NEW CANAAN, Conn. – William J. McCabe, a longtime resident of New Canaan, died Saturday, Jan. 30, at Danbury Hospital due to complications from pneumonia. He was 90.
McCabe was born in New York City on March 2, 1925, to Valentine and Mary Driscoll McCabe. He served in the Navy during the Korean War.
After the war, he worked as a project manager for Polaris Fire Control Systems, worked in GMC's aerospace department and became project manager for the Apollo guidance and navigation systems.
Once the Apollo program ended, McCabe worked as an operations manager for various manufacturing companies until retiring in 1993.
He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Margaret T. Schwartz of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary McCabe Reinert of Cincinnati.
McCabe is survived by his wife, Lucille; eight children, William of Minneapolis, Joseph, Thomas and his wife Joyce of Darien, John and his wife Susan of Boston, Mary of Lutz, Fla., Patrick and his wife Kathleen of Unionville, James of Palm Springs, Calif., and Daniel and his wife Lory of Wilton, brother, Robert of Wyomissing, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours are Friday, Feb. 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St., New Canaan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church on Cherry Street in New Canaan.
Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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