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Thomas W. Rhatigan

Thomas W. Rhatigan

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Thomas William Rhatigan, 69, of Brooklyn New York passed away Thursday November 12, 2020.Tom was born in Brooklyn NY, living most of his life in the Marine Park area. A member of the Good shepherd class of 1965 and the Nazareth HS class of 1969, he entered the US Army in October of 1969 and honorably served his country in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam in 1971, where he earned the Bronze Star, he married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Mosnick. They had two wonderful sons, Thomas and Kevin, both of whom brought him much joy, largely in the form of six grandchildren, all of whom he loved to spend time with.

Tom was a proud member of the NYC Police Department, spending most of his career working in Anti-Crime and eventually retiring as a Detective in the Brooklyn South Detective Squad. Tom made many great friends in the police department. After retiring from the NYPD, he took a job at Bear Stearns where he worked for 15 years in the maintenance department, putting his handyman skills to use. While at Bear Stearns, he developed a passion for the stock market and became an avid options trader.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friends from Marine Park, singing songs, throwing great barbeques and Christmas parties. He was a fervent golfer who enjoyed the game as long as his partners played fast. A dedicated fan of many sports, he loved the NY Yankees, the NY Football Giants and the NY Rangers. Later in life, he developed a passion for Premier League Soccer and Sudoko puzzles among other hobbies.

Above all else, Tom was a dedicated and resolute family man. His roles in life as a son, big brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and son-in-law allowed him to positively impact the lives of everyone around him. His sage advice, stewardship and compassion helped guide many family members through tough times.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Theresa (Mosnick), their two children Thomas (Karen) and Kevin (Annie),as well as six grandchildren, Timmy, Katie, Ryan, Clare, Caitlyn and Caroline.

In addition to his immediate family, he is also survived by his brother, Michael, sister Cathy Acetta (Ray), brother-in-law Walter Mosnick, sisters-in-law Carol Stevens (Kenny) and Kathleen Yule (Joe) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary, parents-in-law Walter and Clara Mosnick, brother Jimmy and Jack (Patty), sister Mary-Ellen, sister-in-law Chickie Mosnick and goddaughter Therese Stevens Loucks.

McManus Funeral Home
4601 Avenue N
Brooklyn, New York 11234
(718) 377-5200
Monday, November 16, 2020 2PM to 7PM

Funeral Mass:
ST Thomas More RC Church
204-25 Rockaway Point Blvd.
Breezy Point, New York 11697
(718) 634-6357
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11AM
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    McManus Funeral Home
    4601 Avenue N
    BROOKLYN, NY 11234
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Thomas More
    204-25 Rockaway Point Blvd
    BreezyPoint, NY 11697
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  • Interment

    Greenwood Crematory
    500 25th Street
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Posted at 07:17am
Words cannot describe the Sadness we are feeling with the loss of our Uncle Tommy....always know we are WORKING HARD and SAVING OUR MONEY!
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Posted at 10:35am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you endure this difficult loss. My God Bless and welcome Tom through the gates is Heaven. Love always,
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