Dale J. McManaman, 83, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Dale J. McManaman, 83, of St. Anthony’s Apartments, Watertown, and formerly of Dexter, passed away Feb. 1, 2022, at his home.

Born Sept. 6, 1938, in Glen Park, a son of John and Frances (Carr) McManaman, he graduated from Brownville-Glen Park Central School.

Dale served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged.

On Sept. 4, 1968, he married Cynthia A. Liscomb at Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville. The marriage ended in divorce.

Dale was employed by various contractors in the area until he became a self -employed carpenter in Dexter. He was very proud of his carpentry and was certified in the use of dynamite.

He was a member of the American Legion in Sackets Harbor. From 1966 to 1970, he was a member of the Antwerp Drum and Bugle Corp.

He enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, driving his car and the New York Yankees.

Dale was a good joke teller, he delivered one liner’s, like a professional comedian.

He was a proud grandfather of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dale is survived by two sons, Shawn (Heather), Watertown, and Jason (Katie), Dexter; two daughters, Tonia McManaman, Lockport, IL, and Kris McManaman-Jiles, Antwerp; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael McManaman, Sackets Harbor; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Paul, Roger, Leo, Bernard John, sisters, Rosemary Moulton, Madelyn Favret, Barbara Decker, his significant other of more than 20 years, until her death, Jean Simmons, and Lydia the cat, his constant companion of 22 years.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

A private burial will be held in the future.

Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.

Online condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com