Obituaries

Thomas E. Carbone

January 3rd, 2017

Thomas E. “Tom” Carbone, age 60, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers on January 2, 2017.

Tom was born on January 6, 1956 in Cambridge, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Pasquale J. “Patsy” and Janice “Jane” (Lumb) Carbone. Tom was raised in Tewksbury and graduated from Tewksbury High School.

Following high school, Tom went to work for Fisons for 20 years before going to work for Biopure, which became known as OPK, for the remainder of his career. Tom’s dedication and loyalty to his job promoted him to Supervisor. Tom worked at OPK until 2014. To keep himself busy, Tom went to work as the Sexton at the Methodist Church in Wilmington; a job he really enjoyed.

Tom moved to Wilmington in 1979, where he raised his family. He met and married Kathryn “Kathy” (Barnoth) Carbone on December 27, 1991. The couple just shared their 25th wedding anniversary. Tom and Kathy had many wonderful memories of trips to the beach, especially York Beach in Maine, holidays with their family and attending their children’s social events.

Tom was an active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church. He volunteered as an usher each Sunday and worked with the Youth Group. Tom took a special interest in the kids and enjoyed the events and trips they planned.

Tom was dedicated to helping people; he was a founding member of the St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen. He also was a Mason at the Friendship Lodge in Wilmington; he really enjoyed volunteering and the friendships he made with his fellow Masons.

In his spare time, Tom watched many Red Sox games with his family and friends. He worked out in his garden often and loved going out to dinner, especially to Rocco’s Restaurant or Mario’s Restaurant in North Reading.

Tom will be remembered as a kind, gentle person and just a “nice guy”. His love for his family was apparent in everything he did. He cherished his time with his two granddaughters and couldn’t praise them enough. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Tom is the beloved husband of Kathryn (Barnoth) Carbone, devoted father of Dominic Carbone & his wife Germaine, Julieann Buchanan & her husband Ryan all of Lowell, Jacqueline Carbone and Elena Carbone, both of Wilmington, loving “Papa” of Madelyn and Josephine, cherished son of the late Pasquale J. “Patsy” and Janice “Jane” (Lumb) Carbone, dear brother of Patrick Carbone & his wife Donna of Lowell. Tom is survived by his cousin Richard Carbone & his wife Diane, many special friends and colleagues, as well as his beloved dog, Macy.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street, (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, January 5th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested Memorial Donations be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, Attn: Youth Group, 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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25 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas E. Carbone”

  1. Joan Phillips says:

    Kathy. I am so sorry to hear that Tom has passed away. Please know that I am here if you need anything

  2. laura morgan says:

    Dearest kathy,elana,jule,jackie and dom I am so sorry to hear about your dear tom, he was a wonderful man~ he will be missed, may he rest in peace in gods paradice… love laura and ken Morgan

  3. Barbara Chirone says:

    So sorry for the loss of Tom. He is a good man and will be missed. Love to you all!

  4. shelly fortier says:

    He was a great guy and will be missed by many

  5. Jeannine Hunter says:

    A wonderful man and a wonderful family. Please accept my deepest condolences. Hugs to you all.

  6. Debra DeCoste Canter says:

    Kathy: I wish I could be there with you. I send my deepest condolences and I wanted you to know I was thinking of you. Tom will be missed.

  7. George Kerins says:

    Tom was a great guy,my condolences to the Carbone family,he will be missed by all

  8. maureen lazzaro says:

    Tommy you are safely in the arms of our Lord…………

  9. Don Spechts says:

    RIP ..Great Friend..

  10. Wendy Cogswell says:

    So sorry…

  11. Dianne Greenberg and Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and made this world a better place to be just knowing him. God bless to all of you

  12. George Ross says:

    Kathy and family, our prayers are with you with your loss
    of a great friend we had in Tom. We shared a lot of good
    times together over the years. He will be missed by all who
    knew him. We will cherish his memory. Rest in peace Tom.

  13. frances carvalho says:

    Cathy and family…I am so sorry for your sorrow. Love

  14. Merrill & Barbara Erichsen says:

    Kathy, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family at this time

  15. Amy Guevara says:

    To the Carbone family,

    Our hearts are heavy to hear of Toms passing. He was an wonderful person, many fond memories,filled with laughter were created when he graced us with his presence at Marios. We will miss him dearly. Your family is in our throughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love to you all, The entire Guevara Family.

  16. Leesa Spechts Astredo says:

    Memories of growing up together… Pat, Frances, Bobby, later my baby brother, Donnie. So many good memories and from what I have seen and heard, those wonderful days of our childhood continued on into adulthood, as you had a loving family and many friends.
    You have been called home into His loving arms. As you did in life, caring and nurturing those around you, you shall now continue on from above.
    My deepest sympathy, Kathy and family!
    Love,
    Leesa

  17. Sheryl Smith says:

    Kathy and family, my heart breaks for all of you during this time of sadness. I know the many memories you hold of Tom will get you through. He was a kind and friendly man.
    Sheryl Smith

  18. Kim Lambert-Serna says:

    To the Carbone Family:
    Love and caring thoughts are sent to you from the Serna Family during your time of loss. Tom was so welcoming to our family when we joined the Wilmington United Methodist Church. He made sure we signed up to sell Christmas tress and then made sure we had a fun time out there in the cold. He was a great ambassador of faith and love.
    Peace, The Serna Family

  19. Sandra (Spechts) Travis says:

    God’s loving arms will be open to receive Tom in Heaven, as Jane and Pat’s arms opened to receive him here on earth. I pray for strength and comfort for Kathy and all of the Carbone family.

  20. Lori Trites says:

    Kathy, you and your dear family are in my prayers during this time. I do hope your wonderful memories give you strength. Love to you, Lori Trites

  21. Brenda, Ryan and Kevin Ackerley says:

    Kathy, You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. He and the rest of your family made us feel so welcome at church. He touched our hearts and lives and will be truly missed. Love, Brenda, Ryan and Kevin

  22. Jim burgholzer says:

    So sorry to hesr of Tom’s passing. No matter how bad things were going at Biopure he aways had a smile snd kind words for me when he walked by my desk. My thoughs are with Kathy and their children.

  23. Dan and Sandi Sgrulloni says:

    Kathy and family,
    You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom was a great guy! We are so sorry for your loss.
    Dan and Sandi

  24. Debbie Lothian Marks says:

    My thoughts, prayers and love go out to your family. Although, I haven’t seen you in years…….RIP, You are with the angels now.

  25. Priscilla Anderson says:

    Brian and I are so very sorry for your loss and hope that you all can find peace at this difficult time. Brian and Priscilla Anderson

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