Glenn Andrew Geraghty, 67, of Carteret County, died Friday, May 31, 2019, peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

His service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harlowe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rochele Bailey officiating.

Glenn was born in Carteret, N.J., a son of the late Thomas and Emily Geraghty. He grew up in Raleigh, graduated from Needham Broughton High School, studied economics at N.C. State University and owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Emerald Isle for more than 14 years.

“Mr. Glenn” epitomized kindness, gentleness and hospitality to family, friends and strangers throughout his life. Glenn loved children, boating on the Newport River, fishing, golfing, kayaking, listening to music, cheering the Wolfpack and watching baseball, football, hockey or most any sporting event. Being with family and living life on the Crystal Coast brought him great joy. Glenn will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him.

“Glenn’s family expresses heartfelt thanks for the prayers and support throughout his illness from their entire community, especially their church family.”

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Nancy Pagani Geraghty; daughters, Melissa Dunn and husband Dave and Allison Geraghty; stepchildren, Meredith and Nick Pagani; his most beloved grandchildren, Adeline and Harrison Dunn; brothers, Kevin and wife Brenda and John and wife Michele Geraghty; sisters, Pamela Bishop, Claudia Graham and husband Peter and Lisa Whitney; and many dear nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by his wife, Helen Peyton Geraghty; a brother, Thomas C. Geraghty; and nephew, Jason M. Geraghty.

A reception will follow the service.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harlowe United Methodist Church by mail to Harlowe United Methodist Church, 5119 Highway 101, Newport, NC 28570, or to the Children’s Miracle Network online through

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service Inc. of Beaufort. Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

(Paid obituary)

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