Gerald J. Meagher
April 23, 1938 – November 29, 2018
Gerald Joseph Meagher, age 80, of Brookfield, Connecticut passed away peacefully on Thursday November 29, 2018. Gerald was born to Jeremiah and Nellie Meagher on April 23, 1938 in the Bronx, New York.
Jerry grew up in the Bronx, New York and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School where he exceled as captain of the track team. Post-graduation Jerry met his love of 60 years Madeline See who he married in 1958. Jerry went on to obtain a career with the New York City Transit Authority as superintendent for over 20 years.
All who knew Jerry knew that he was a fierce competitor in handball, racquetball and many other sports. Jerry was an avid swimmer, reader, boat enthusiast, model train collector and over all sports fan. One of Jerry's proudest accomplishments in sports was winning 1st place in the New Rochelle YMCA handball tournament, which was published in the local newspaper. Jerry enjoyed time spent at the YMCA of New Rochelle and as well as the YMCA of Brookfield. Jerry's greatest passion was his family and enjoyed all time that was spent with them on Candlewood Lake, Wolfe Park in Monroe, as well as model train shows. Gerald is predeceased in life by his daughter Julie, his parents and his brothers Donald, Stephen and Raymond.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Madeline (See) Meagher, his beloved daughter Catherine and her husband G. Joseph Costella. Jerry is also survived by his admired grandchildren Christopher and wife Amanda Costella and Matthew and Julie Costella. In addition Jerry leaves behind his precious great-grandson Nicholas Matthew.
Family and friends are encouraged to call to Green Funeral Home on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church on December 3, 2018 at 10:00 am. Burial will take place immediately following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
In lieu of flowers donations and contributions may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.
- Madeline (See) Meagher, Wife
- Catherine Costella, Daughter
- G. Joseph Costella, Son-in-law
- Christopher Costella, Grandson
- Amanda Costella, Granddaughter-in-law
- Matthew Costella, Grandson
- Julie Costella, Granddaughter
- Nicholas Matthew Costella, Great Grandson
- Julie Meagher, Daughter
- Jeremiah and Nellie (Carney) Meagher, Parents
- Donald Meagher, Brother
- Stephen Meagher, Brother
- Raymond Meagher, Brother
- Regional Hospice of Western CT
- Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 3, 2018
- Burial Monday, December 3, 2018
Gerald J. Meagher
December 2, 2018
I looked forward to my regular Brookfield YMCA visits for the exercise and even more for the Health Club locker room camaraderie, which was largely due to Gerry and his daily presence. Gerry's personality was infectious and the locker room hasn't been the same in his absence for the past year. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Gerry will be dearly missed...
December 1, 2018
I had so many wonderful times with Gerry at the Brookfield Y talking about the Yankees - especially Derek Jeter. As an avid boat owner on Lake Candlewood we had many discussions on our love for the lake and all the special times spent with family on the lake. He always spoke very lovingly of his family. Jerry made my days at the Y so much fun. A truly good guy.