Edward T. Healy Jr.


NAUGATUCK — Mr. Edward T. Healy Jr., 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family early Saturday morning, Oct. 8, 2022, at the home of his daughter in Stafford, Va.

Mr. Healy was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 3, 1946, son of the late Edward and Geraldine (Van Eron) Healy, and had been a Naugatuck resident for almost 30 years moving here from New York City. He retired from the New York City Police Department, having served as a patrolman, and later a detective assigned to the Midtown-North Precinct.

He was also a licensed private investigator, had been a partner in a security firm and was the security manager for The New York Daily News for more than 20 years.

He was a Marine Corps veteran and also served seven years in the U.S. Army Reserves and New York National Guard. He was a member in good standing of multiple fraternal organizations, including the Father Burke Council Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree; the Naugatuck Eagles Aerie No. 640; the American Legion Post 17; and Naugatuck Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He was the past president and retired permittee of the Union City Polish American Club for 15 years.

Edward leaves behind his wife, Alma Nicoletti-Healy; his children, Victoria and her husband David Smith, of Stafford, Va., Edward and his wife Robin Healy, of Naugatuck, Timothy and his wife Carrie Healy, of Naugatuck, Dorothy and her husband Donald Albert Jr., of Woodbury; and two stepchildren, Demos Grivas and Victoria Cerullo, both of Naugatuck.

He also leaves two brothers, Kevin and Dennis; and two sisters, Diane and Rosemary. Edward was loved by 13 grandchildren, Patrick, Ashley, Kathleen, Chris, Tyler, Casey, Tommy, Teagan, Dylan, Cassidy, David, Mia and Olivia; and two great-grandchildren, Clare and Liam; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia and Maureen.

His funeral was to be Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Burial with military honors was to follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck.

Friends were to call at Alderson Ford Funeral Home, 201 Meadow St., Naugatuck, on Oct. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council were to meet at the funeral home that Sunday at 5:45 p.m.

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