Kevin McCabe of Greenwich passed away on December 2, 2019.
He was the youngest of four born to Albert and Margaret McCabe in Brooklyn, New York on July 11, 1950. He graduated from St. Mary elementary school in Greenwich and from Christ the King Prep in Southport, Connecticut.
He held a degree from Boston College where he excelled with the renowned Fulton Debating Society. Before graduating, he joined VISTA soon after graduation was sent to Chicago to work with Legal Aid providing legal aid services to underprivileged clients. While with VISTA, he developed an interest in law and subsequently attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
During his time in Chicago, he became a professional musician, singing and playing guitar with the Bittercreek Newgrass Band.
While living in Boulder Colorado he decided to try a career in television. Family lore has it that he may have been inspired by his mother telling him that with his deep, mellifluous voice, he should become an announcer. So began a thirty-plus years successful career in TV broadcasting that included the Satellite News Channel in Stamford, the first 24-hour news channel. He then worked for TCI Cable in Westchester which later became Cablevision, with whom he remained for 30 years as a reporter and evening news anchorman on New Channel 12 the Bronx, where he also became News Director.
In retirement Kevin collected various musical instruments and loved nothing better than to gather with family and friends for a night of guitars playing, singing, and laughter.
Kevin was smart, witty, and fun to be around. He took great joy in watching his granddaughter Tara grow into an accomplished, adventurous young woman.
He is survived by daughter Christine O’Dea, granddaughter Tara Bartlik, sister Susan McCabe and brothers Stephen and Brian, all of Greenwich, ex-wife and friend Barbara McCabe of Norwalk, CT, and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ryan Dadasovich and the staff of Greenwich Woods for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Musical Mentors Collaborative, a NYC based nonprofit that provides free, one-on-one music instruction to elementary school students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to lessons. https://www.musical-mentors.org/
Visitation is Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. The service is Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 at 7:15pm, both at Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Avenue in Greenwich, CT 06830.