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John J. McGarry

November 24, 1923 June 19, 2019
John J. McGarry
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John J. McGarry, age 95, of Stratford, beloved husband of Frances (McGovern) McGarry, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Mr. McGarry was born November 24, 1923 in New Haven, son of the late Henry and Mary (Kelly) McGarry and had been a lifelong area resident.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II, a graduate of New York University and was a retired woodshop teacher for Bunnell High School. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and NY Giant fan. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, golfing, reading his daily "NY Times" cover to cover and was an all-around handyman who could fix anything.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his daughter, Lynn Atkins; granddaughter, Chloe Atkins and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Gail McGarry.


Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Mark Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford.

Interment with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull, CT.

Friends may visit with his family before Mass time from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the ASPCA, 359 Spring Hill Rd, Monroe, CT 06468, https://www.aspca.org/donate.

For further details or to leave condolences, please visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

24

Jun

9:00 AM 6/24/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6/24/2019 10:30:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

24

Jun

11:00 AM 6/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saint Mark Church,

500 Wigwam Lane
Stratford, CT 06614

Saint Mark Church,
500 Wigwam Lane Stratford 06614 CT
United States

Interment with Full Military Honors

Monday

24

Jun

12:30 PM 6/24/2019 12:30:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Daniels Farm Rd.
Trumbull, CT 06611

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Daniels Farm Rd. Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

ASPCA

PO Box 96929
Washington, DC 20090-6929
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