Thomas E. McCue

October 7th, 2013

Thomas E. McCue, age 95, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Wilmington and FL, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 6, 2013 at the Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua.

 Thomas was born on December  17, 1917 in Boston, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Thomas F. and Ruth (Foley) McCue.  Thomas was raised in the shadow of the Bunker Hill monument in Charlestown and was a graduate of Boston High School of Commerce in 1935.

 Thomas was employed by the Boston Naval Ship Yard for many years as a sheet metal worker.  During his time of employment, Thomas enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and returned home to be with his family.  Thomas was very proud of his career and loved to tell people about his accomplishments at work.

 Thomas married Pauline E. (Ritchie) McCue on October 3, 1943; the couple just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past week.  Thomas and Pauline shared a great life together filled with beautiful memories of traveling with family and many get togethers, especially during the holidays.  The couple lived in Wilmington where they raised their three children, Pat, William and Brian before relocating to Florida in 1975.

 Thomas spent 30 years in Florida and became accustomed to a great lifestyle of golf and fishing.  He became quite an avid golfer and was proud to tell his great story about achieving not one, but two “holes in one.”  Thomas and Pauline loved living in Florida in the winter and summering at Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire.  In 2005, the couple settled in Nashua, N.H., moving back to be close to their family.

 Thomas was quite mechanically inclined and loved to tinker around the house fixing odds and ends.  In his spare time, he loved to read, complete crosswords and do puzzles.  He will be remembered for his subtle humor.  One of his favorite sayings went, “I’d like to live to 100 or die trying.” 

 Thomas was the beloved husband of Pauline E. (Ritchie) McCue of Nashua, N.H., devoted father of Patricia Beaushene & her husband William of Shirley, MA, William McCue of Bradford, ME, Brian McCue & his wife Kathleen of Litchfield, NH, loving “Grampy” of Thomas McCue, Megan McCue, Ross McCue, Robert Beaushene and Jessica Beaushene, cherished son of the late Thomas F. and Ruth (Foley) McCue, dear brother of the late Francis and James McCue.

 Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, Oct. 10th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Thomas’ name may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas E. McCue”

  1. Lynn Leonard says:

    Thank you Mr. McCue for your Service to our Country. Rest well sir knowing you raised a good family and lived a successful live. Leaving a legacy of love. Deepest Sympathy to your family and friends.

  2. Philip and Leslie O'Keefe says:

    Pat and Bill,
    Please know that your family is in our thoughts at this difficult time. Your Dad is so handsome in his picture. We only met him a few times but we thought he was a very nice man. He will live on in your hearts forever.

  3. Jim & Kathy Connors and family says:

    We look back with great joy at the times we spent together in Florida. Tom loved our thanksgiving feasts and Christmas time with our family. We always felt Tom and Pauline were members of our family, and still do. God bless you all.

  4. Dave & Pauline Metivier says:

    Our sincerest condolences to Pauline, Pat & Bill and the entire family.

  5. Ed & Sue Nasiatka says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat, Bill & the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  6. Beth Ritchie Pidgeon says:

    Aunt Pauline, Billy, Pat and Bill, Brian and Kathy, (and all family and friends)..
    How fortunate you all are to have had such a special member of your family with you for so long. Certainly a life time of memories. May those memories comfort you during these difficult times. Love and hugs Beth (Ritchie)

  7. Harry and Joyce Pinkham says:

    Brian and Family-we never met your Dad but in reading the obituary, you can tell he had a wonderful and long life. We thank him for his service for his country. We send our prayers and condolences.

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