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Thomas F. Sheehy


Retired Lieutenant, Lowell Fire Department, 84
 Thomas F. Sheehy, 84, of Tyngsboro, MA, formerly of Lowell, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 31st at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Wojcik) Sheehy with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2014.
 Tom was born in Lowell on December 5, 1930, the fifth of eight children to the late Joseph A. and the late Mary A. (McLarnon) Sheehy. During his formative years, Tom grew up in his beloved Acre neighborhood where he and his family were devoted parishioners of St. Patrick Church. He was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Boy’s School and Lowell High School.
 A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Tom served admirably in the United States Navy on the Aircraft Carrier USS Cabot (CVL 28) terminating his tour of service with an Honorable Discharge.
 Following in his father’s footsteps, Tom proudly served his community as a member of the Lowell Fire Department, retiring as a Lieutenant after thirty-five years. After retiring from the LFD, he went on to a second career as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service, this time serving his second community of Tyngsboro, MA.
 Being a strong believer and faithful servant of the Catholic Church and all their teachings, Tom was a proud and lifelong member of the Catholic fraternal organization, the Knights of Columbus, attaining his 4th degree several years before his passing. He was also a longtime member of the Club Lafayette and shared many laughs there with a great number of friends and acquaintances. He often fondly recalled how he was the first person of Irish heritage to be admitted to the Club Lafayette.
 In addition to his wife Patricia, Tom is survived by four children Paddy Sheehy and his wife Dr. Janice Barnhart of Barnstead, NH, Michael J. Sheehy of Lowell, MA, Terrence F. Sheehy, Esq. and his wife Lisa Sheehy, ESQ. of Encinitas, CA and Maura P. (Sheehy) Costello and her husband Wayne R. Costello of Lowell, MA; his precious grandchildren Ryan and Casey Sheehy and their mother Suzan (Couillard) Sheehy of Lowell, MA, Paidin Costello of Lowell, MA, Aidan and Kathleen Sheehy of Encinitas, CA, and Lowell J. Sheehy of Barnstead, NH; sisters-in-law Patricia (Cox) Sheehy of Chelmsford, MA, Fleurette “Flo” (Ayotte) Sheehy of Lowell, MA, Maureen “Molly” (Gleason) Sheehy of Lowell, MA and Nancy Desilets and her husband Brian of Derry, NH; brothers-in-law Henry Wojcik of Lowell, MA, Robert Wojcik and his wife Joanne of Georgia; as well as many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, among them, his very special niece Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Townsend; and his lifelong friend Edmond O’Connor of Lowell, MA.
 Tom was also predeceased by his late siblings John E. Sheehy, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Sheehy) Townsend, Joseph P. Sheehy, Dorothy A. (Sheehy) Richards, Frederick J. Sheehy, Senator Paul J. Sheehy and infant Mary Sheehy.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH (lower church) in Lowell at 10 o’clock (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the St. Patrick Church Renovation and Restoration Fund, 282 Suffolk St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Condolences (6)
  • The Howell Family
    Our deepest sympathies to all of you. May Tom rest in peace. Sincerely, Bill Howell and Family
  • Evelyn Marshall  - Dear Pat
    So sorry for your loss. Growing up next to the SHEEHYS will always have a place in my heart.... Pat your boys were like my lil brothers and were loved to death by my Mum... I remember Tom was always busy but always had time to stop and ask me how I was and to show me the latest development in the garage....LOL. Eventually when he didn't show me I'd ask him myself... Tom how's the garage comin along??? Always got him to laugh and then he'd go find you and make me tell you what I just said and he'd laugh all over again... And the Woodpaned truck and the pots and pans my Mum would bang when he had a hang over....and Uncle Toms cabin and how generous he was to let us use it....The memories were all good
  • Roger and Midge Landry, 48 Dan  - Our deepest sympathy to all the Sheehys.
    Flo and Molly Sheehy and all the Sheehy family. Our deepest sorrow with the loss of Tommy. Midge and Roger Landry
  • Nancy and Bill Costello  - We are heartbroken for your loss
    "Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, far as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart." Mary Ramish And there will always be fond loving memories of Tommy. He will be missed by all that knew him. Our deepest sympathy. love and Nancy (Mom/Nana) and Bill (dad/gramps) Costello
  • carol and rick (costello) fike  - what we have once enjoyed...
    "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us" helen keller We are heartbroken for your loss..all our loss. We all enjoyed Tommy's stories, song and love of fun and life. Memories will put a smile on our face when we think of him belting out a tune, chatting about all things Irish or reminiscing about bygone days. He will be missed and prayers..carol and rick
  • Pamela Curran and Gary Descote  - He will be missed!
    So Sorry for you loss. Tommy will be missed by everyone who knew him, he lit up the room when he walked in and commanded everyone's attention, I never laughed so much as when he told his stories. He had a nickname for us and every time he saw us he broke out with the tune of the (HONEYMOONERS) that's what he called us and he always sang the tune to that show as we entered the Club Lafayette! Gary and I have memories that will last our life time of Tommy...he will be and already is MISSED.
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