Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Thomas C. Killeen on his passing.
Thomas C. Killeen was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.
Thomas C. Killeen, of Somerville, MA was called to eternal rest at the age of 82 on September 2nd 2021.
Thomas was the beloved husband of 58 years to Eleanor (Hartnett) Killeen, amazing father to Tara, Thomas, Sean & his wife Christy, Michael & his wife Kristin, Erin, Shannon & her husband Dennis, and father-in-law to James Shannon.
He is the son of the late John and Julia Killeen. He is survived by his sisters Mary McDonald and Joan DiNapoli. Predeceased by his siblings Claire, Jackie, Edna, Patsy, Barbara, Betsy, Peggy and Richard. Loving uncle of several nieces and nephews.
More than anything, he was the most loving, doting, Grampy in the world to his pride and joy Mariah, CJ, Bria, Courtney, Shea, Ciaran, and Deni-Monroe.
He was a proud Air Force Veteran as he loved and served his country from 1959 – 1963. He cherished his camaraderie with fellow Veterans. Tom was a grateful friend of Bill W.
He was an avid lover of Boston sports, especially the Red Sox & The Patriots. His hobbies included writing stories, songs, and poems. He absolutely loved to sing; but the most cherished of all was spending time with his beloved grandchildren. Thomas was known for his sense of humor, mentorship, and wisdom.
His humility is exemplified in his words: “I admit it, I accept it, and I remain teachable.”
His legacy will live on.
Funeral Procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Wednesday, September 8th at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, Union Sq. Somerville at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.
Calling Hours Tuesday, September 7th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Face masks will be required for for all services.
Services will conclude with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:45PM.
In lieu of flowers, an act of kindness to a veteran would be appreciated.