Obituaries

Thomas A. Feindel

January 15th, 2019

Thomas A. Feindel, “Tom”, age 22, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2019 at the Winchester Hospital.

Tom was born on February 24, 1996 in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of Kenneth and Janice Feindel. Tom attended Wilmington Public Schools and went on to attend Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica where he studied plumbing. Tom graduated Shawsheen Tech with the Class of 2014. While attending Shawsheen Tech, Tom went to work for Houghton Plumbing in Stoneham during his “shop weeks”. Tom loved his job and his co-workers; he was knowledgeable about plumbing and had great people skills when it came to dealing with the customers. Tom was still employed for Houghton Plumbing at the time of his death.

Throughout his life, Tom was very involved with the Boy Scouts; he earned the rank of Eagle Scout by completing his Eagle Project which consisted of him adding a two bay wash sink at Camp 40 Acres in Wilmington and building a roof shelter over it for the campers. Tom enjoyed all the outdoor activities and camping that came with scouting and he met some great people along the way that became lifelong friends.

Tom was a great kid who had a big heart and was always looking out for others; he took the time to listen, help, stand up for the “little guy” and he would go out of his way to do something nice for someone. Tom was not judgmental and never turned anyone away who needed help. Tom also enjoyed volunteering and he took several mission trips with his friends through the Wilmington Methodist Church; this was an eye-opening experience for this young man to see how other parts of the country and world lived. Tom always came back feeling very fortunate to have the loving family and support system that he called home.

Tom’s family was the center of his life; he had wonderful parents and brothers whom he adored. Tom looked forward to the time they spent together, the fun they had, and all the wonderful memories they shared. Tom was also fortunate enough to have a great extended family and a “village of friends” who he loved dearly. Tom will forever be in the hearts of those he loved.

Tom was the cherished son of Kenneth and Janice (McLean) Feindel, beloved brother of Christopher Feindel and Bryan Feindel & his girlfriend Allison Rotger all of Wilmington, dear grandson of Mary & the late Gordon “Mac” McLean of Woburn and Dorothy Nickerson & the late Kenneth Feindel of Melrose. Loving Nephew of Cheryl & Scott Reynolds of Yonkers, NY, Rick Feindel & Christine Twombly of Plaistow, NH, Robyn Feindel of Wadsworth, OH, Robert McLean of Woburn, Deb Fournier and Larry Nickerson and the late Donna Feindel. Tom is also survived by his girlfriend Morgan VanValkenberg of Danvers, his godfather Donald Wheaton & wife Kathy of Stoneham, his godmother Elaine Rockwood of Wakefield, his loving dog Diesel as well as many cousins and his village of friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, on Friday, January 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 17th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to Neurofibromatosis Northeast, 9 Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803.

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49 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas A. Feindel”

  1. The Balestrieri's says:

    Janice, Ken, Chris and Bryan,

    Our hearts go out to you all, our very deepest condolences for your loss.

    Kellie, Dave, Dylan and Jessie

  2. Tracey Costello says:

    Janice,Ken,Chris, Brian
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  3. Dan says:

    To his girlfriend and family , I am sorry for the loss.

  4. Capozzi Family says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    God bless <3 <3 <3

  5. Kathy Barnes says:

    Our hearts are broken. Thomas was a sweetheart. He will surely be missed. Our deepest sorrow and condolences to everyone Thomas knew. With love, Larry, Kathy, Kaitlin, Megan and Larry Barnes.

  6. The Pappas Family says:

    Our family is heartbroken for ourselves and for the Feindels. He will never be forgotten.

    Barbara, Nick, Niko and Max Pappas

  7. Kevin Yetman says:

    My sincerest sympathies on your loss, from a Troop 136 Eagle Scout.

  8. Nancy VanValkenberg says:

    A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family, friends and loved ones of Tom, someone so special will never be forgotten.

  9. Larry Barnes says:

    Miss you Terribly
    You will always be in our Hearts and on our Camping Trips

    Proud to be able to be in your Life

    Dad Barnes

  10. Andrew Baker says:

    I knew Thomas from Boy Scouts and middle school. He was truly a great kid who will be missed. May his memory be a blessing to all who were lucky enough to know him.

  11. Brandon Dembowski says:

    Always was a great kid, gone far too soon. He will be missed, and my heart goes out to his family.

