Thomas J.'s Story
Thomas J. Predka, 73, formerly of Beverly, beloved husband of Eileen (Cena) Predka, died Friday morning, February 17, 2017, at his home.
Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Kornatowski) Predka. He was raised in Beverly and graduated from Beverly High School, Class of 1960.
Mr. Predka had been employed the past five years as a wheel chair van driver for Mass. Trans. in Danvers. Prior to that, he worked as an automotive technician for many years.
A resident of Peabody for the past 40 years, he was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Kristen Predka of West Newbury; a son, Marc Predka and his fiancé, Katie Mitchell of Peabody; his five nephews that he cherished, Stephen, John, Daniel, Matthew and Sean Cena; and his beloved pet cat, M.I.A. and pug, Neiko.
His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in the North Beverly Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016, www.wish.org. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  February 18, 2017