Edward Patrick McNamara of Lynbrook, NY passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2019 after an extended illness.
Ed, the youngest of three brothers, was born to Thomas and Georgiana McNamara in Brooklyn, NY on July 4, 1931. He moved to Malverne 10 days later and continued to live in the area for most of his 88 years.
Ed graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Brooklyn. Afterwards, he attended college at Niagara University. He then spent two years in the Vincentian Seminary, followed by his service in the Navy.
Ed began his career as an English teacher. He then became a librarian, a job he maintained for the rest of his professional life. He spent the majority of his career at W. Tresper Clarke High School in East Meadow. After retiring from the public schools he continued working at Levittown Public Library. His love of books was a gift he shared with his family who were often spared the late fees.
He also loved sports. An avid (and exceptional) golfer, he always chose walking over riding in a golf cart. He was originally a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, but after they defected to Los Angeles he shifted allegiance to the Mets. He remained active throughout his life, spending time in the garden, on countless neighborhood walks, and many wonderful trips. His other activities demonstrated his kindness and devotion to God. He was an active participant in Our Lady of Lourdes Church and volunteered his time with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years Mary Ann (nee Greeley), his daughters Mary Jean McNamara and Kathleen McNamara (Brian Hughes). He is preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Raymond. Ed is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Friday 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at Flinch and Bruns Funeral Home in Lynbrook, NY. The funeral mass will take place Saturday at 9:45 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Malverne, NY. Interment to follow with Military Honors at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.
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