Death Notice: Anthony Manley (Mr.O)

The death has occurred on Monday, April 9, 2012 of Anthony Manley of The Square, Millstreet. Beloved husband of Ursula [Nee Gleeson] Father of Denis, Maura [Daly], Freda [Creed], and Clara. Rosary at Manley’s Funeral Home tonight at 9:30pm. Reposing at Manley’s Funeral Home, Millstreet Tuesday evening from 7pm, followed by removal at 9:30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Funeral Mass Wednesday at 2pm, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Anthony was of course known to most as Mr.O, the tailor in the Square, as well as being the undertaker in Millstreet for many years. May he rest in peace.

Tommy O’Connor and Mr O at Millstreet Pitch & Putt


16 thoughts on “Death Notice: Anthony Manley (Mr.O)”

  1. So sad to hear about the passing of “Mr O”. I always enjoyed my visits to his tailoring establishment when I was young. I could give him a sketch of a garment I would have him make and walla I had a unique garment. He was so talented. Some of you will remember the fashion shows that he put on of his creations. Later when I returned to Millstreet visiting my family I was always a welcome visitor at his store. He will be missed.

  2. We all have treasured memories of Anthony whose knowledge of Millstreet was so wonderfully impressive. We recall how with fellow tailor experts Jerry Kavanagh and John “Sing” O’Sullivan he produced the very finest of garments, suits and the like to the very highest standard. As a devoted family man and one so interested in sport, Anthony was inspiring. He helped so many international visitors over the years to locate the final resting place of their ancestors who were buried in Drishane and West End Cemeteries. We shall all miss this true gentleman of the Square, Millstreet whose friendliness and approachability were recognised by so many. Having been a neighbour up to 2003 I feel truly privileged to have had the Manley Family just up the street as such true and genuine Friends and ever-obliging superb Neighbours. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  3. From the far off green hills of the Basque country, the passing of our dear uncle Mr O brings tears to our eyes. I sincerely hope that the tributes found here will be of some comfort to Ursula, and to Denis, Maura, Freda Clara and grandchildren, and to his remaining siblings Betsy and John. As a child, it seemed to me that Mr O had his finger on the pulse of everything that went on in Millstreet and its hinterland, and the stories which emanated from such knowledge, delivered in his formidable style would have people in stitches in the tailor shop, or in McCarthy’s bar across the road. It was there I had my last drink with him on the day my own father, his brother Mick was buried. As we sat there in reflective silence someone was talking about a recent trip to Cuba, remarking on how interesting it was to have visited the last remaining communist country in the world. As the unchallenged traveller prepared to take his leave, Mr O tapped him on the shoulder and, quietly into his ear said, Albania!
    Thanks for everything Mr O, you will be sadly missed.
    Barry Manley

  4. So sorry to hear this news. Whenever I went home on vacations,a visit with “Mister O” and John Sing was always most enjoyable. I want to offer my condolences to the Manley Family.

  5. I have just noticed this morning the sad passing of “Mr O” and wish to express my condolences and those of my sister Patricia to his family and especially to his sister Betsy who was such a close sister of our aunt Margaret Murphy (RIP). Mr O did the funeral arrangements for Margaret in January 1989 after she died suddenly in New York and then six months later for her sister Ellie and we will not forget his kindness to our mother Johanna at that time.

    I wonder if many people remember Mr O playing in goals for the Millstreet Junior hurling team back in the 1960’s. I can remember him playing in a match in Banteer. He was one of those keepers for whom the motto was “Thou shalt not pass” ! God bless him

    Freddy O’Connor

  6. Dear Ursula, Denis, Maura, Freda Clara and grandchildren,

    I spent my summers from London in and around Millstreet always staying with Mr O and Ursula, cycling back and forth to Betsy in Rathmore. It was a happy simple time and Mr O will be dreadfully missed. Dad (John) should be with you all by now, I just wish it was upon a happier note.

    Michelle Bates (Nee Manley) <email>

  7. To the family of Mr. O and his Millstreet friends,
    I am saddened by the news of his passing and offer the condolences of our family in the New York area and Florida. Mr. O always greeted us in McCarthy’s Bar whenever we visited home. Visiting Millstreet will truly be bittersweet this summer, as both its great ambassador and our favorite public house will have passed into our fond memories.
    Dan Dennehy
    Cortlandt Manor, NY

  8. Dear Manley Family My condolences .I`m so sorry to hear of your loss I was at the hospital
    in Cork on the 4th and met your daughter from carrigaline who was there to see dad, I knew Tony for the last 30 years I sell music outside your house on horse fairday.I have Diabetes my self at least Mr O did not suffer to long may he rest in peace…………

  9. Dear Ursula and Family. Our love and prayers are with you on this sad occasion. I still rememberFr Din Joe’s First Mass breakfast. It was held at home. In the afternoon a young lad was asked to dress in the outfit of the Millstreet Pipe Band. In came Anthony who was made to stand on the table with the pipes touching the ceiling and he started playing. In a small room the noise was mindblowing. The crac was always good with Anthony. With this picture in my mind I will never forget him.
    May he rest in the peace of Christ and rise with Him in glory
    Jeni and Tony Cashman
    Farnham Surrey

  10. Margaret and I send our deepest condolences to Aunt Ursula, Denis, Maura, Freda and Clara and family on the passing of Uncle Tony. As children I and my siblings always looked forward to a visit to Millstreet, where life seemed to begin sometime after 7 pm. Uncle Tony was obviously a well known man in the town as the shop door bell was always ringing or people would just come into the house. It was a constant buzz of activity. Sing was Uncle Tony’s side-kick and neither were short of a story or yarn. Our daughters felt the same as they grew up with annual visits to Millstreet and late night drives back to Cork. I remember being locked into a pub for the first time in my life with uncle Tony, I will have a drink to his memory.

  11. On behalf of my Family I would like to thank everyone from my Cousins, Friends and Neighbours who have sent on such kind messages and lovely memories of Dad in the last few days. It was wonderful to hear accounts of my Dad that I did not know or had forgotten about.I would also like to thank everyone who attended the Rosary, Removal or Funeral Mass. It was greatly appreciated by my Family especially my Mam.I am sure Dad was looking down on us and was delighted with his send off. I would also like to thank the Doctors and Nursing Staff who looked after Dad over the last two plus years,Our thanks to Joan,Catherine,Eainse and Gobnet for there help and I would also like to thank Dads home help who were always very kind to him.

    PS- Sean great web site and thanks for your kind comments about Dad.

  12. My Condolences to the family of Mr O. His professionalism and kindness when helping with the funerals of my Dad, Dan and Mam, Lily (Justice, Minor Row) was so appreciated and he made sure we all had got a chance to play our part at that sad time. He was a gentleman. I hope he is now enjoying catching up with those who have passed before him. Kind regards Lillian

  13. My condolences to the Manley family. It’s over 30 years since I last saw any of the family when I moved to London with my parents. I went to school with Freda and remember many a fun time in the Manley household.

    I always remener Mr “O” as a very quite unassuming man but there was always a smile in hi eyes, always a welcoming manner.

    My thoughts are with Mrs Manley, Dennis, Maura, Freda and Clara and the whole family.

    warmest regards

    Helene ( formerly of 3 Drishane Road, Millstreet)

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