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Barbara A. (Ladd) Manca

August 23, 1947 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Barbara Manca Obituary

Barbara A. Manca, a longtime Beacon resident passed away peacefully on November 15, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family; at the age of 76. She was born on August 23, 1947 in Tarrytown, NY, daughter of the late Porter & Anne (Galba) Ladd.

In 1965, Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Robert ‘Butch’ Conrad; they had a daughter together, Sharon Conrad Burns. Butch died in 1976. On  May 15, 1981, she  married the love of her life, Robert ‘Butch’ Manca, they also had a daughter together, Kristen Manca.

She worked for many years at the Tree Preservation in Elmsford, NY, then The Bank of New York in Tarrytown, NY; before moving to Beacon, she worked for McElduff Landscaping in Beacon and later retired. She enjoyed knitting and crafts.

Barbara loved her family so much; she always celebrated each & every one of their accomplishments and milestones. She was the biggest cheerleader at recitals and ballgames for her grandchildren. She loved the holidays and always made them extra special; Christmas was her favorite.

Along with her devoted husband of 42-years of marriage, Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Sharon (James) Burns and Kristen Manca (David Thompson). Her seven grandchildren, all whom she loved dearly: Adam, Haley, Leandra, Israel, Joseph, Amari and Major; and her beloved dog Blue. She is also survived by her one brother, William Ladd; and several nieces, nephews & friends.

Along with her first husband, Barbara was predeceased by her two brothers, John and Robert Ladd.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, New York. Memorial & Interment will be private at the discretion of her family. The Family has asked for memorial donations to be made in Barbara’s memory to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538; the ASPCA was always dear to Barbara’s heart. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:   

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