COS COB, Conn. - John Michael McNamee of Cos Cob died Saturday, Nov. 1. He was 76.
McNamee was born Sept. 30, 1938, in Greenwich, to Sarah and John McNamee. He received a full scholarship to Iona Prep. He earned an accounting degree from Providence College and was a member of the United State Army Reserve.
After graduation and establishing his own family in Cos Cob, he accepted a business manager position at The Greenwich Drug Store. He worked his way to co-owner of the town landmark. When the store closed in 1986, he expanded his accounting practice. He was active in numerous local organizations and committees, including the Greenwich Catholic School system's Home School Association (serving terms as president and treasurer), the GPD Emerald Society, the Knights of Columbus, the Greenwich RTM, and several town parishes.
McNamee is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Kathleen McNamee, Sharon (Kent) Fawcett, Margaret (Tony) Verrico and John M. (Tanya) McNamee Jr.; step children, Eric Blake, Meredith Blake and Michael (Masha) Blake; siblings, Nancy O'Leary, Catherine Zupkus, Mary McNamee, Connie (Polly) McNamee; many grandchildren; a great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Friday, Nov. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Sons , 31 Arch St. in Greenwich. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at St. Mary Church, 178 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Karen , 118 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560 in memory of Jack's grandson, Ian Verrico.
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