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Thomas Edward Kearney

Thomas Edward Kearney

Thomas Edward Kearney, born in Norwalk, CT on April 29, 1930, entered into eternal rest on October 6, 2012. He attended St. Mary's Parochial School and Benjamin Franklin Junior High School, both in Norwalk, CT.
He graduated from Norwalk Senior High School in 1947 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps April 12, 1948. He was a career Marine and a veteran of the Korean War. After the war he served as an instructor and assistant academic chief for supply and logistic operations. He was part of the First Marine Division (Korea), Second Marine Division (Camp LeJeune, NC), and during the Vietnam War he served as support troops in the First Marine Air Wing (Iwakuni, Japan), retiring June 30, 1968. He was transferred to the Fleet Marine Force Reserve for an additional ten years. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant in the field of supply and logistics operations. He joined the Hat City Detachment, Marine Corps League and served as commandant for three years and president of the Danbury Council of Veterans for two years.
He is survived by his wife Sally Hyatt-Kearney, former wife Barbara Scofield, and 10 children: Cathe Kearney of Danbury, NH, Barbara Browne of Naugatuck, Thomas Kearney Jr. and his wife Karen of Bristol, Mary Beth Bette and her husband Stephen of Spring Mount, PA, Kenneth Kearney and his wife Elizabeth of Morris, John Kearney and his wife Barbara of Wolcott, Theresa Kearney of Franklin, NH, Sharon Kearney-Pierwola of Southbury, Veronica (Sam) Jensen and her husband Edwin of Phoenix, AZ, Sandra Kearney of Wolcott, 36 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 11 brothers and 2 sisters, and 30 nieces and nephews. In addition, two brothers are predeceased.
He was an avid model airplane builder and radio-controlled flier. He had a life-long relationship with the P-38 (W.W.II) fighter plane and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Donations can be made to the in his name.
He will be cremated and buried in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. There will be no calling hours. A graveside military ceremony will be held at Wooster Cemetery, Section 5 on October 20, 2012 at 2pm.
Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Hour on Oct. 10, 2012
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