April 17, 1914 ~ September 29, 2002
Thomas A. McNerney, 88, of 125 Putnam Ave., Hamden, died Sept. 29, 2002. He was born in New Haven, CT, April 17, 1914, a son of the late Robert F. and Anna Shanley McNerney and had resided in Hamden for most of his life. He attended the University of CT in Storrs and the American International College in Springfield, MA prior to working as a licensed appraiser and adjuster in the New Haven area for many years. He retired from Nationwide Insurance Co. in 1977. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II for which he received a commendation for participation in the Normandy invasion of France. Mr. McNerney was a former member of the Father's Club of Sacred Heart Academy, the Edgewood Club of New Haven and the Nationwide Senior Associates. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, the former Josephine Bennetto. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Grosser of Somers, CT and Susan A. McNerney of Branford, CT, a son, John Thomas McNerney of Land O'Lakes, FL and four grandchildren: Karla Sims and Todd Grosser, Jennifer and Justin McNerney and a brother, Walter J. McNerney of Winnetka, IL. He was predeceased by a son, James Edward McNerney and two brothers, John E. McNerney and Robert F. McNerney. Friends and relatives are invited to go directly to St. Rita Church for a Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs., Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 - 7 p.m at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford 06405.