Edward Murray “Tad” Feeley

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Edward Murray “Tad” Feeley

Birth
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
5 Feb 1976 (aged 84)
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial
West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
Plot
NAZ,51,??
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Raised in Pittsfield and Brookline, Mass, graduating from Tufts College in 1913 where he played baseball. In the summer of 1909, he sailed from Boston to Liverpool and back. He was fascinated with literature and joined poetry and theater clubs as a young man. He worked for the Boston & Albany RR from 1913 to 1919, and would have stayed since he loved railroading; but at his father's request he joined his father's E J Feeley Co, involved in dyestuffs testing and sales, where he prospered and became president after his father's death in 1945. The family business finally ended around 1970.
Tad Feeley's life was marked by a strong sense of responsibility and generosity; he and his father carried credit for many mill customers during the Depression and he was always ready to help anyone in the family. His favorite hobbies were reading, fishing and the Boston Red Sox. He was acutely aware of the 'curse of the Bambino', and would remark how Babe Ruth was an even better pitcher than hitter, striking out too many times when batting. He bemoaned the 'lively ball' and the decline in subtler baseball skills like bunting and stealing home. He was an avid reader of Joseph Conrad and John O'Hara, and favorite composers included Mahler and Sibelius. He fished Rangeley Lakes and Moosehead Lake in Maine, as well as off the coast of Gloucester with his friends George Herzog, Fred DuSham and Bill Colton. He was blessed with a great sense of humor and had a bountiful repertoire of jokes, frequently involving a priest, minister and rabbi or an Irish woman and a policeman, etc.
Raised in Pittsfield and Brookline, Mass, graduating from Tufts College in 1913 where he played baseball. In the summer of 1909, he sailed from Boston to Liverpool and back. He was fascinated with literature and joined poetry and theater clubs as a young man. He worked for the Boston & Albany RR from 1913 to 1919, and would have stayed since he loved railroading; but at his father's request he joined his father's E J Feeley Co, involved in dyestuffs testing and sales, where he prospered and became president after his father's death in 1945. The family business finally ended around 1970.
Tad Feeley's life was marked by a strong sense of responsibility and generosity; he and his father carried credit for many mill customers during the Depression and he was always ready to help anyone in the family. His favorite hobbies were reading, fishing and the Boston Red Sox. He was acutely aware of the 'curse of the Bambino', and would remark how Babe Ruth was an even better pitcher than hitter, striking out too many times when batting. He bemoaned the 'lively ball' and the decline in subtler baseball skills like bunting and stealing home. He was an avid reader of Joseph Conrad and John O'Hara, and favorite composers included Mahler and Sibelius. He fished Rangeley Lakes and Moosehead Lake in Maine, as well as off the coast of Gloucester with his friends George Herzog, Fred DuSham and Bill Colton. He was blessed with a great sense of humor and had a bountiful repertoire of jokes, frequently involving a priest, minister and rabbi or an Irish woman and a policeman, etc.