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New Canaan Resident
Stephen Patrick Sheridan, Sr., 76, of New Canaan, CT, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Stephen was born in New Canaan on August 18, 1936 to the late John B. and Mary Josephine Mullarkey Sheridan.
Stephen was a graduate of New Canaan High School Class of 1955. His academic achievements and his football ability earned him college scholarship opportunities; however, he chose employment in the family business, John B. Sheridan and Son Plumbing and Heating. Stephen was licensed in his trade before he earned a drivers' license. He became a union member in 1970 and was a member of Local 311, 173, and 777 of CT, serving a term as President.
Mr. Sheridan fulfilled his military obligation as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, serving two years active duty in Fort Bragg, NC, and completing his term in 1964.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eagles, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had a great passion for horses and rode as a young man for New Canaan Mounted Troop.
Mr. Sheridan leaves his son Stephen P. Sheridan, Jr., of New Canaan, his daughter Caroline Brooke Sheridan of Berthoud, CO; his good friend, Sheila Nicholson of New Port Richey, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Brenda Lahey Sheridan; his daughter, Lisa Gray Sheridan; his siblings: John Jr., Daniel, William, Edmund, Ann, and Peter. He also leaves his former wife Dorothy Hemmings-Bassett of Cape Cod.
Visitation will be Thursday, 4-7pm at Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St, New Canaan, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, 10am at St. Aloysius Church, with the interment to follow at St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
For on-line condolences and directions please visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Hour on Feb. 19, 2013