  12. The Kane’s says:

    Our deepest condolences to you all. We love you and are here for you always. Love, Steph Chris and Sam

  13. The Shedd Family says:

    Our condolences to the Feindel Family and Morgan. Tom was great friend to Michael, he is really gonna miss his friendship. Tom was always so kind and a pleasure to be around. Our deepest sympathy to all.

  14. Denise & Ed Kane says:

    To the Feindel family and friends, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Thomas. It was our pleasure to have known him as a part of “the village of friends”. He was a Bright Light in the lives of everyone who loved him and will continue to be the Bright Light in all our memories.

  15. Caterino Family says:

    Thomas, I’m so sorry you left us all, so early……too early. You will be greatly missed by so many friends, and family. You will never be forgotten and will be thought of daily, as we remember how much happiness you brought into all our lives. You’ll always be loved.

  16. Greg Monteforte says:

    Janice Ken Chris & Brian my heart breaks for you ! The world was a much nicer place with Thomas in it, he was such a wonderful person. Of course I’ve been thinking about all my memories with Thomas from the early days of Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and the 30 Hour Famine’s I spent with him, he was truly a wonderful loving caring young man.
    May God comfort you all through this difficult time and may he help you find peace. I do know one thing: Heaven is a much better place now with Thomas there. We will miss him, but we won’t forget him.
    Take care of each other!

  17. MacDonald Family says:

    Our deep sympathy in the lost of your dear son. So sorry.
    Diane, Russ, Russell and Geoff MacDonald

  18. Gostanian’s says:

    Feindel Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May you Rest In Peace Thomas

    Heidi, Mike Brandon & Bobby

  19. R. Cote says:

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although I don’t know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace As we remember Thomas.

  20. Donna Morgan says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Kenny, Janice, Chris and Brian in the loss of your dear son and brother. Very few families are as close as yours and I know Thomas will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you all.
    Donna Morgan

  21. Linda Hutchinson says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. I only met Tom 1 time through my son, Jimmy. He was respectful, polite and an all around great person. I can’t begin to imagine how you feel. I have to believe that he is in good hands and he will forever be in your hearts and memories.

  22. Haddad family says:

    Feindel Family,

    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Joe, Maria, Tony and Nick

  23. Paul Visconti Sr. says:

    Janice, Kenny, Chris & Bryan……I have no words to express the deep sorrow in my heart for your family, at this most difficult time. I cannot imagine the pain. I am so, so sorry. My memories of that sweet face, calling me “Mr. Visconti”, will forever be etched in my heart…..

  24. Anderson Family says:

    Janice, Kenny, Chris and Bryan
    Our hearts go out to your family. Thomas was a wonderful happy person sweet and loving, the world is missing an angel. We will be keeping you all in our prayers, love to you all

    Denise,Bob, Joe ,Steven, Brian and David

  25. Walter Palino says:

    Feindel family
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during these times, I will miss Thomas he was a quality person and we need more like him. Sorry for the loss and the sorrow to you all.

  26. Jen Cargill Cunningham says:

    My heart breaks for you, Tom was such an amazing young man. I’m so sorry for your loss, we are praying for your family.

  27. Suzan Foy says:

    Janice, Ken, Chris and Bryan–
    I am so shocked and saddened for your loss. Thomas was such a good kid and a respectful young man. We won’t forget the times we spent camping at Hermit Island and the scouting events. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Suzan, Kaitlyn and Kevin Foy

  28. McMahon Family says:

    Our daughter is a friend of Tom’s and his close friends. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to ALL of Tom’s family & friends. By all accounts, he was an amazing young man, a great friend and loved by so many. We are heartbroken for all of you for this truly devastating loss.

  29. Greg, Gail & Tim Comeau says:

    Janice, Ken, Chris & Bryan,
    We are just heartbroken at this news. Thomas was such a kind soul and we thoroughly enjoyed our camping trips, especially Sebago, which won’t be the same without him. Our hearts go out to all of you and if there is anything you need, please reach out.
    Love,
    The Comeau family

  30. Debbie and Paul O’Brien says:

    Donnie, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your godson. Please extend our condolences to all.

  31. Mark Jeanine & Mark Jr says:

    Janice, Ken, Chris & Bryan,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Thomas was a wonderful kid. He was kind and caring and just a wonderful soul. Please except our deepest sympathy. Please if there is anything we can do please let us know. Thoughts and prayers are with you and may god get you through this.
    Love the Skoog Family

  32. Mark Jeanine & Mark Jr says:

    Allison we are so sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathy. May god be with you and get you through this difficult time.
    Love the Skoog Family

  33. The Adams family says:

    To the Feindel family and all those who knew and loved Tom, we send our deepest sympathy and condolences for this amazing young man who was loved and admired by so many people in his life. May all the great memories live on forever.

