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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bernard X. “Mac” McGeady, 85

Bernard X. “Mac” McGeady, 85, of Westport, husband of the late Lee (O’Connor) McGeady, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28 at The Watermark, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, surrounded by his family.

Mr. McGeady was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Bernard and Sarah (O’Donnell) McGeady and has been a resident of Westport 58 years.

He was a founding partner in the law firm of Toren, McGeady and Associates P.C. in New York City, retiring in 2008.

Mr. McGeady received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Manhattan College and his Masters in Engineering from New York University. He went on to earn a law degree from St. John’s University

Mr. McGeady was a member of the New York Bar Association and was licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.

Mr. McGeady was an avid Boston College football fan and a 60-year member of Assumption Church where he served for 40 years as a lector.

Mr. McGeady is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the battle in northern France with the 262nd infantry, 66th division and receiving the Combat Infantry Badge on Feb. 14, 1945.

Mr. McGeady was predeceased on July 16, 2009, by his wife,  Lee, of 59 years. He was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Kathleen, his brother John McGeady and sisters Agnes McLaughlin and Mary Tully.

He is survived by three daughters, Meg Sagendorf and her husband Brad of Shelton; Elizabeth O’Brien and her husband Christopher of Greenwich; Leona Yin and her husband Daniel of Westport; three sons, Brian O. McGeady and his wife Diane of Fairfield; Richard H. McGeady and his wife Mary, of Fairfield; Kieran F. McGeady of Allen, Texas, 16 grandchildren, Martin and Nora Sagendorf, Sean, Kyle and Megan McGeady, Harrison, Molly, Patrick, Brenna, and Riley McGeady, Connor and Rory O’Brien, Claire, Emily, Charlotte, and Liam Yin, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. meeting directly at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment with full military honors will follow in Assumption Cemetery, Greens Farms.

Contributions in memory of Mr. McGeady may be made to Assumption Church.

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