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Thomas H. Glennon

NORTH CANAAN — Thomas H. Glennon, 86, died peacefully at his home in Tallahassee, Fla. on July 21, 2011.He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia; his sons, Thomas and Michael; his daughter-in-law, Renee; and his grandchildren, Grace and Grant, all of Tallahassee. Tom was born in Providence, R.I., on Jan. 14, 1925, the son of Mary (Doyle) and Patrick Glennon. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radioman second class. Tom moved to North Canaan in 1955, to take a teaching position at North Canaan Elementary School. He retired from that position in 1982. During his teaching career he served as president of the Connecticut Education Association. Tom was elected to the North Canaan Board of Selectmen and served for two years. He owned and operated The Cordial Shop in North Canaan for six years. He and his wife moved to Tallahassee in 2003 to be near their family.Tom will be honored on July 28 by five of his former students who accompanied him on a 54-day trip across the United States in 1962, to Alaska and Canada. They will plant a tree at North Canaan Elementary School that can be seen from his former science classroom. A plaque will be placed at the foot of the tree commemorating their trip.All memorial services are private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice,1723 Mahan Blvd.,Tallahassee, FL 32309-5428 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050.

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