  34. Frank West says:

    To the family and friends of Thomas, Karen and I offer our deepest sympathies. Thomas was a great young man and he will be missed by all the lives he touched. God bless Thomas, his family, ad his ay friends now and always.

  35. Cristina, Kenny, Joe and Peter says:

    Janice, Ken, Chris and Bryan, We were so sad to hear about Thomas and so sorry for your loss. Our hearts break for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.

  36. Zhong Family says:

    Janice, Ken, Bryan, and Chris, we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Thomas. He is such a fantastic person and I remember him being incredibly sweet. In his short time, he has made so many people smile and been such a treasured person in our neighborhood. Your family and Thomas are in our thoughts. We wish you love and peace. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

    Love,
    Ling, Stella, Sean, and Tina

  37. Deb Metcalfe says:

    My thoughts love and prayers go out to the findel family. I’m so sorry for your loss

  38. The Sharp-Hegarty Family says:

    Janice, Ken, Chris and Bryan, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. We are sending prayers and hugs to all of you as you go through this difficult time.
    Carolyn, Tim and Anna

  39. Ed & Michelle MacCuish says:

    It was my great pleasure getting to know and befriend Tom over the past 6 years. I worked beside him on many jobs. hHe was always quick with a reply, or losing a tool. Me & my brothers @ Houghton Plumbimg came to know and adore “Our Tom”. He will sorely be missed. May you Rest In Peace, love and god bless.

  40. Brenda says:

    I know that there are now words that will ease the pain and sorrow of your loss. May “the God of all comfort” and your precious memories sustain you. My heartfelt condolences. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

  41. Deb Fournier says:

    Janice,Ken,Chris, Brian and Ally. I am so sorry for your loss . Thomas was loved by so many of us and I am also heart broken ! He was always so kind and caring.I will miss him . Love you Thomas. RIP ! ??Auntie Deb

  42. Richard Barry family says:

    To the Feindel family, it saddens me to hear of your devastating loss. I can’t imagine the sorrow your family is going through. What a wonderful son you raised. The impact he made to this community will be felt for many years. Just his commitment to the Boy Scout organization, his attainment to Eagle Scout, and the great water station at Camp Forty Acres are just a few of the many accomplishments that such a young person has made to Wilmington. His mission work that I’m hearing about is yet another example of his selfless contributions to society. It’s an example for all his generation to follow. I am sorry I won’t be able to comfort you at the wake or funeral in your time of sorrow due to health issues , but please know you are not forgotten by the Barry family as well as The Camp Forty Acres association.

  43. Julie Vanvalkenberg says:

    I am sorry for your loss. He was a great kid. Tom RIP.

  44. Mary Donnell says:

    Dearest Feindel Family, I cannot even image the sorrow you all are feeling at this sad time. It’s not fair that such a special, wonderful, kind young man was taken from the life he was enjoying and living to the fullest. I hope you can find comfort in knowing what he meant to so many people. May you find peace as you hold his memories and love in your hearts. So sorry for your loss, our hearts are broken.
    Mary – Mike – Matt Donnell ?

  45. Santos Family says:

    Having known Tom for the majority of his life, I do not believe that words can do any justice as to the kind, gentle, and incredibly loving young man that he was. From his outstanding taste in music to the individuality he exemplified on a daily basis- refusing to conform to archaic social expectations, Tom was an example of everything a decent human being should be. My family and I wish nothing but peace and healing to the Feindel family and hope that they are able to take comfort in the exemplary son, brother, and nephew that they had raised. You will be deeply missed, buddy.
    Love and Condolensces, Derek, Darcey, & George Santos.

  46. Mark Jeanine & Mark Jr says:

    Morgan so sorry for your loss. Thomas was kind and caring and always had a smile on his face. Remember those wonderful memories. May god get you through this difficult time.

    The Skoog Family

  47. Pamela Murphy says:

    Kenny, I am so sorry for your loss. So devastating to see some one lose their life at such a young age. May god help you and your family during such a difficult time.

    Pam at datacon

  48. Therriault Family says:

    We are all so sorry for you loss. Please know we will keep you in our prayers.
    Love Susan, Jim and Hannah

  49. Donna Mason says:

    Kenny,Janice and family,my heart goes out to you in this most difficult time in your life you are all in my thoughts and prayers may he rest in peace

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