Jeremiah Michael “Jerry” Hunihan, 75, of Woodbury, died unexpectedly, April 10, at his home. He was a resident of Sandy Hook for the majority of his life, until he moved to Woodbury in 2008. He was born in Danbury, July 26, 1937, a son of Andrew J. and Margaret Qubick Hunihan. He was the husband of Kimberly (Swan) Hunihan.
Mr Hunihan was a graduate of Newtown High School, Class of 1956, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America.
For more than 35 years, he was employed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, until his retirement from his position as foreman. He enjoyed antique cars and tractors. He was a “jack of all trades” and enjoyed working in his yard and on projects around his home. He took great pride in his accomplishments.
Mr Hunihan loved the peace and serenity he found in Woodbury. He loved talking with people and could go on for hours.
In addition to his wife, five sons and their spouses, Jeremiah and Lee of Suffield, Mark and Cathy of Woodbury, Stephen and Pamela of Eustis, Fla., Kenneth and Bridget of Peachtree City, Ga., and Joseph and Christine of Southbury; a stepdaughter, Andrea Volikas; six sisters, Lorraine Mihalek, Mary Condon, and her husband John, Roseanne H. Fox, Joan Hennessey, Ellen Short, and her husband Edward, and Barbara Trudeau; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews survive Mr Hunihan. He was predeceased by his brothers, James R. and Andrew J. Hunihan; and by a sister, Jean Hunihan Hamilton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, Monday, April 15, at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in St Rose Cemetery. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 5 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, PO Box 783, Sandy Hook CT 06482.