Georgeann Manville, 61, invented drain catch-all
Georgeann K. Manville, 61, of Roxbury, died May 9 at her home. The cause was cancer.
She worked in accounting and management in the restaurant industry.
She was the inventor of the Manville Drain Catch-all, an industrial drain insert, and the co-owner of the manufacturing facility in California where it was produced. She was also the owner of a floral shop in Ojia, Calif., where she lived for many years.
She was a gardener, loved her animals and was a collector of 20th century Americana.
She is survived by her brother, Mark Edward Manville, of Southbury; a nephew, Chet Mitchell, of Colrain, Mass., and his children, Martha and Matthew; her niece, Lenora Mitchell Kenney, of Woodbury, and her children, Mitchell and Gelia; and many close friends and relatives. She was predeceased by her sister, Arleen Manville Mitchell, of Southbury.
A memorial service will take place May 19 at 1 p.m. in the pavilion at Hurlburt Park, Apple Lane, Roxbury.
The Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Yale-New Haven Children's Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven CT 06508-9979 or by visiting www.ynhh.org/yale-new-haven-childrens-hospital/donate.