George Feeney Career DEA special agent with assignments in US and abroad, Marine lieutenant in Vietnam and Army Reserve officer, of Montclair, 70
George Feeney, 70 of Montclair, N.J., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y. died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in New York Presbyterian Hospital.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montclair. Interment is at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Visiting will be on Friday, March 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St., Montclair, caggianomemorial.com.
George was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended St. Francis Prep and ROTC at Manhattan College. He served as a first lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion/4th Marines in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart. In 1977, George joined the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as lieutenant colonel in 2001.
Highlights of his 30 years as a special agent with Drug Enforcement Administration include assignments with the regional office in Manhattan, Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey; as group supervisor in Houston, Texas; D.E.A. liaison to the Office of the U.S. Vice President in Washington, D.C.; team leader in Operation Snowcap in Peru; D.E.A. liaison to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, and a return to the New York Regional Office as supervisory special agent, from where he retired in 2001.
George served as adjunct professor of criminal justice at John Jay College in New York City. In 2005, he was awarded a commendation from the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team for his accomplishments at the Adnan Training Facility in the Green Zone of Baghdad.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary (nee Ashley); his children, Gail Poirier (Guy), MariClare Gaidsick (Chris), Meghan Getgood (John), and Michael (Alison), and 10 precious grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen Hill Feeney, in 1971.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Lung Project at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at http://www.nyp.org/give.
Published in Star-Ledger on Mar. 7, 2015
Feeney, George [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that George is a member of he Class of 1967.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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