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Jan 18, 2016 12:02 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Former Westhampton Beach Police Chief Brian K. McCreedy Dies January 13

Jan 19, 2016 3:04 PM

Brian K. McCreedy, a lifelong resident of Hampton Bays, died on January 13 at Peconic Bay Medical Center, with family by his side. He was 75.

Born in 1940 to Joseph and Mildred (Bussanih) McCreedy, he spent much of his youth fishing and hunting. Upon graduation from Hampton Bays High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Kretchner.

After his tour of duty, Mr. McCreedy returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Jeannette Conrad in 1962, and shortly thereafter began working as a police officer for the Village of Westhampton Beach. During his 29-year career, he briefly served as provisional police chief in 1989, was president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and served on the executive board of the Suffolk County Police Conference. In 1982 Mr. McCreedy was chosen to lead the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Westhampton Beach as its grand marshal.

With his wife’s support, he fulfilled his post-retirement dream of owning a local tavern by opening Kara’s Sports Pub in Westhampton Beach. Named after the doting grandparents’ oldest grandchild, they prided themselves on catering to the local populace. Traveling was a favorite pastime for the couple during this period and they vacationed throughout Europe and the Caribbean. The couple retired for a second time in 2010.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, Jeannette, he is survived by two daughters, Maureen Drew and husband Kevin, and Elizabeth Tyson and husband Carl; three grandchildren, Kara, Courtney and Carl “CJ”; a brother, Dennis McCreedy of California, and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Eileen Pierre, predeceased him.

The family received visitors on Sunday and Monday at J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home in Hampton Bays, with burial on Tuesday, January 19, at Good Ground Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Sad to hear, Good man. Condolences.
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