Obituary of Theodore G Sheridan, Jr.
Theodore “George” Sheridan Jr. (91) died peacefully at his home in Darien, CT, on Saturday, July 24, 2021. He was born in Stamford Hospital to Irish immigrant parents, Theodore G. Sheridan Sr. and Rose Ann Fanning Sheridan on April 25, 1930 and lived most of his life in Stamford. He was a beloved husband and best friend to his wife, Agnes Grant Sheridan, for 62 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Colleen Sheridan Bonina (Sal), Deidre Sheridan Orsino (Paul), Terrence H. Sheridan, and Theodore George Sheridan III (Karen); his eleven grandchildren, Michelle Bonina (Geoff Sauer) , Christine Bonina Avallon (Dave), Lisa Bonina Travisano (Nick), Leonard Bonina, Paul Orsino IV (Kelly), Kyle Orsino, Jeffrey Orsino, Caylie Sheridan Merritt (Scott), Jenna Sheridan, Petty Officer First Class US Navy Christopher Sheridan (Kim), Theodore George “Teddy” Sheridan IV and three great grandsons, Logan and Parker Sheridan and Evan Sauer; one sister, Eileen Sheridan Chapell (Robert), sister-in-law Lorraine Sheridan, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Peter and Frances Grant, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended cousins in Ireland.
George attended St. John Parochial School and Stamford Public Schools. After school, he was proud to serve in the US Army for three years and four years in the US Navy on the Destroyer, USS McNair during the Korean War. He was an active member of the VFW Post 9617. At the early age of 17, he was installed a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and has been an active member and the oldest member of the General Philip Sheridan Division in Stamford. He was honored to be the Grand Marshall of the Stamford St. Patrick’s Day Parade with his wife, Agnes, in 1998. George was so proud of his Irish heritage, making many trips with his wife, to visit his cherished aunts and uncles and dear cousins in Leitrim, Dublin, Tyrone, and Tipperary. His favorite pastime was listening to Irish Music, watching his champion Irish Step Dancing granddaughters, and going to The Irish Catskills (East Durham, NY).
George was employed by Yankee Gas in the Gas Distribution Department for 34 years before retiring. He also was a bricklayer by trade, having worked with George L. Hickey Contractors on many of the local catholic schools: St. Bridget’s, St. Cecilia’s, and Trinity Catholic High School. He enjoyed many years rebuilding chimneys for O’Connell Chimney Experts Inc. with Gene O’Connell, Terry O’Connell, and Bill McCarthy.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by two sisters, Rosemarie Boucher (Joseph), Patricia Kane (Thomas); two brothers, Shaun Sheridan and Bernard Sheridan; granddaughter Caitlin Rose Sheridan.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 29. 2021 from 4-8 pm at THOMAS M. GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME (same building as Cognetta) 104 Myrtle Ave Stamford-(203)-359-9999. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 on Friday, July 30, 2021 at St Thomas More Church 374 Middlesex Rd Darien, CT. The interment will follow with military honors at St John Cemetery, Darien,CT
The family would like to thank VITAS Healthcare, Dr. Michael S. Fusco & staff, and Dr. Robert L. Labarre for their kindness and dedicated care.
Memorial donations may be made to The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center in tribute of Sal Bonina – One Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902. Arrangements are under the care of Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home. To send on-line condolences to the family, please visit www.gallagherfuneralhome.com
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