Richard McGirr, Jr. Obituary

Richard Gordon McGirr, Jr.
Richard Gordon McGirr, Jr.

November 22, 1937 - January 12, 2018
Born in Idaho
Resided in Groton, Connecticut


Groton- Richard Gordon McGirr Jr. passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 12 2018 surrounded by family and friends at Lawrence & Memorial hospital. He was 80 years old.
He was born November 22, 1937, the son of Richard Gordon McGirr Sr. and Frances McGirr. He served as a submariner from 1958 to 1977 - retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He served proudly on the Gato (SS-212), Bang (SS-385), Redfish (SS-395), Tinosa (SS-283), and Sea Robin (SS-407). Richard spent the remainder of his working career at Sonalysts as an Analyst. He spent many hours further serving on the committee for the World War II Submarine Veterans memorial, and was a member of the Submarine Veterans and Fleet Reserve Associations in Groton.
Richard was a deeply devoted, compassionate, and loving family man who had many interests including his beloved pets, golf, bowling, billiards, classical music, reading, travel and all pursuits intellectual.
He was married to Toni McGirr, and previously to Sarah McGirr whom he survived in 2004.
He is survived by: his wife Toni, his sons Richard and Michael, his grand-children Sean, Eric, and Sarah, his sister Pat Woodland of Seattle, WA and step-children Jeff Zimmerman, Jeremy Zimmerman, Skippy Zimmerman as well as a niece and nephew and numerous step-grandchildren.
Richard was a wonderful husband, father, role-model, and human being whose family, friends, and colleagues will miss dearly.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday evening from 5 to 8 pm at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home 12 Ocean Avenue New London. Interment will be at sea by the United States Navy.
Donations in his memory may be made to the ASPCA Gift Processing Center PO Box 96929 Washington, DC 20077-7127.




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Friday, January 19, 2018
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