Hamden - Joseph J. Conroy, Jr., 85, of 255 Riverside Dr., husband of Anne Tighe Conroy passed away Thurs., June 15, 2006. He was born in Seymour, CT, Oct. 23, 1920, son of the late Joseph James and Judith Anderson Conroy and he volunteered for the Navy during WW II. Following the war, under the V 12 program, he graduated from Wooster Polytech. He remained in the reserves and was called to Korea, and later stayed in the reserves for twenty years. Mr. Conroy was employed as a Mechanical Engineer for various companies in the New Haven area. He was a member of the Retired Military Officers Association and the USS Wharton Assoc. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Atty. Thomas M. Conroy of Hamden, and Joseph J. and his wife, Heloise Conroy III of Hardwick, MA. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Callahan. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN on Sunday, June 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral service for family and friends will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Greater New Haven Chapter 2, c/o Cosino Melillo, Treasurer, 125 Putnam Avenue, Apt. 104, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Anne, Tom, and Jim: My prayers and deepest sympathy to all during this difficult time. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to come up for the funeral. Over the past few days, I’ve had a lot of memories of Uncle Buddy: Christmas visits, Thanksgivings downstairs with Grammy and Poppy, and the Boston Red Sox. I still like the Yankees. More recently, when we visited Pawley Island and enjoyed talking with Uncle Buddy and Aunt Anne. I always thought he was quiet, until he retired; then started making up for lost time. I remember you visited Garden St. one Christmas holiday after my father died and we looked at old photos trying to figure out who those people were. Doe, Charlotte, Agnes, Shirley, and Patricia Brennan were there also. Everyone was telling stories about their younger days. Kathy and I got a different perspective of our parents and Uncle Buddy after listening to them talk. Stay in touch. Love, Eileen

  2. Dear Tom, I am very sorry for your loss. I’m sure you have many friends to comfort you at this time. Sometimes, people you don’t know well, like me, can keep our mouths shut to give you the opportunity to talk about your loved one without interruption. If you ever want to talk over lunch, just let me know – I’ll be there for you. My deepest sympathy, Kristina

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