EGAN, JEROME P., 68, of Glen Avenue died Wednesday at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle against lymphoma. He was the husband of Alma T. (Lavallee) Egan. Born in Providence, a son of the late Francis and Mary (Mulvey) Egan, he was a resident of Cranston and Snug Harbor. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy, received a B.A and M.Ed from Providence College and a M.S. in Labor Studies from UMass Amherst. Mr. Egan was an Assistant Executive Director for the National Education Association RI for 23 years before retiring this year. He was a tenacious legend in the labor community working tirelessly as a champion for workers' rights. He was also a teacher of History and Law at Cumberland High School for 28 years. Mr. Egan served as union president for Cumberland teachers and NEARI staff for many years. Mr. Egan also served as a State Representative from former District 28 in Edgewood and Pawtuxet for 10 years and was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Besides his wife, he leaves 2 daughters, Stephanie A. Egan and her husband Kevan McAleer of Cranston; Susan Egan Cromie and her husband Daniel of Stamford, CT; 1 son, Sean P. Egan and his wife Michele of New York, NY. He was the cherished Papa of Katie, Liam and Jack Cromie and Rowan and Ryah Egan. He was the brother of Kevin Egan of Warwick, Patricia Simonelli of Providence, John Egan of North Providence, and the late Francis and Edmund Egan. His funeral will be Saturday at 8:00 am from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael Church 239 Oxford St., Providence at 9 am. Calling Hours Friday 3-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to St. Michael Church or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 will be appreciated. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Condolences please visit www.trainorfh.com.
Published in The Providence Journal from September 13 to September 14, 2012