Obituary of Thomas Joesph Geraghty
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom J Geraghty on June 26, 2022, from complications of kidney cancer. Tom was born October 19, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, the oldest of 7 children. During his youth, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and afterward ended up in Palatine, Illinois. After attending Marquette University, Tom and his first wife moved to Connecticut in 1976 where Tom had a successful career in computer sales, even briefly starting his own company, Geraghty Computer. In 1990, Tom and his second wife, Barbara, moved to Darien, CT where he resided until his passing on Libby Lane.
Along with his passions for technology and life-long learning, Tom was an active member of the Stamford Yacht Club for many years. He loved to sail and spent many happy days at the helm of his beloved, Impetuous, as well as on racing crews that traversed the East Coast. He was also active in The Noroton Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder, Decan, and as a volunteer sound technician.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Audrey and Tom , his beloved second wife Barbara Geraghty, brother Brian, and sister Lisa. He is survived by his loving children Brian (Ashley), Tom (Katy), and Maureen, ex wife Barbara, four (almost five) grandchildren, James, Colin, Meg Geraghty and Gavin Connolly, sisters Diane (Steve) and Deidre(Tom), brothers Kevin (Debbie) and Jeff (Nancy), and numerous nieces and nephews. His family and friends will always remember him as a stoic, kind, and generous person, and he will be extremely missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pivot Ministries in Bridgeport, CT or the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital.
A Memorial Service for Tom will be held at Noroton Presbyterian Church 2011 Post Road in Darien August 5th at 4 p.m. with a reception at the church hall following.