McNamara Jr, Maitland V.
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Maitland V. McNamara Jr., 86, of Old Lyme passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Mr. McNamara was born on May 18, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT to Maitland McNamara Sr. and Mary Hemson. He married his wife of 63 years, Ramona Watkins, on October 6, 1950 in South Dakota. He honorably served in the Army during World War 2. He was a faithful member of the VFW in Old Lyme; serving as the Chaplain for many years. He was most well known for his avid involvement and support to Lyme-Old Lyme Athletics, affectionately known to many as "Coach Mac."
Mr. McNamara is survived by his loving wife Ramona McNamara, two daughters Gail Griswold and her husband Michael Griswold of Cary, NC, Bonnie Russ and her husband Paul Russ of Waterford, and three grandchildren Amanda Russ, Caroline Griswold, and Garrett Russ. He was predeceased by his daughter Beth Alane McNamara.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, Old Lyme. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11 AM in Christ the King Church, Old Lyme. Burial will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme.
Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes, directions, and more service information.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maitland's memory to the VFW Post in Old Lyme.
Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 17, 2014