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James McInerney

September 19, 1936 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

James McInerney, age 84, of Fairfield, beloved husband of 51 years of Johanna (Joan) O'Connell McInerney, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family Saturday, January 9, 2021. Born in Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland, the son of the late Michael and Winifred (Davenport) McInerney, he had been a Fairfield area resident since emigrating from Ireland in 1960. He worked at St. Augustine's Cathedral until 1969 when he began a long and rewarding career as a mechanic for the CT Light and Power Company, retiring in 2000. Following his retirement, Jim worked as a school crossing guard in Fairfield and as a security guard at South Benson Boat Marina. A man of unlimited energy, Jim loved all the jobs he held from the time he came to the States. When not working, he loved spending time working in his yard, landscaping and gardening. He was a life member of the Gaelic American Club. In addition to his loving wife Joan, he will be sadly missed by his two children, Maura W. McCarthy and her husband Matthew of Fairfield and James M. McInerney of Fairfield; a sister Teresa McCormack of Fairfield and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Michael McInerney, Thomas McInerney, Maura O'Loughlin, Bridie McCormack, Ann Bellew, Mattie McInerney and Christina O'Donnell. Jim was very grateful for the support and care that he received over the last several years. Thank you to his doctors and nurses, his aides from Senior Helpers, and his family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road Fairfield. Face masks are required in church. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. A walk-through visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Social distancing and face masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James may be made to the charity of one's choice. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com


Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Visitation

Wednesday, 5-7 PM. Walk Through Visitation and face masks required.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

January 13, 2021

Service

St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 PM (face masks are required in church)

Cemetery

St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
Fairfield,
CT

January 14, 2021

Family Gathering

 

 

 

Charity

Charity of one's choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Spear Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

7:00 PM
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
January 14, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church (Fairfield)

Interment
Thursday
January 14, 2021

4:38 PM
St. Thomas Cemetery

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