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Recent deaths in the community
LENAHAN - Thomas J. Jr., of Marblehead, MA, formerly of Huntington,
New York, surrounded by his daughters, passed away peacefully, with
love and dignity, after a brief illness, September 17th, at the age of
86. Mr. Lenahan spent his career in the bulk cargo shipping industry.
He was the President of INSCO Lines, IN SCO Lines Ltd. and Steadfast
Shipping in Tampa, Florida, New Orleans, LA, and later in New York
City, NY, holding that position from 1963 to his retirement in 1984.
INSCO Lines had as its first cargo ship, the Blue Nose schooner. In
later years, the company owned four freighters; the M/S INSCO JEM,
the Producer, the Mariner and the Anastasia II and managed a fleet of
charter freighters. INSCO lines serviced the ports of the gulf region,
Central and South America, the Caribbean and the West African coast.
In the December 1970 is sue of Port of Houston Magazine, the company
was cited for "doing what company representatives say they'll do, but
also by doing it well and with integrity". Mr. Lenahan was born in New
York City and grew up in Elmhurst Queens, NY. He graduated from
Newtown High School and later attended New York University and Tulane
University. A Veteran of WWII, he served as a Sergeant under the
command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 3187 Signal Service
Company. He received the American Service Medal, the European African
Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II
Victory Medal. Mr. Lenahan was an avid tennis player, was a lover of
opera, horse racing and the New York Yankees. He was never without his
Yankee hat although in later years he did learn to "appreciate" the
Red Sox. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed holding court with
his nieces and nephews discussing politics and life. Tom Lenahan was
a devoted and adoring grandfather to Gillian and Geoffrey Alex of
Marblehead, MA, Katie and Kelsey Boyce of Arrowsic, ME, and Liam and
Declan Greene of New Hope, PA. He could often be found teaching his
grandchildren about the works of Beethoven or Mozart, how to play
poker, the art of handicapping the races at Belmont, the secret of a
perfect martini, and creating general mayhem in the name of just having fun. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Gillio) Lenahan and his
son-in-law, Christopher Alex. He is survived by his daughters,
Christine Lenahan Alex of Marblehead, MA, Barbara Boyce and her
husband Steven of Ar rowsic, Maine, and Jamie Greene and her husband
Joseph of New Hope PA and his sisters, Helen Gallagher of Amityville,
NY and Catherine Cantwell of Bethel, CT and his grandchildren. A
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, 400 Main St.,
Huntington, New York, on Friday, October 2nd, at 11am where Mr.
Lenahan was a communicant for over 30 years. Internment will be
private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Edith Dodge
Memorial Fund, c/o National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant Street,
Marblehead, MA 01945 or to The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, PO
Box 3382, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn.
Please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com.
NY, and Oriental, NC (US Navy Veteran of WWII and ret. carpenter).
Loving wife of the late Tomi. Loved and cared for by Droop Heath.
Beloved father of Claire Proctor and her husband Paul, Ed Rivoire and
his wife Patricia. Devoted grandfather of Bryan and Eric Proctor,
Edward (Vanessa) Rivoire and Danielle Rivoire. Dear brother of Paule
Alexander and David (Joyce) Rivoire. Reposing Nolan and Taylor-Howe
Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Ave., Northport Thurs day 2-5 and 7-9pm.
Funeral Ser vices Thursday evening 8:30pm at funeral home, with Rev.
Frederick H. Woodward officiating, followed by US Navy Military
Honors at funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to V.N.S.
Hospice (Hospice House) of Suf folk, 505 Main Street, Northport 11768
or Alzheimer's Foundation, Inc., 5 Channel Dr., Port Washington 11050
in Albert's memory appreciated.