Gail B. McManus, a former East Hampton resident who moved to Florida with her husband, James McManus, 22 years ago, died at home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., on March 1 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 63, and had been ill for 15 years.
Although wheelchair-bound and on oxygen, Ms. McManus was creative around her house and enjoyed having friends over to dinner, her sister, Linda Palmer of East Hampton, said. Family and friends were important to her. She loved Bingo, and would always take food to share with friends.
Born in Yonkers, N.Y., on July 14, 1953, Ms. McManus was a daughter of Oliver A. Beckwith and the former Marie Caggana. She attended school in Yonkers. In 1969, she and Russell William Field were married and settled in East Hampton. The marriage ended in divorce.
She and Mr. McManus were married in 1985. The couple moved to Sharon Springs in upstate New York, where they lived until moving to Barefoot Bay.
Besides her husband and sister, three daughters, Theresa Young and Patricia McManus of Barefoot Bay and Michelle Cadger of East Hampton, survive. A stepson, Barry McManus of Pennsylvania, and nine grandchildren also survive. Another sister, Carol Bradley, died before her.
Ms. McManus was cremated; no service was held.