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Thomas E. McGivern

LAKEVILLE — Thomas E. McGivern, 83, of Perry Street, died at his home on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2010, after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Lois (Gregory) McGivern.

Thomas was born June 27, 1927, in Utica, N.Y., son of the late Helen (Keinz) and Thomas E. McGivern Sr.

Thomas was a printer by trade. He was employed for 25 years by The Hotchkiss School  in Lakeville in that capacity. In addition to that position, he also owned and operated Heritage Press on Perry Street for more than 40 years.

Thomas was a communicant of the Church of St. Mary in Lakeville and a member and a past Grand Knight of Berkshire Council 1520 Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Salisbury Rotary Club, and a former Cub Scout leader.

Thomas loved all facets of the printing profession, fishing with his brother Bud, and watching Westerns. Thomas had started a book on the history of American paper making; his family will complete his project.

Thomas is survived by his six children, Joanne Robinson and her husband, Eugene, Cynthia Pattison, Paula Rogers and her husband, Michael, Kevin McGivern and his wife, Kathleen, all of Lakeville, Michael McGivern and his wife, Maggie, of Madison, Conn., and Thomas McGivern and his wife, Blair, of New Milford; two sisters, Jean Thomas of California and Ann Coop of Utica; his brother, Henry “Bud” McGivern, of Utica;his grandchildren, Amanda and Kaitlyn Robinson, Melissa Luz, Matthew and Christina Rogers, Graeme and Francis McGivern, Jessica Lopez, Thomas McGivern, Kristi Spear and Shane McGivern; and his great-grandchildren, Amelia and Jenna Luz, Emily and Nicholas McGivern, Ethan and Alicia Lopez, Braidin and Tanner Spear, Christina Benson and Lucas Trinka.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 30 at the Church of St. Mary. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be delayed until the spring.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, 30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.

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