Thomas J. Loomis

August 28, 2011

U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran

THOMAS J. LOOMIS – in Woburn, Sunday, August 28th, beloved husband of Ellen P. (Duffy) Loomis. Devoted father of Patricia A. Bartlett of Woburn and Sandra J. Loomis of Dracut. Loving brother of Pauline Groom, Doris Stanton both of Woburn, Jean McMasters and her husband Frank of Saugus. Dear brother-in-law of Julia Hamilton, Dorothy D’India, John Duffy, all of East Boston, Edward Duffy Sr. of Dorchester and the late Marion Olando, Robert Groom and Harold Stanton. Loving grandfather of Brittany, Shannon and Allison Bartlett. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Main & Davis Street, Woburn, on Thursday, September 1st, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Loomis’ memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Thomas J. Loomis passed away Sunday morning August 28th, at Salem Hospital after a very brief illness. The beloved husband of Ellen F. (Duffy) Loomis, he was seventy eight years of age.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Guy and Isabella (Kearns) Loomis. Raised in the Powder House Square section of Somerville Mr. Loomis attended the Somerville Schools and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Immediately following High School, he joined the Army, serving in the Korean War. After service to his country, he began working for Hertz Cars as a mechanic and when they were bought out by Anheuser Busch, where he remained until his retirement in 1999.

Working for a company in East Boston during his high school years he met this lovely young lady, Ellen Duffy, who frequented the store. He introduced himself, they began dating and in 1959, they were married and have spent the last fifty-one wonderful years together.

They made their home here in Woburn that same year and later brought two beautiful daughters into the world. Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, along with basketball, baseball and softball were some of the activities that kept Mr. Loomis and his family extremely active throughout the years. Not only were these activities that he shared with his daughters, but also would include nieces, nephews, neighborhood children, and anyone passing by that wanted to share in the game. Their home was the “hub” for all activities, and Mr. Loomis not only organized it, but was a very active participant. On those days when outside activities were postponed due to weather, inside they would go and board games and cards were played.

When his grandchildren arrived he cherished being “Papa. ” They thoroughly enjoyed each others company, spending many happy hours together. School, social and athletic events, he never missed.

In later years after the children were grown, he and his wife would take some time for themselves. They enjoyed many happy trips, by car, plane , boat or ship, whatever they wanted to go, they went.

Mr. Loomis was a very hard working, happy, loving, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. He dedicated himself to all of his family. His very kind gentle spirit, which encompassed an awfully big heart is a legacy which will remain for a very long time.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Loomis was predeceased by his sister-in-law Marion Olando, and brother-in-laws Robert Groom and Harold Stanton.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Ellen P. (Duffy) Loomis, his daughters, Patricia A. Bartlett of Woburn and Sandra J. Loomis of Dracut, his sisters, Pauline Groom, Doris Stanton both of Woburn, Jean McMasters and her husband Frank of Saugus, his sister-in-laws, Julia Hamilton, Dorothy D’India, John Duffy, all of East Boston, his brother-in-law, Edward Duffy Sr. of Dorchester, his grandchildren, Brittany, Shannon and Allison Bartlett, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Main & Davis Street, Woburn, on Thursday, September 1st, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Loomis’ memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. baseball, football,bowling fishing and the race track fond memories i will never forget and Unk who taught me to throw to the right base Love you always Bill

  2. Please know that we are thinking about you and saying prayers to help you. Hoping all of your great memories and knowing how much he loved you will bring you comfort.

    Love you lots,

    Gerri, Dave, and Harry oxoxox

  3. Dianne Groom
    Uncle Tom was special in so many different ways to so many people. I will miss him during snow storms because Uncle Tom always was there to help me pull the rope of our snowblower… I never had the strength to. But that was Uncle Tom … always trying to help with a smile. I know how he loved bringing his sister, Pauline lunch and watching out for her and how she looked forward to tea time with Uncle Tom and Auntie Ellie.
    Billy and I will miss hearing you whisle as you walked up the driveway with your trash on Tuesday nights.
    Uncle Tom you always made Shaun feel special and we thank you for that.
    Rest in peace now and I’m sure if they have numbers in heaven you will hit it big. As Auntie Ellie would say “Love you love you” and forever missed. Dianne Groom

  4. Hi Patricia,

    I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I remember our sleep over when we were little and you burned your hand on the lamp and your dad won the trifecta at the races!!

    Paula (Gonsalves) Ash

  5. Nellie, Trish and Sam, Our family sends most heart felt love and sympathy to you. Some of my fondest memories of childhood and adulthood are of Uncle Tom. I remember him teaching me to bowl and taking us for ice cream. He was a kind, loving man who often gave me the strength to face challenging times. Love to you all! Love Mike Doris Annmarie Chris Kevin and Kira Little Chris Olivya and Alex

  6. Uncle Tom was a lot of fun to be around.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love,
    Lisa and Russell Stanton

  7. So sorry for your loss.We will miss our dear Uncle Tom, who always had a joke for everyone.
    Love,
    Denise, John, Colleen and Brian

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