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Owen Augustine MCNIFF, Jr.

Male 1925 - 2007  (81 years)


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  • Name Owen Augustine MCNIFF 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 25 Aug 1925  Ayer, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 2007  Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary: Amherst Bulletin:
      Owen McNiff Jr.
      Amherst-Owen Augustine McNiff Jr., 81, of Greenleaves Drive, formerly of Hadley and Suffield, Conn., died Wednesday at SunBridge in Hadley. He was born in Ayer on Aug. 25, 1925, the son of the late Helen Marie (Furbush) and Owen A. McNiff Sr.
      Owen was married to Helen Margaret Logan in the First Congregational Church in Hadley on April 23, 1949, and was a 1943 graduate of Hopkins Academy.
      Throughout his life, Owen was a dedicated farmer who loved the land and the view from the tractor.
      He had been the manager and owner of McNiff Farms in Hadley and Whately, worked for Consolidated Cigar, and recently retired from Baker Nurseries in West Suffield.
      His hobbies included gardening, forecasting the weather, analyzing the news, politics and the Red Sox, keeping a daily journal, and reading.
      He loved family gatherings, all aircraft, vacationing at Daytona Beach and Disney World, watching space shuttle takeoffs and landings at Cape Canaveral, and the family cottage in Hinsdale. Owen was especially proud of his conservation award-winning farming, his pilot’s license, and for having flown a P-51 Mustang “Crazy Horse” in Florida last year.
      He leaves his beloved children, Katherine (Kitty) McNiff James and her husband, Peter James, of South Deerfield, CW4 Ret. Owen A. McNiff III and his wife, Eun Jeong, of Round Hill, Va., and Amy S. McNiff of South Windsor, Conn. His son, Master Sgt. Patrick C. McNiff, USAF, predeceased him in 2001.
      Owen was a proud grandfather of Garrett James of Santa Cruz, Calif., Griffin James, of Cambridge, Courtney Manning and Shea Manning, of South Windsor, Sean Patrick McNiff, of East Windsor, Conn., Paul McNiff and his wife, Jin, of Pyeongtek, South Korea, and their daughter, Sara Jin. He also leaves his daughter-in-law, Katherine Ripley McNiff, his son-in-law, Timothy Manning, and his wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
      Owen was predeceased by his brothers, Walter F. McNiff, of California, Col. Frank L. McNiff, USAF, of Texas; his sister, Helen Lorraine Bailey, of Florida; his cousins, Henry “Buzz” McNiff, of Sedona, Ariz., and John (Jack) O’Connell, of Westford, whom he thought of as brothers.
      Funeral services for Owen have been entrusted to Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield.
      Calling hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be at the First Congregational Church, Middle Street, Hadley, on Friday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m., with a reception for friends and family at the church following the service.
      Burial will be in West Suffield. Cards of condolence may be sent to Helen L. McNiff, The Suffield House, 1 Canal Road, Suffield, CT 06078.
      Memorial contributions may be sent to the Blood Bank, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, MA 01060-0329, whose caring staff enriched Owen’s life during treatment for his illness.”

      SSDI:
      Name: Owen A. McNiff
      SSN: 266-38-9384
      Last Residence: 01002 Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts
      Born: 25 Aug 1925
      Died: 3 Jan 2007
      State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (Before 1951)
    Person ID I3667  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2018 

    Father Owen Augustine MCNIFF,   b. 21 Aug 1893, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1985, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Helen Marie FURBUSH,   b. 26 Aug 1897, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Margaret LOGAN,   b. 12 Aug 1928, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 2014, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1949  Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Katherine “Kitty” MCNIFF
    +2. Owen Augustine MCNIFF, III
    +3. Patrick Carroll MCNIFF,   b. 23 Oct 1963, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2001, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Amy S. MCNIFF
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F1534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Aug 1925 - Ayer, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1949 - Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 2007 - Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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