Louise J. Manzi

February 24, 1940- July 11, 2012Methuen — Louise J. Manzi, 72, of Methuen and formerly of Dunstable, Lowell, and Newport, Vt., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Holy Family Hospital Methuen. Louise was born in Lawrence on February 24, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Albert Uliano and daughter of Emma (Borrelli) Uliano of North Andover, and was the wife of 53 years to Richard E. Manzi Sr. of Methuen. She was educated in Lawrence Schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School class of 1957 and went on to Boston Dispensary School for a degree as a Laboratory Technician.Louise worked for many years for the City of Lowell at the Water Treatment Plant and later worked at University of Mass Lowell in the science department. She was known for her cooking, her great gardening ability, and would love time by the lake with family and friends. While she lived in Vermont she was very active in water conservation and served on the water conservation commission on Lake Memphremagog, VT, she was also an avid Red Sox fan. But most of all her love and passion were her children and grandchildren and her one and only great-grandson was very important to her. She was also a big supporter of all their activities.Besides her husband, Louise is survived by her daughters: Paula Jean Manzi and Vincent Vanluvender of West Charlestown, VT; Lauri Ann Thompson and her husband Daniel J. of Pelham, NH; her son Richard E. Manzi Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Plymouth, NH; sisters: Jean Abel and her husband Richard of Newburyport; Paula Travers and her husband Joseph of Bradford; and Christine Parks of North Andover; her 10 grandchildren: Morgan, Matthew, Mason Manzi and Abigale Vanluvender, Jaclyne Ainlay, Alyssa Dauer, Richard E. Manzi III, Lea Dorothy, Daniel Jr., and Emma Louise Thompson, and her great-grandson Owen Thomas Manzi. Louise is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Funeral Services at Louise's request will be private for the family only. Memorial contributions in her memory are requested to be made to High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire, 301 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 6, Nashua, NH 03054, www.highhopesfoundation.org. Arrangements by the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. For online condolences please visit www.cataudellafh.com.