Thomas "Tom"'s Story

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Thomas ‘Tom’ Joseph Healey, 79, of Marshfield, Mass., died peacefully at his home early in the morning of Saturday, March 4th, 2017 after a hard fought battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Maureen ‘Mo’ (McDonough) Healey, his daughter, Veronica Kent of Scituate, Mass.; his son, Thomas Healey of Swampscott, and his beloved grandchildren, Caitlin Healey, Haley Kent, Peter John ‘PJ’ Kent, Brigid Healey, Erin Healey, Nora Kent, and Tommy Healey. He also loved his great-grandson, Emmitt Thomas Kent. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen.
Born in Boston, Mass. on September 17, 1937, to the late Thomas and Mary Rose (Crowley) Healey, he was raised in Dorchester, Mass. and was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts. He attended Boston State College and then spent four years with the United States Air Force in France, where he loved training the German Shepherds. He then became an MBTA streetcar driver and history teacher at South Boston High School. In 1980, he founded Alletess Medical Laboratory where he spent 35 years building a successful allergy testing company alongside his daughter. He retired in 2015.
Tom was a sturdy, traditional man. He provided for his family, and enjoyed being Grandpa. The Healeys and the Kents would come together every holiday to share stories, sarcasm, and simply be together.
Thomas always had a passion for sports with his favorite teams being the New York Giants (with the Patriots being a close second), the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed watching hockey with his grandchildren, and while he wasn’t always impressed with the team’s performance or coaching he stayed loyal.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Sullivan Funeral Homes, 551 Washington Street, Hanover, Mass. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Christine’s Parish, Marshfield. Burial will be held Tuesday, March 14th at 12:45 p.m. at Mass National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marshfield Firefighters, IAFF Local 2568, 60 South River Street Marshfield, MA 02050 and the Scituate Etrusco, 1 Common Street, Scituate. For directions and online guestbook, visit www.SullivanFuneralHomes.com.
Published on  March 10, 2017
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