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George Cahill Obituary
CAHILL, GEORGE J. George J. Cahill of Branford entered into eternal rest at home on June 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. George was born in New York City on January 23, 1929, son of the late George A. and Anna Bracken Cahill, and was raised in New Haven. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Sally Tracey Cahill. He is also survived by his sons, George (Jackie) Cahill Jr. of Branford; Robert (Isabelle) Cahill of Uxbridge, MA; Stephen (Gina) Cahill of Hamden; Michael (Sandra) Cahill of Guilford; and his daughter, Kathleen (Andrew) Omicioli of West Warwick, RI. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Ann Marie Eaton; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Cahill. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a conductor for the New Haven Railroad, General Chairman for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, International Vice-President of the United Transportation Union and a Metro-North conductor. He served as an Alderman from the City Point neighborhood of the City of New Haven; was appointed a member of the Connecticut Transportation Authority by Governor John Dempsey, and was appointed Chairman of the Connecticut Public Transportation Authority by Governor Ella Grasso. He was one of the 84 delegates of the Connecticut Constitutional Convention that revised the current Connecticut Constitution in 1965. He will always be remembered for the many people he helped to find employment on the Railroad, his love of animals, his quick humor, and his love and concern for his family and friends. The family wishes to thank his wonderful neighbors in Pawson Park and especially his grandson, Brian, who helped provide him with such compassionate care during his final days. George’s funeral will leave the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, Friday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10:00. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. Friends may call Thursday evening from 4 to 8 PM. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on June 4, 2014
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