Thomas McGinley

Obituary of Thomas P. McGinley

Thomas Patrick McGinley (Tom), 79, of Nokomis, Florida, and formerly of Greenville DE, died on June 26, 2023. He was born on August 31, 1943, in Allentown PA, to James and Loretta McGinley. Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame and was commissioned into the United States Navy as an Ensign. He met his wife, Audrey, and they spent the next 57 years sharing one adventure after another.

While in the Navy, Tom spent several tours abroad, including Viet Nam where he commanded the River Division 531 and earned a Bronze Star with valor. After the Navy, Tom led several companies to success. In 1999 he retired from MBNA America bank where he had risen after 23 years to become the president and CEO of MBNA Europe. Retirement did not last long for Tom.

Once he moved to Florida full time, he started on a new venture, TC Group, a construction company. Building and remodeling homes took Tom into the next two decades.

Tom and Audrey also took time to enjoy boating on their vessels, all of which were named “McBoat”. Additionally, they spent time traveling the world and visiting their family. Several of the trips included going to Tom’s Alma Mater to watch a football game or walk around campus. Tom was a lifelong donor to his school and enjoyed being part of the Notre Dame family.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Loretta (Rafferty) McGinley and James L. McGinley; brother, James McGinley; Mother and Father-in-Law, Mary and Stanley Van Ostrand.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey R. McGinley of Nokomis Fl; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and John Mecca of Kennedyville MD; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Lynn McGinley of Friendswood, TX; grandchildren Mary Mecca-Miner and Andrew Miner, John (Jack) Mecca, Colin McGinley and Megan McGinley.

 A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2023 from 1:0PM-3:00PM at Farley Funeral Home in Venice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30AM on Monday, July 3, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice with burial to follow at Venice Memorial Gardens. To send a memory or message of condolence please visit

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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Venice
265 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, Florida, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 am
Monday, July 3, 2023
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1301 Center Road
Venice, Florida, United States

Graveside Service

Venice Memorial Gardens
1950 Center Road
Venice, Florida, United States
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