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SHERIDAN, Atty. Thomas P.

Attorney Thomas P. Sheridan, 62, of Glastonbury, beloved husband of Nancy A. (Milewski) Sheridan, passed away peacefully Monday, (July 4, 2011) at St. Francis Hospital after fighting a yearlong battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Patricia (White) Sheridan. Tom spent his childhood in East Hartford, graduating from George Penney High School in 1967. He then went on to serve in the United States Army from 1968-1971 where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. During his service to our Country, Tom received the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation. When he returned home from Vietnam, he attended Manchester Community College, advanced to Amherst College, graduating with a BA degree in Political Science. Tom continued his education at Suffolk University in Boston, where he achieved his Juris Doctorate Degree. Tom began his career as a practicing attorney in 1978, and was a longtime partner with the law firm of Dwyer, Sheridan, and Fitzgerald in Glastonbury. In addition to practicing law, he also served as House Clerk and later Senate Clerk for the Connecticut General Assembly. As a resident of Glastonbury, Tom was involved for many years with the Glastonbury Youth Football Association and later with the Glastonbury High School Friends of Football organization. He recently received the Contribution to Football Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame for his lifelong commitment to youth football. Along with his wife Nancy, Tom will be fondly remembered by his loving family, two sons, Kevin and Brett, whom he loved dearly; two brothers and their spouses, Philip J. and Kathleen , Peter J. and Kimberly. In addition, Tom leaves his sister-in-law, Suzanne Sheridan of Colchester; and many nieces. Along with his parents, Tom was predeceased by a brother, Michael F. Sheridan.
Funeral procession will be held Friday, July 8, 2011at 11 a.m. from the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Tom's life at 12 p.m. in St. Dunstan's Church, 1345 Manchester Rd., Glastonbury. Interment will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery (Section X), 1 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield, with full military honors. Tom's family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home, Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Tom's memory to St. Francis Hospital, attn: hematology/oncology dept., 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06015, in gratitude for the compassionate care extended. To extend online condolences or for further information, please visit farleysullivan.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on July 6, 2011
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