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Bernard McGeady, Honored WWII Vet

Westport resident and World War II veteran Bernard X. "Mac" McGeady died Tuesday at The Watermark in Bridgeport. He was 85.

McGeady, husband of the late Lee O'Connor McGeady, was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Brooklyn and was a resident of Westport for 58 years.

McGeady served in the battle in northern France with the 262nd infantry, 66th division, and received the Combat Infantry Badge on Feb. 14, 1945.

A lawyer, he was a founding partner of the law firm of Toren, McGeady and Associates in New York City. He retired in 2008.

After receiving an undergraduate degree in engineering from Manhattan College, McGeady earned a master's in engineering from New York University. He went on to earn a law degree from St. John's University. He was a member of the New York Bar Association and was licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.

Mcgeady was an avid Boston College football fan. He was a 60-year member of Assumption Church, where he served as a lector for 40 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Meg Sagendorf and her husband Brad of Shelton, Elizabeth O'Brien and her husband Christopher of Greenwich, and Leona Yin and her husband Daniel of Westport; three sons, Brian O. McGeady and his wife Diane of Fairfield, Richard H. McGeady and his wife Mary of Fairfield, and Kieran F. McGeady of Allen, Tex.; 16 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, Lee, who died in 2009, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Kathleen, his brother John McGeady and sisters Agnes McLaughlin and Mary Tully.

A Mass was held Friday morning at Assumption Church in Westport and was followed by interment with full military honors at Assumption Cemetery in the Greens Farms section of Westport.

Contributions in memory of McGeady may be made to Assumption Church.

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