Philip J. McNamara

1924 ∼ 2019

Mark Baron of Canton, MA wrote:

I met Phil through my friendship with his son John when we were only in 6th grade, when I was 10. I’ve known Phil for over 50 years, which is amazing. One of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He always welcomed me with a smile and made me feel special. The household was always a warm place, and he and Peggy clearly adored each other. There were many great visits through the years as I became close with the entire family and Phil was always the most gracious host all these years. He will be missed. I’m so glad I was able to see him in the last year, and I believe there were moments in our discussion where he actually remembered me and some of the stories. He and Peggy created a home of faith and love and all their sons are wonderful human beings. It was an honor to have known Phil, and we are all better because of him. Mark Baron

Richard Maurer of Auburn, AL wrote:

Condolences from Rich & Ora Maurer.

John Garabedian of Falmouth MA wrote:

Great man who lived a good life!

Dr Robert Coseo of Yarmouth Port Ma wrote:

So very sad to read of your father’s passing.He was much admired and will be missed.

The Hathaways of MDBO, MA wrote:

We were saddened to hear of your great loss. We hope that the memories of your wonderful times together, will bring comfort & support to your family. Love, The Hathaways

Carl Taylor of Naples, Fl. wrote:

Phil, Was a great man I always enjoyed talking to him. We had many flights together. RIP

Richard Bedell of Worcester wrote:

Pat, So sorry for your loss. He was an accomplished man.

Peter Gorman of Oxford, MA wrote:

Although I never met him, he sounded like an incredible man. My sincere condolences to the McNamara family.

Don King of Buzzards Bay wrote:

God Bless you sir and please save me a seat in the back of whatever you are flying up there.

Sybil Bradley of Jacksonville, Florida wrote:

I was fortunate to meet Mr. McNamara at the Greenville seaplane fly-in several years ago. It didn't take long to figure out his passions were his faith and family, followed closely by flying and story telling. And those stories usually involved family or flying. I especially looked forward to his annual retelling of the long wilderness canoe trip. It goes without saying our country is indebted to him and his generation. I am honored to have known such a great man and will keep his family in my prayers.