Obituary: Gordon F. Satterley, 91, of Darien
Gordon F. Satterley, a resident of Darien since 1976, died on Friday, December 29, 2017. He was 91-years-old.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 24, 1926 to the late Raymond and Lillian Satterley, he spent his early years in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His family moved to Stewart Manor on Long Island in 1939 where he attended Sewanhaka High School.
At Sewanhaka he was Captain of the lacrosse team in 1944 and was elected Captain of the Metropolitan and Long Island Lacrosse Association All-Scholastic team that same year. He attended Hobart College, graduating in 1950. At Hobart, he was a member of the Sophomore and Junior Honor Societies and in his Senior year was elected a Druid, the school’s highest honor. He captained the lacrosse team in 1949, played in the 1950 North South game, and was a three time All-American. In 2006, he was elected to the Hobart Athletic Hall of Fame. Gordon was always proud to say he was a Kappa Sigma. Prior to college he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Radarman aboard the USS Weiss, APD135.
Mr. Satterley was the Executive Director of several New York City law firms, having retired from Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in 1989. In retirement, he coached lacrosse at the prep and high school level, drove for the Red Cross, was a shopper for the homebound and upon his death was the Business Manager and Financial Officer of Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
Gordon enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge and was an avid reader. He was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, and enjoyed travelling with his wife, Joan. He was a long time member of Woodway Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan; sons Thomas and James, and daughters Nancy and Maureen. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren. A son, Gordon F. Satterley, Jr. predeceased his father as an infant and a grandson Troy Jameson Satterley, died as the result of an accident at age five.
The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas More R. C. Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien. Burial will follow with full military honors at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.
Memorial donations can be made to Hobart’s Statesmen Athletic Association or the Darien Library.