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Thomas Joseph McGreevy

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Thomas Joseph McGreevy
formerly of Lowell, MA

ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- Thomas Joseph McGreevy was born 18 January 1928 and died 11 November 2012 at Hospice Atlanta on Veteran's Day. A Georgian since 1961, Tom was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas H. and Mary A. (Whelton) McGreevy.

He graduated in 1944 from Keith Academy in Lowell, a Catholic all-boys high school staffed by the Xaverian Brothers. Early in 1952, he married Doris Word of Brooklyn, who survives him. He had a distinguished career with the U.S. Army retiring in 1974. He then moved to Atlanta as Training Officer for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He was appointed GBI Deputy Director in January 1976, managing the Investigative Division until November 1981 and the Georgia Crime Information Center until his second retirement in 1993.

His seven children survive him: Patricia Snow of Lilburn, Georgia; Eileen Bennett of Salem, Oregon; Thomas (Cynthia) of Norcross, Georgia; Brian of Decatur, Georgia; Dennis (Elizabeth) of Atlanta, Georgia; Kevin (Valerye) of Lexington, Georgia; and Mary (Scott) Free of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his brother, John McGreevy of Nashua, New Hampshire; as well as 10 nieces and nephews.

He was a founding member of St. Francis de Sales, the traditional Latin parish of the Atlanta Archdiocese. MCGREEVY -- His funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend Father Joel Kiefer, FSSP, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Mableton, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, followed by burial at the Georgia National Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday at Patterson's Oglethorpe Hill with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 13, 2012
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