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Abigail Lee “Abby” Manuel

June 21, 1980 - September 26, 2021

Abigail Lee “Abby” Manuel, age 41, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 26, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 21, 1980, she was a daughter of Larry Lee and Linda Lee (Fox) Manuel. Abby was a 1998 graduate of Padua Academy and held several positions in the banking industry. She loved spending time with her niece and nephew, shopping, watching crime-based television shows, and making people laugh. Abby’s gift to the world was her ability to make people feel special. Whether it was a funny story or a hilariously exaggerated recount of events, she loved to be able to put a smile on someone’s face. Abby loved dogs and was enjoying the company of her puppy, Theo, who patiently waited to sit in her lap and cover her with kisses.

Abby was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gene and Gwendolyn Manuel and Francis and Florence Fox. She is survived by her parents, Larry and Linda Manuel of Bear; sister, Laura L. Manuel Patton (Jay) of Fenwick Island; niece and nephew, Brooke Lee Patton and Andrew “AJ” Patton, both of Fenwick Island; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Abby’s memory to an organization Abby was fond of and supported, Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE, 19713 or to The Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037-1830.

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9 Condolences for Abigail Lee “Abby” Manuel

  • To the Manuel Family I am sorry for the loss of your daughter, Abby. I hope that you find comfort knowing that she is at peace. My condolences to you and your family. Lisa Frank

  • Larry and Linda and Family — So sorry to hear about Abby’s passing. May you find peace knowing she is at peace. Blessings, Carmen Knox

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jean

  • Larry and Linda,
    I am so saddened to hear of Abby’s passing. I will always remember her for her big, beautiful smile! I pray you find some measure of comfort knowing she is at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Ann

  • Larry & Linda:
    Very sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you during this difficult time. You & your family
    Will be in my prayers.
    Mary Henderson-Johnson

  • Larry, Linda and family. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Abby. We hope you find comfort in knowing others have you in their thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Judy and Steve

  • Christine and I are extremely sorry for you for the loss of your daughter. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember Abby as a happy young lady. I hope that you find comfort in the sad time.

  • Linda and Larry, please accept my condolences on the loss of your daughter, Abby. I pray that you are able to find comfort in the memories of the time that you had with her. May the Lord bless and keep you. Mike Johnson