Thomas W. Connors

October 26, 2008

Thomas W. Connors

THOMAS W. CONNORS – Age 47, of S. Boston, formerly of Woburn, October 26th. Beloved son of Mary (Gildea) Connors of Arlington and the late John H. Connors, Sr. Loving fiance of Virginia Cimorelli of S. Boston. Devoted brother of Julie Maher and her husband Michael, John H. “Jack” Connors and his wife Pamela, and Richard F. “Rick” Connors and his wife Maryann, all of Woburn, Marybeth “Beth” Coppinger and her husband Kevin of Lynn, and Ellen Gerke and her husband William of Essex, VT. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 31st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Retired Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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OBITUARY:

Thomas W. Connors, a native of Woburn who had lived in Boston for the past twenty years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 26th, at the age of forty-seven. He was the beloved son of Mary (Gildea) Connors of Arlington and the late John H. Connors, Sr.

Tom was born in Woburn and graduated from Arlington Catholic High School with the Class of 1979. He spent many years working in sales, and most recently owned a cleaning business.

Tom, or “T.C.” as he was known to some of his friends, had a cheerful, outgoing personality and was known for his great sense of humor. He loved living in Boston and was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed hockey and golf.

Along with his mother, Mary Connors of Arlington, he leaves his fiancee, Virginia Cimorelli of South Boston, three sisters: Julie Maher and her husband Michael of Woburn, Marybeth “Beth” Coppinger and her husband Kevin of Lynn, and Ellen Gerke and her husband William of Essex, Vermont, and two brothers: John H. “Jack” Connors and his wife Pamela, and Richard F. “Rick” Connors and his wife Maryann, all of Woburn. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 31st at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Retired Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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  1. To the Connors family,

    I want to express my condolences to your family for your loss. He was a funny guy who always made me laugh.

    May peace and comfort fill your days one day at a time.

    ****************

    Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, But rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy — Eskimo Legend

    Louise Russell

  2. Julia Heinlein (long lost cousin)
    Dear Mary, Julie, Jack, Rick and Ellen,

    I did not know Thomas, but I do know how it feels to lose a brother at such a young age. I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.

    “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own day of despair, against our will, comes wisdom, through the awesome grace of God.” Escalus

  3. To Tom’s family,

    I went to Assumption with Tom and he will always hold a special place in my heart. We cheered him and Bob and Rich on as they played hockey. He had a charm and great sense of humor. I thought of him a few weeks ago and wondered what he was up to as we lost touch over the years. He was a dear friend and his sudden passing comes as a shock. I will pray for your family as this time of grief, be comforted in the good memories you hold dear for your son, and your brother. May God bless him as well.

    Pamela Cichon

  4. I wish I could be there to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. And to tell you how much I love and admire your family, how much you gave of yourselves to make St. Barbara’s such a special parish.

    “A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it.”

    You are in my prayers.

    Fred Cartier

  5. “Mom”, Julie, Jack, Rick, Beth and Ellen,

    You are all in my prayers. Put all your wonderful memories as a family in your heart and treasure them always.

    Love,
    Linda

  6. Ellen,

    You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that such a sudden loss can be hard to understand and endure for everyone. Please let me know if there is any way I can help.

    Warmly,
    Glenda

  7. Dear Ellen and family,
    I was so very sorry to hear of your brother, Tom’s death. I’m keeping you and your family in my prayers at this most difficult time in your lives. Everyone here at school sends their love and sympathy to you as well.

    You are loved and missed, but I’m happy that you and your family are together.

    With love & friendship, Jean

  8. Julie, Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nick and Joanne

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