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Eunice Mehan Thomas, 90, Stamford Native, Nurse

STAMFORD, Conn. — Eunice Mehan Thomas, a native of Stamford, died Thursday, May 19. She was 90.

She was the only child of Anthony and Jennie Czescik Mehan. She attended the Holy Name School and Stamford High School, graduating in 1942. She attended the University of Connecticut for two years before transferring to Cornell University-New York Hospital, where she received her bachelor of science degree in nursing.

During her tenure at Cornell, she was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. She continued her studies in a Columbia University graduate program in public health.

Active in the field of community health for over 50 years, she was a staff nurse for the Greenwich Public Health Nursing Service, a nurse-teacher in the Darien School System working most of the time at Middlesex Junior High School, a geriatric case manager at Connecticut Community Care and a health coordinator for the Child Care Center of Stamford.

She was one of a group of nurse activists instrumental in unionizing Darien’s non certified employees. As a geriatric case manager, she also received a citation from the governor of Connecticut naming her as an outstanding older worker.

She was active in the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Cornell University-NYH Alumnae Association, The National Organization for Women and Planned Parenthood.

She is survived by two sons, Brett and his wife Kathleen, and Kent and his wife Susan; and by three grandchildren, Alexander, Zachary and Jennie.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph H. Thomas III.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford, with a memorial service to be celebrated at 1 p.m. Burial will be private.

Donations may be made to Alzheimer Association in her memory.

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