John Greehy

John B. Greehy

Thursday, September 4, 1941 - Friday, July 10, 2020
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September 4, 1941 – July 10, 2020
Cornwall, NY

John B. Greehy, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2020 at home surrounded by many dear family members and friends. He was 78 years old.

The son of the late John Greehy and MaryEllen (Healy) Greehy, John was born on September 4, 1941 in Queens, NY. John was married to his wife Anne for 52 years.

John was a retired Firefighter with FDNY Engine 35 in Harlem, NY for 31 years where he made many life-long friendships. He honorably and proudly served his country with the Military Police of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

John was an active member of the St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall, NY, American Legion, Ancient Order Of Hibernians, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Ambulance Corp, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Orange County, Grand Marshal in Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Grand Marshal‘s Aide for the parade in New York City.

John was a loving husband, devoted Catholic, a brother to all FDNY. He was giving, kind, caring, and a fun Irishman who loved life and did it his way. He will be missed greatly.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his loving wife: Anne C. (Griffin) Greehy in 2018, whom he missed every day. He was predeceased by his sisters: Katherine Greehy, Christine Leicht, and Marie Dowd; great nephew: John Greehy Jr. John is survived by his sister Alice (Greehy) Fox; his brother: Morris Greehy; and many nieces and nephews.

Due to the public health concerns of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), memorial services for John will be held at a later date. Please refer back to this website,, for further information. On behalf of the family, thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

Memorial Contributions in John’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to
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Due to the public health concerns of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), memorial services for John will be held at a later date. Please refer back to this website,, for further information. On behalf of the family, thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.


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Ray Fitzgerald

Posted at 03:06pm
Sorry to hear of John passing. He was a good Lad. RIP

Veronica Murphy-DeWitt

Posted at 01:37pm
God Rest your dear soul John🇮🇪💚☘️ I am sure you are dancing with your beautiful Ann and singing as well with the angels☘️I enjoyed your contagious humor, laughter and pride of being an Irishman🇮🇪💚☘️

Bill Murphy

Posted at 08:48pm
We will miss you John and our great times in Ocean City MD and later in N.J. You and Anne were such great friends of ours for a long time. Our cruises together and visits to Cornwall. You modeling Helen's wig , gave us all a great laugh.
With much love, Helen and Bill.

Esther Healy

Posted at 05:30pm
Deepest sympathy to all on the death of Johnny may he rest in peace many many fabulous memories of Johnny on his numerous trips to Ireland which he loved. Always ready for a song music or dancing never shy,i have no doubt Johnny is dancing with Anne in a better place. Thanks for the memories Johnny you will be greatly missed but will be always in our hearts. Love Esther Paddy and Ger

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