TIGHE--Joseph M. 76 of Darien, CT, died Sunday, March 2. Born June 9, 1937 in Yonkers, NY, Joe raised six children in NY/CT with his wife, Elaine, of 51 years. An Iona College basketball player, Goal Club founder, Hall of Fame inductee and Continental League football player. He held key management positions at RJR Nabisco, Heublein and Guinness. Upon retirement, Joe was a successful entrepreneur in the beverage industry. Winged Foot Golf Club was his home away from home. Joe is survived by his wife Elaine and children Julie Carrabino (Joe), Jill Kelly (Joe), Joe Tighe, Jr (Sabrina), Joy Cummiskey (James), Jayne Jepsen (Christian), Jeana Roche (Kevin) and 20 grandchildren. He cherished family and friends above all and will be forever in our hearts. Services: Gallagher Funeral Home, Greenwich, CT, Thursday March 6th 6-8pm, Friday March 7th 2-4pm and 6-8pm; Mass at the Church of St. Augustine, Larchmont, NY, on Saturday March 8th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Joe Tighe Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund at Iona College.
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 6, 2014