Resolution J1676-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III, upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary



  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 2, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry,
III, upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, William McGarry and Margaret Kirkland were united  in  marriage
on  March 18, 1943, at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown, New York, with
the Reverend Eugene A. Kelly officiating; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry celebrated their 70th  Wedding  Anniver-
sary  with  a  dinner held in their honor with family and friends at the
Olive Garden in Watertown, on March 18, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry are the proud parents of  one  son,  the
late  James  McGarry,  and  the loving grandparents of one grandson, the
late James "Jamie" McGarry; and
  WHEREAS, William H. McGarry, III is the son of the late William II and
Geraldine McGarry, and Margaret Kirkland is the  daughter  of  the  late
Everett and Sarah Kelly Kirkland; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1942,  William  McGarry  graduated  from  Watertown High
School, and then served his country as a member  of  the  United  States
Army from 1943 to 1946; and
  WHEREAS,  During  World  War II, William McGarry served with the 299th
Combat Engineers, and was awarded a Bronze Star; and
  WHEREAS, William McGarry worked in numerous jobs throughout his  life,
including  employment  with  the  railroad,  the post office, and in the
broadcasting business, as well as with Bradley Hardware in the  sporting
goods  department,  from  which  he  retired  in  1984 after 33 years of
distinguished service; and
  WHEREAS, William McGarry is a member of Palisades Hunting Club and the
Sacket's Harbor Sportsmen's Club who enjoys trapshooting  and  photogra-
phy; and
  WHEREAS,  Margaret  McGarry  graduated  from  Watertown High School in
1943, and retired from the New York Telephone Company in 1987; and
  WHEREAS, Margaret McGarry enjoys needlework, knitting and reading; and
  WHEREAS, Together, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry enjoy hunting and fishing; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry are and always  have  been  a  tower  of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family and
friends; and
  WHEREAS,  Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are  their  hallmark  and
tradition; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs. McGarry have lived and continue to live their
lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a  deep
and  continuing  concern  for  human values and ideals, and in so doing,
they have inspired others to do the same; and
  WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
  WHEREAS, These same values they  have  passed  to  their  loved  ones,
producing  a  family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community  and  committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III have touched the lives
of their family and many friends through the shining  example  of  their
marriage, which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they
possess for one another; and
  WHEREAS,  The  longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  an  occa-
sion  of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be

memorialized by us for the edification and  emulation  of  others;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III upon the  occasion  of
celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III.


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