CONNIE (CATHERINE) EGAN MCGLYNN, 95, a former long-term resident of Spanish Lakes Estates in Ft. Pierce, FL and Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on February 22, 2014 in Newburgh, NY. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10AM on Friday, February 28 at St. Mary's Church, 231 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Father Charles Hestin will officiate. A Memorial Service will also be held in the Spring when more of her family will be able to attend and share memories. She will be buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Troy, NY with husband Joseph Egan. Connie was the wife of first husband Joseph P. Egan and second husband Leonard M. McGlynn, both deceased, sister of Thomas C. Egan and Agnes Egan Cassidy living, and of Mary Egan Petersen, John J. Egan and James E. Egan, deceased. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, plus step children. Connie was the second child and daughter of Irish immigrants, Katherine and Thomas Egan. She was born May 18, 1918 at 288 W. 147th St, NY, and the family eventually moved to Queens. Connie first worked for AT&T in NYC in 1936. She later became a civil service employee of the federal government, beginning as a Telephone Operator on Governors Island in 1941 and finishing as a clerk at the VA Hospital, Castle Point, NY in 1953. She then worked for NY Telephone for 31 years, retiring in 1979. Connie and Joseph were married in September 1945 soon after he returned to the states from WWII; he passed away in 1972. She and Leonard were married in 1979; he passed away in 2008. Throughout her life, Connie was an independent, organized, productive, and generous person. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, and bocce. Connie will be missed by her brother, Tom, who enjoyed her companionship for the last 30 years in retirement in Florida; her good friend at Spanish Lakes Estates, Kay Webersinn; and by her sister, Pat (Agnes), who joined them in Florida each winter. Pat was a devoted supporter of Connie during her last days in New York this winter. Her nieces and nephews will continue to fondly recall many memories, including their long- ago visits "upstate" to her Poughkeepsie home with Uncle Joe "Mustard"; the family lore about the monkey Uncle Joe brought home from his army service in Africa; and their many relaxed conversations with Connie and Len while enjoying their company, and a cocktail, in the tranquility of their Florida room at Spanish Lakes Estates. Her family would like to thank the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence staff for the kind, expert care they provided that helped Connie let go of this world and move on to her next life peacefully. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or http://hospiceoforange.com/
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Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 25, 2014