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Denis McManus

January 29, 1940 — December 9, 2018

Lecanto

Mr. Denis A. McManus, 78, of Lecanto, FL passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Lecanto.  He was born on January 29, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, and is the son of the late John and Grace McManus.

Mr. McManus moved to Citrus County from Plymouth, MI in 2001. He was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club.  Throughout his life he enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, golfing, and playing the piano.  He would often be seen playing Elton John music while his daughters sat next to him singing along.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McManus; a son, John McManus and his wife Tonya of Howell, MI; two daughters, Karen LaFrance and her husband Kenneth of Tampa, FL and Alison Schellie and her husband Michael of Williamston, MI; a brother, Bruce McManus of Media, PA; as well as seven grandchildren, Joshua, Lauren, Ashley, Brianna, Ethan, Anthony and Elizabeth.

Denis spent nearly 45 years in the insurance industry where, along with his partners Kirkland Kohn and Richard Raisin of Plymouth, MI, built C.L. Finlan & Son into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Michigan.  Denis retired in 2001 as the company’s president.

In his personal life Denis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather; a man who would do anything to help his family and friends. He was never far from his beloved wife whom he adored and often said, if he died tomorrow, he would have been the happiest person on Earth.  His affection also extended to his canine family members and toward the end even as he had trouble remembering important people and events, a visit from one of his grand-doggies always made him happy.

Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL.

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