Thomas J. Lee, Jr., A US Navy Veteran, Dies at 94
FISHKILL – Thomas J. Lee, Jr., 94, an area resident since 1994, died on February 2, 2017 at Cortlandt Healthcare. He previously lived in Yorktown Heights.
Born in Lynn, MA on August 4, 1922, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Anna (Breault) Lee, Sr. Tom attended Chaminade High School and then graduated from LaSalle Military Academy. He attended Manhattan College before proudly serving as a pilot in the US Navy during WWII.
He had been employed as a sales manager for 44 years until his retirement from NY Trap Rock Corp and Martin Marrietta, both in Westchester, NY.
Tom was an avid golfer, tennis player, bicyclist, and artist, who particularly enjoyed painting. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
On December 28, 1947 in Baldwin, NY Tom married Jane M. (Ryan) Lee. His wife of 69 years survives at home. He is also survived by his children, Janeanne O’Brien, Thomas Lee and his wife Tracy, Richard Lee, Nancy Ward, Pamela Lee-Jackson, Carol Lee-O’Connor and her husband Tom, James Lee and his wife Laurie and Cynthia Lee and her life partner Michael Mitnik; his grandchildren, Alyson Smith, David O’Brien, Isaac Lee, Danielle Ward, Brendan Jackson, Melinda Jackson, Jacob Lee, Dustin Ward, Rachel Lee, Michael Muir, Abram Lee, T.J. Lee, Matthew Lee, and Kimberlee O’Connor; and his 7 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5-8 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday at 10 am at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne with military honors.
Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or Veterans of Foreign Wars. Please visit his Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.