Georgeann K. Manville, 61, of Roxbury, died May 9 at her home. The cause was cancer.

She was born May 31, 1951, in Waterbury, to the late Howard H. Manville, and Bertha Normal Manville, of Southbury. She was educated in the Southbury school system and in California.

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