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Cyril P. Loftus of Belle Harbor (1932-2020)

Cyril “Dan” Loftus, age 87, died on March 22, 2020.  Dan was born on July 13, 1932 in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland to Martin and Mary (Conmy) Loftus. When he was 18 years old, he came to America.  He married the love of his life, Kathleen (Catherine Gallagher), on August 11, 1951 at St. Gregory’s Church in Brooklyn, New York. They were blessed with two children.

Dan was a proud veteran of the United States Army.  He served and attained the rank sergeant from 1954 to 1956. 

Dan was a small business owner and ran a liquor store in Brooklyn, New York for many years. Dan believed that family was the most important thing and will be remembered most for his love and devotion to his family and friends. He adored his five grandchildren and was always ready with a big hug whenever they came to visit.  He was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed telling his family stories about growing up in Ireland.

Dan is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine, and two adoring children, Deborah Loftus-Munns and her husband, Michael of Belle Harbor, and Kevin Loftus and his wife, Carolyn, of Brewster, New York.

A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate Dan’s life was held on Tuesday, March 24 at St. Joseph’s Church in Somers, northern Westchester County.

 

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