair State University.

Margaret was a School Teacher for the Kearny Board of Education for 35 years before retiring on July 1, 1992. She began her career in Emerson School, and then taught at Franklin School and then Lincoln School before finishing at Kearny High School.

Mrs. Manning was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington in Kearny where she served on the Canterbury Guild, sang in the Chancel Choir and served as an Elder. She was a former volunteer at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny as well as a Literacy Volunteer and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and R.N.J.E.A.

She is survived by her son Dr. Donald Manning and his wife, Debra, four grandchildren, Christopher, Tyler and Harry Manning and Schuyler Brach and one son-in-law Brian Brach.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Donald Manning in 1994 and her daughter, Susan Brach in 2022.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032. In the memo, please write “Peg Manning Fund”

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Memorial Service
March 13, 2023

12:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
663 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032


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