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Thomas Gerald Hussey

LAKEVILLE —Thomas Gerald Hussey, 76, of Furnace Road died Aug. 6, 2020, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Nora (Crowe) Hussey.

Thomas was born Feb. 12, 1944, in Athlone, Ireland, the son of the late Mary (Sullivan) and James Hussey. He grew up in a family of 10. 

He joined the Irish Armed Forces and was a member of the United Nations and in the 4th Field of Engineer Corp Costume Barracks located in Athlone. 

He also served in the Belgian Congo from 1962 to 1963 with the 36 Battalion. He was awarded the silver star by the United Nations. 

While in the Corp he became a gymnast for the Irish squad and performed on a national level that was broadcast on RTE and won many medals and ribbons. 

After serving six years in the military he moved to England and served an apprenticeship with the Amalgamated Society of Painters and Decorators. 

In 1971 he married Nora Crowe. They moved to New York City in 1972 and settled in Lakeville soon after. He then started the Hussey Painting and Decorating business in 1978 until his retirement. 

His biggest passions were his family, horse racing, friends and his faith.

He is survived by his first wife of 49 years, Nora C. Hussey. He also leaves three children, Emmet Hussey and his wife, Maureen, Pearse Hussey and Tracey Hussey; as well as five grandchildren, Molly and Sean Hussey, Caiden, Marygrace and Niamh Hussey. He was predeceased by four brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours of St. Mary, 79 Sharon Road, Lakeville. Burial is private at St. Mary Cemetery in Salisbury. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kenny Funeral Home. in Sharon. A reception will follow at 7 p.m. at the Emmet Hussey residence, 9 Ledgewood Road, Lakeville. 

Memorial donations may made to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 582, Salisbury, CT 06068.

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