Dr. Stephen Geary, Ph.D. of Brandon, Florida and a seasonal resident of Old Lyme Connecticut, died peacefully on April 24, 2012. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Ruth Mary Doyle Geary. Born on November 7, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Springfield, MA, Dr. Geary was the fourth son born to the late Fredrick Lawrence and Catharine Mary (Callahan) Geary. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, Dr. Geary served as an officer in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon his discharge from the army Dr. Geary received his Masters from the University of New Hampshire and Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Dr. Geary's early career was with Perkin Elmer in Connecticut and he spent his final professional years with BioAnalytical Systems in West Lafayette, IN. He and his wife retired to Brandon, Fl. Dr. Geary, "Papa", always looked forward to coming home to Old Lyme, CT. to spend time with his grandchildren and extended family. He was known for his Christmas Gingerbread houses, love of history, and world class breakfasts.
In addition to his beloved wife, Dr. Geary is survived by three daughters, Maura Ruth Cochran, and her husband Alex of Rocklin, CA; Margaret "Margy", Geary Grant, and her husband Matthew of Orlando, FL and Elizabeth doyle Lardio, and her husband Anthony "Tony", of Shorewood, MN; eight grandchildren, Catherine and Abigail Cochran of Rocklin, CA; Michael, Grace and Sean Grant, of Orlando, FL and Kenneth, Alex, and Shannon Lardio of Shorewood, MN. He is also survived by four brothers, Dr. Frederick L. Geary of Old Lyme, Ct, and his wife Teresa, Dr. William J. Geary of West Hartford, CT and his wife Marcia, Dr. Thomas J. Geary of Essex, Ct and his wife Janice, and Mr. Michael E. Geary, of Medway, MA and his wife Cynthia and dozens of nieces and nephews. Dr. Geary was predeceased by his parents and brother John Peter Geary.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May fifth at ST. JOHN CHURCH, at 161 Main St Old Saybrook, Ct at 10:00 a.m. burial in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Geary Scholarship at Central Connecticut State University. Online guestbook at http://www.dobbsfuneralhome.com/