Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In Loving Memory of Danny Gleeson

It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the recent passing of our dear friend and Board Member, Dan Gleeson. Dan and Tommy met in kindergarten – and years of fun, mischief, shared joys and sorrows would follow as they grew up. Danny was a man “bigger than life” at times, with a generosity of spirit and exuberant love of life that we all loved and will miss dearly.  Danny stood with our family when Tommy was taken too soon.  Now we stand with his.

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the leaves are falling
’Tis you, ‘tis you must go and I must bide.

And I shall hear, tho’ soft you tread above me
And oh, my grave shall warmer, sweeter be
For ye will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.

Dan has left behind his lovely wife of sixteen years, Marybeth Maher Gleeson, and four children; Daniel, Owen, Maggie and Dylan. An educational fund has been established for his children: The Gleeson Family Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 951, West Caldwell, N.J. 07007-0951.

Go mbeannaí an Tiarna thú agus go gcumhdaí sé thú.
Go dtaitní gnúis an Tiarna ort agus go raibh sé caoin leat.
Go nochta an Tiarna a ghnúis duit agus go dtuga sé síocháin duit.

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