Thomas James Garrity Sr. of Bullhead City, AZ was born on September 17, 1933, in Providence, Rhode Island, and was called home on October 23, 2020, to rest in peace with Our Lord after a brief battle with cancer. He was the youngest son of the late Bernard Russel Garrity Sr. and Julia (Prior) Garrity.
Thomas served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He served at the Alaska Air Command and was then stationed at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Providence College in 1961. Soon after, he married his beloved Jennie (DiMeglio) Garrity. While raising three children together, Thomas was a plant manager of Glass Containers Corp in Danielson, Connecticut until he moved his family to Placentia, California in 1977. Thomas retired from Baxter Healthcare as a purchasing manager in 1994, and at that time he and Jennie moved to Bullhead City, Arizona to enjoy retirement on the Colorado River.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jennie Garrity; Daughter Ellen (Michael) Sabo of Lake Havasu, AZ; son Thomas (Robin) Garrity Jr. of Yorba Linda, CA; and daughter Catherine (Greg) Weisel of Carlsbad, CA. He was a proud grandfather to eight amazing grandchildren, Annaliesa, Makaila, Lauren, Owen, Erin, Kristen, Kacie, and Kelly, who were the light of his life. He is preceded in death by his two brothers, B. Russel Garrity Jr. and John P. Garrity.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 followed by Rosary at 10:30 and Mass at 11:00 at Saint Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church, 1691 N Oatman Rd, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. Burial to follow with military honors at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens, 9250 S. Ranchero Lane, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440. In Lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of Havasu, 232 London Bridge Road, Bldg. A, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403