Sheehan, Thomas J. III

June 23rd, 2009

sheehan-tomThomas J. Sheehan, III, age 65, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.

Born on December 1, 1943, in Cambridge, MA, Tom was the dear son of the late Thomas J., Jr. & Helen (Erwin) Sheehan. Tom grew up in Cambridge and Arlington and spent his summers in Marshfield with his family. He graduated Matignon High School in 1961 and Boston University in 1965 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Tom taught Physical Education at Arlington Junior High School for 36 years, retiring in 2001. Tom also Coached football, basketball, and track for the Arlington Athletic Department. Tom worked for NAPA in Wilmington following his retirement.

Tom married Maureen Murphy in February of 1967 and in 1977 they moved to Wilmington to raise their three children.Tom was a sports enthusiast who followed the Red Sox and Celtics and he was an Elvis fan. Tom also enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Rockingham Park, where he loved the horses, the beach in Marshfield, and vacationing with his family. Tom was a devoted family man who loved to attend his children’s and then his grandchildren’s sporting and school events. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and former students.

Tom was the beloved husband of Maureen (Murphy) Sheehan, devoted father of Kerry Sheehan, Beth Rooney & her husband Mickey all of Wilmington and Thomas J. Sheehan IV of Revere, loving grandfather of Brendan Sheehan, Liam, Colin, Caroline, & Charlie Rooney, dear brother of Maryann Nolan of Hanover, Richard E. Sheehan, and the late Martha Maher both of Marshfield, brother-in-law of Pastor Timothy Murphy of the Immaculate Conception Church in Salem, and Jerry Murphy of Somerville, Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, June 26th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, MA 01970.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Sheehan, Thomas J. III”

  1. AnnMarie Locke says:

    Maureen.Kerry, Beth, Tommy,Maryann, Richie, and all the family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Tom was a wonderful cousin, and a great husband,dad,father-in-law, grandfather, brother and uncle. I hope that the support of your wonderful extended family and friends, as well as a lifetime of great memories will help you through this difficult time.
    We love you all,
    AnnMarie, Jack, Allison,Courtney and Garrett

  2. Judy Kincaid says:

    Dear Maureen and Kerry,
    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s death. My sincere prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Joanne Benton says:

    Dear Sheehan Family,

    My deepest sympathy over your terrible loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the beautiful memories that you have. They will sustain you during this difficult time.


    Joanne Benton
    Wilmington Superintendent of Schools

  4. Kathy Keohane (Moran) says:

    Maureen, Kerry, Beth & Tommy,

    Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing, my deepest sympathy to your entire family.

  5. Carmen Driscoll says:

    Dear Maureen —
    My sympathies are with you and the kids. I’m very sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Carmen Driscoll & boys

  6. Tricia St. Jean (Moran) says:

    Maureen, Kerry, Beth & Tommy,

    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tricia St. Jean & Family

  7. Jane Woods says:

    Dear Kerry, we were so sorry to hear about your dad. Our deepest sympathy to you and Brendan and to your family. You are in my thoughts. Love ,Jane, Emma, Brendan

  8. Susanna and Michael Brennan says:

    Dear Father Murphy and family,

    Michael and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of Mr. Sheehan. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Susanna and Michael

  9. Nancy Dineen says:

    Dear Maureen,

    I was sorry to hear about Tom”s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Nancy Dineen

  10. Cheryl Hird-Baranow says:

    Kerry, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Cheryl Hird-Baranow

  11. Katherine Enos says:


    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

    Katherine and Rico Enos

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