Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of August 24)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, August 28

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Fergus O’Daly, Jr., left, and Anita McNamara, right.
Fergus O’Daly, Jr., left, and Anita McNamara, right.

Fergus O’Daly, Jr.

Fergus O’Daly, Jr., a longtime resident of Northport, died July 22. He was 71.

A Brooklyn native, he was born to, and raised by, the late Fergus O’Daly, Sr. and Mary (King) O’Daly as the fifth of 10 children. There, in Brooklyn, he met his future wife, Anita (Holst) O’Daly, with whom he would share 50 years of his life. The couple had four children, Christine DiLandro, Bridget Tarleton, Peggy Colby and Fergus O’Daly III. He and his family would eventually move to Northport where they lived for the past 45 years.

In his youth, his family said he loved to design and had a passion for art, which led to him finding a calling in the art department of ad agencies. He would eventually become the creative director, president and then CEO of Tyson Advertising. With “Poppe,” he produced work for clients like Bethlehem Steel, Pfizer and Ridgewood Banking, while also fostering relationships amongst employees and hallmarking a unique culture. He would later be credited as a pioneer of Internet branding by founding DoubleClick – the first online media company – along with creating and selling the first banner ad in 1995 for AT&T Corp.

Later, he founded Fergus O’Daly & Associates – of which he was the CEO – and worked with major companies like IBM, HP and Toshiba.

Remembered as a beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, he is, in addition to his wife and children, survived by his brothers and sisters Brian, Kevin, James, Mary, Kathleen and Annie and his grandchildren Matthew, Brendan, Jack, Justin, Perry and Ansley. His brothers, Lawrence and Barry, predeceased him.

He was cremated July 26 during a private ceremony. A funeral service was offered that same day at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to V.N.S. Hospice of Suffolk, “Hospice House,” 505 Main St., Northport, NY 11768.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record (Thursday, August 28, 2014;  A17)


Anita McNamara

Anita Claire McNamara, former resident of Huntington and Murray, Ky., died Aug. 21. She was 86.

Born in New York City, but a citizen of Huntington for more than 40 years, she was raised by the late Harry and Catherine Smith. Prior to raising a family of her own, she worked for the British Overseas Airways Corporation, due in part to her passion for traveling.

In the early 1970s she was a volunteer worker serving hospice AIDS patients. She is remembered as a passionate gardener.

Her greatest joy, though, was had spending time with her family. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Jean) Smith, and children, Elizabeth Cramp, Ruth McNamara, Scott (Laurie) McNamara and McNamara, along with her eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The family will observe a private service.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander (Thursday, August 28, 2014;  A27)

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