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Joseph Michael McGivney

AGE: 91 • Wilmington, DE

Joseph Michael McGivney joined the love of his life, Peg, in heaven on Monday, April 25, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manhattan to his parents, Margaret and Michael McGivney on March 20, 1925, he went on to be a Tin Can Sailor, loving father, Ad Exec, and weather enthusiast.

He graduated with honors from Bishop Loughlin Memorial in Brooklyn and attended City College of New York. As a proud member of the Greatest Generation, he served in the United States Navy on the USS Hickox as a Striker, a Radioman and participated in the largest naval fight in history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He returned from service to New York in February of 1946.

Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Margaret 'Peg' Driscoll and married on September 30, 1950 at the Church of the Good Shepard in the Bronx. They began their family in New York in 1951 eventually moving their burgeoning family to Wilmington. Joe worked for DuPont as an Advertising Writer and Executive, retiring in 1984.

Passionate about his heritage he was integral in the start and growth of the Ulster Project of Delaware. He shared with his family his love of history, reading, and all things Irish and he leaves us with the honor of being the oldest male McGivney in his family.

He is survived by his brother, Bill and his sister, Pat of New York; and his five children; Kathy (Dan), Patty (John), Kevin, Tom (Patty), Billy (Lisa), his grandchildren; Ryan, Caitlin, Tim, Laura, Bob, Shea, Connor, Eric, Taylor, Brendan, Brigid and Liam as well as two great grandchildren; Keira and Sean. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Peg, his granddaughter, Megan, his sister, Anne, his brother, Jack and his daughter-in-law, Cyndy.

The family would like to thank "Joe's darlings" Lois, Chastity and Dodie. Your care and love for him will never be forgotten. You will always be a part of our family.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Monday, May 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd. at 10 AM. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory can be made to the Ulster Project of Delaware,

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2016
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