Joseph T. Brophy
1933 - 2019
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Sunapee NH: Joseph Thomas Brophy FSA, MAAA, EA passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 25, 2019 in Hanover, NH surrounded by his family. A beloved patriarch, Joe was born in NYC at Women's Hospital on October 25, 1933, the son of Joseph Richard Brophy and Mary Kate Mitchell with siblings: late Margaret Patricia (John Capitano) and Maureen Elizabeth Brophy. Joe is survived by the love of his life and bride of 62 years, Carole Ann Johnson and five children: Thomas Joseph (Jane Montgomery), David William (Mary Kay Klem), Patricia Jeanne (Gary Shottes), Maureen Ann (Michael O'Loughlin), and Kathleen Marie (Mark Fish), niece Francesca Capitano (Ralph Madalena), late nephew John Capitano and by 14 grandchildren, 1 grand niece and 2 great grandchildren. Joe had a distinguished career in information technology. He served as President of Travelers Insurance Company. He led the transformation of information technology at Travelers Corporation, and across the broader insurance and financial services industries. He received numerous accolades in both the public and private sectors and was awarded the Distinguished Information Sciences Award by the Data Processing Management Association. He was the first recipient of Achievement in Managing Information Technology and was designated one of the 200 most influential people in telemedicine. Joe was a leader in tackling health delivery industry issues, and was co-founder of Workgroup Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the technology arm of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. WEDI has been a leader engaging the healthcare industry to address the most impactful changes of our time, including the National Provider Identifier, ICD-10, health claim attachments, prior authorization and HIPPA. Joe served in active duty with the USMC. He served on numerous boards as well as in trustee positions. He chaired the IT Committee for the Gabelli School of Business at his alma mater, Fordham University. He was a performing bagpiper with St. Patrick's Pipe Band of CT. In 1999 Joe retired with Carole to Sunapee, New Hampshire where he actively pursued his many hobbies including genealogy, astronomy, digital trains, poetry, science and Wikipedia editing. In Sunapee, Joe loved to throw family parties and created wonderful memories. Above all, he was devoted to his wife and family, was adored by his grandchildren and will be missed dearly by all. Services will be private with his immediate family in Sunapee. If you would like to express your condolences please share your memories on legacy.com. Donations in Joe's memory can be made to The Salvation Army or Hospice: https://ctri.salvationarmy.org https://lakesunapeevna.org/giving/donate
Published in Hartford Courant on Jul. 14, 2019.
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March 22, 2020
Joe, you touched my life and maryanne's as well. You always made me feel special and you always had kind words and encouragement.You convinced me that i was better than i realized and i have attained success because of you.I will never forget you and i will always consider you to be one of my closest friends. It was a great honor to have known you.

All our love to you,
and our deepest condolences to Carol and your entire family.

Maryanne and Daniel Sirois
August 24, 2019
Joe Brophy was a kind and thoughtful friend. His kindness and generosity helped me and many of my friends in the piping community throughout our lives. I will forever be grateful to Joe and Carol and their wonderful family for their many kind deeds and for being some of the finest people I have ever known. May we all find comfort in having the privioledge of knowing Joe Brophy.
Donald F. Lindsay, Invermark College of Piping
Donald F. Lindsay
August 14, 2019
Sorry to hear this news, he will be missed. Mr Brophy was always a great supporter of my acting career. Brian Gildea(Artie Gildeas son)
Brian Gildea
Family
July 24, 2019
I was so sad to learn the joe brophy had passed away. Georgette and l will always remember the kindness he showed to both of us. Joe hired me and taught me how to be a CIO. And I become the CIO at Lincoln. It was because off his wisdom and technology insight that I became a success. Joe was a great leader and I will always remember him.
robert malik
Coworker
July 17, 2019
I will always remember you Joe, walking with your bag pipes on 109th st. God Speed up were one in a million a credit to your family.
Patsy Boyle Hagner
July 16, 2019
My condolences to the family. Joe was a true visionary who placed Travelers at the top in technology among all insurance companies for decades. The first time I met Joe, I was only in my twenties with responsibility to eliminate the last non IBM system. I had to report to him each week and I was scared to death. I was a junior manager and he was CIO and tough. How brilliant of him to show his commitment to his vision. Joe taught us all so much. Joe was influential in my career for many years and I will always be grateful for his support of a female in management. I am sad for your loss. Maureen Hesney
July 14, 2019
My condolences to the Brophy family. I will always remember Joe for his generosity and support early in my career. Joe was a very accomplished professional and and he and Carol raised a truly wonderful family. RIP

Jim Maloney
July 14, 2019
I have fond memories of Joe as a visionary leader at Travelers. He was far ahead of his time. He had a great and inquiring mind and could turn this into results. My sympathy to Joe's family.
Edward Soboleski
July 14, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Carole and family upon the passing of Joseph Brophy.
Sincerely,
Ilse Nigro
July 14, 2019
Ilse Nigro
July 13, 2019
EDward McClain
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