Obituary of Jeffery K. McDermott
Jeffery McDermott 71, of Glastonbury, CT, beloved husband of Susan Hart McDermott, passed away peacefully at Yale New Haven Hospital on Sunday December 25, following a brief illness. Jeff was born in Chicago, IL to Joyce and the late Willard (Bill) McDermott and lived in multiple cities with his family before settling in South Windsor. Jeff was an Army veteran and served a deployment in Vietnam as an EOD specialist. Following his service, Jeff enjoyed a number of unique and interesting jobs including working on Block Island and the Provincetown Aquarium on Cape Cod. Jeff was very proud of a photo as a young man holding “Myrtle the Sea Turtle” just before she was moved to the New England Aquarium, where she still resides as the “Queen of the Deep” today. In 1984 he and Susan married, making their home in Glastonbury. Jeff worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years and after retirement, he and Susan extended their life-long love of the beach life to their dream vacation home in St. Thomas. He was an avid golfer and life-long fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Reds. In addition to his wife and his mother, Jeffery leaves behind three sisters: Karen Harden and her husband Chuck of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nancy Hennick and her husband Tom of Durham, CT, and Sharlene Bedard of Glastonbury. He also leaves a foster brother Michael Strohmeier and his wife Karen of Evansville, Indiana. Jeffery was predeceased by brothers-in-law Steven Bedard and Victor Kinamon. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Calling hours and memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave. Glastonbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans Unknown Soldier Chapter 12, 50 Portland Rd., Marlborough, CT. 06447. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.