Josephine McGlade

Josephine (Smyth) McGlade, 88 of Ridgefield, CT, died on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head, SC.

Mrs. McGlade was the wife of the late Peter McGlade.

She was born in County Armagh, Ireland, September 21, 1922, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Small) Smyth. Raised and attended schools in Ireland, Mrs. McGlade immigrated to the United States with her husband and first-born in 1954 and first settled in the Fordham section of the Bronx, NY.

Mrs. McGlade was a Westchester County and Princeton, NJ resident until 1996 when she moved to Ridgefield, CT.

A present member of St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield, Mrs. McGlade had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother.  She was a daily communicant at St. Mary Parish, a co-coordinator and captain of the Adoration Chapel and participated in the weekly recitation of the Rosary at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home, Ridgefield.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret M. Doran and her husband, Martin of New Canaan, CT; two sons, Peter McGlade of Dallas, TX and Desmond P. McGlade and his wife, Susie of Stafford, VA; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:15 am in St. Mary Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. McGlade’s memory and honor may be made to Catholic Charities, Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT is in charge of arrangements.

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