Somerville/Medford Remembering Thomas McNamara


Thomas F. McNamara Sr. of Somerville passed away unexpectedly on August 9th, 2023 at the age of 69. Best friend and former husband to Anne, beloved father to Candace and Tom Jr., and cherished sibling to Kathy, Jackie, Kevin, Marilyn, Nancy and Peter.

Tom was born in Boston and grew up on Sherwood Road in Melrose, where he graduated from Melrose High School class of 1972. Tom went on to Norwich University where he graduated in 1976 with a degree in English.

Tom and his bride Anne moved to Buckhead, Atlanta, then out west to Denver, Colorado. During this time, Tom proudly worked for Anheuser-Busch. While in Denver, they welcomed their first child together. Tom’s fondest memories in Denver were walking Candace in her pram carriage around the city and being an active member of the Denver Athletic Club.
Tom and Anne moved back to Massachusetts and settled in Winchester for 30 years where they welcomed their son Tom Jr. and became a family of four. During this time, Tom was passionate about running along the Mystic Lake, swimming laps, restoring wrought iron furniture, attending Candace’s soccer games and Tom Jr.’s swim meets, and cultivating the family’s flower gardens.
Lifelong memories were made with Tom – or “Big T” as he affectionately went by – during vacations down the Cape, upstate trips to Le Moyne College, and Summer BBQs.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 18th at St. Catherine Church, 179 Summer St., Somerville at 11:00AM.
Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom’s name to PFLAG.

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