Obituary of Joseph Thomas Troy
Joseph T. Troy, “Joe” 83, of Somers, NY died peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
Joe was born on August 23rd, 1939 in New York, NY to father Joseph Troy and mother Margaret Stafford Troy. The eldest of 3 children, Joe grew up on Academy Street in Inwood and spent summers in Breezy Point, NY. He went to Manhattan Prep after Good Shepherd School and subsequently graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep in Barrytown in 1957, eventually becoming a De La Salle Christian Brother. Education and faith always a central focus for him, Joe earned a B.S. in Biology at Catholic University in 1962, as well as his Master’s in Education and Doctoral Studies from New York University.
On February 23, 1968, Joe married the love of his life, Maura, had three devoted children and was the true patriarch of his nuclear and extended family. Joe was known for his unconditional kindness and was always there for his family. He loved travel, beach trips and exploring the world with his wife and family.
Always dedicated to making an imprint on students and the importance of education, Joe continued his teaching vocation and love of sports throughout his life and career as Biology teacher and Varsity basketball coach at Pleasantville High School and principal of Briarcliff High School in Westchester County as well as President and Principal at Albertus Magnus High School in Rockland County.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Maura, his three loving children, son Joe (Beth) Troy of Mamaroneck, NY and daughters Maura (Kevin) Coolican and Ali (Rich) McCartin of Somers, NY. He was a devoted grandfather to grandchildren Kaity, Lauren, and Julia McCartin; Devin, Brianna, and Aidan Coolican; Abby and Dillon Troy; Brendan, Conor and Clare Greaney. Joe is the brother of the late Robert Troy and is survived by his sister Margaret Ann (Tommy) Furer, brother-in-law Walter (Kathy) Sullivan and sister-in-law Cathy Troy along with several loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, November 9th, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY on Thursday, November 10th, at 11:30am.
Interment will be private.