Lasting Memories

Mary Ann Manning
June 10, 1953-Sept. 8, 2014
Dublin, California

Mary Ann Manning, 61, of Dublin, CA, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 after battling breast cancer. She was born on June 10, 1953 in Evergreen Park, IL to Raymond and Margaret Lesin, followed by siblings Michael and Peggy. Her husband, Stephen, survives Mary Ann. Together they have four children: Kristie, Karie (and husband, Tom Chamberlain), Ryan (and wife, Katelyn), and Kyle as well as one grandson, Jeremy. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend was a loving force who shared her kindness and spirit with those around her. Her devotion to her family filled her life with laughter and sorrow but no sorrow was greater than the passing of her son, Kyle. Diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer shortly after Kyle?s passing, who would believe the family could withstand any more pain. Mary Ann?s strength, determination, and stubbornness helped her to succeed in her one last goal; to dance at her son?s wedding just 3 days before her passing ( Love and support then and now will keep the family strong but it is the memory of Mary Ann that will push them forward and continue to make new memories. We will never forget your love and promise to keep you smiling and proud of all your achievements. May the rainbows follow you forever.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton on Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Ann?s name to Hope Hospice (6377 Clark Ave #100, Dublin, CA 94568; or online at or Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation (1807 Santa Rita Road D-182, Pleasanton, CA 94566). Checks can be mailed to Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation or donations can be made online at The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA for their support in her final days.