Nicholas Dominick Glynn, born on December 6th 1932, passed away peacefully on September 18th 2021 at the age of 88. He was surrounded by generations of loved ones during his final days. He was known as Dom to his Irish friends and family, and Nick when he moved to America. He was an eternally proud son of Limerick City, where he was born and raised near the banks of the Shannon River. He was a rowing champion with the Athlunkard Boat Club, where his crew were Interprovincial Champion of Ireland 1952. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Lily), were married in 1956.
Their romance started in Ireland, where they decided to immigrate to America in search of a better life. Together they raised their family with humility, faith, altruism, and a deep appreciation for their Irish heritage. Most of Nick’s career (1962-1997) worked for the Elizabethtown Water Company but with an incredible work ethic, never turned down opportunities to provide for his family, often working overtime and multiple jobs.
During retirement, Nick was an ever present and reliable source of support to his children and grandchildren, taking pride in going to games, plays, graduations, and any opportunity to be there for family. Nick also became a renowned gardener known for his organic practices when growing his famous tomatoes. His door was always open and many enjoyed a great chat and a cup of tea when they visited his home.
Nicholas lives on in his eight children: Helena Sisk, Mary Faella (Al), Elizabeth (Liz) Glynn, Bridget Buteau (Bill), Claire Duffy (Kevin), Dominick Glynn, Anne Marie Keane (Matt), and Maureen Glynn. His legacy is proudly preserved by his 18 grandchildren, five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Lily) Glynn, grandson, Ryan Faella and son-in- law, Edward Sisk.
In addition to his eight children, he is survived by his sister, Margaret (Glynn) Gleason of Ireland, and countless nieces and nephews here and abroad.
“Family before everything” was the credo by which Nicholas lived his life. Generations of humbled family stand on his broad shoulders as he has afforded them opportunities never given to him. Nicholas leaves behind a legacy of respect, admiration, reverence, and everlasting love. He will forever be an example to his grateful family as we continue to live out his legacy. We will miss his inimitable laughter, wisdom, sharp sense of logic, and overwhelming love.
Arrangements are being made by Higgins and Bonner, Westfield, NJ. A private funeral mass and burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made in Nicholas’s honor to the Ryan Faella Foundation https://www.ryanfaellafoundation.org/
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