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Obituary: Thomas McGlynn

Written By Editor on 11/22/20 | 11/22/20

Thomas White William McGlynn, 76, of Prattsville, NY passed away on November 11, 2020 at Bassett Medical Center Cooperstown, NY surrounded by his loving family, who adored him more than anything in the world.

Tom was born in Brooklyn, NY to John and Rita McGlynn on June 2, 1944. He was a tinkerer by nature, and worked as a diesel mechanic for Sun Oil Company for many years. On February 25, 1967 he married Mary, the love of his life, and embarked on a remarkable 53 year journey of deep abiding love, laughter, and happiness. 

A dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Tom took great pleasure in working with his hands, spending hours on woodworking projects, restoring and maintaining automobiles (mostly his children’s),  family backyard barbecues, and conquering a good crossword puzzle. He was happiest doting on his life partner, Mary, which included cooking her a delicious meal, a day of thrift shopping, and other small gestures of love.

Tom was an inspiration and will be missed deeply by his many friends and family. 

Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Mary, his brothers John (Jo), Kenneth, Marita Borowski (Stephen) and Gerard; his ten children and their spouses, Mary DeStefano (James), Thomas (Rachel Ramirez), Brian, Kathleen Copeland (Tyrone), Chris (Tricia), John (Rebecca Thompson), Daniel, Veronica Sherburne (William), Jacqueline Ormandy (Travis) and Victoria Bouck (Brad); plus his 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   

A funeral service will be held at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus on November 18, 2020 at 11 AM. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill, NY. A celebration of Thomas’ beautiful life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Town of Ashland Ambulance Service, PO Box 129, Ashland, NY.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the many first responders, medical providers, and countless number of people who have offered support throughout the years; a special heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Aaron Harrison for his superior care and deep friendship.  

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