Obituaries

Thomas H. Carbone

January 11th, 2022

Thomas H. Carbone, age 74, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Wilmington and Billerica, passed away unexpectedly on January 9, 2022.

Tom was born on May 6, 1947, in Woburn, MA; he was the dear son of the late Lewis and Margaret (Redmond) Carbone. Tom was one of seven children who was raised in a large and loving family in Wilmington, MA.

Tom was a hard worker throughout his entire life and never fully retired; he began his career at a young age working for R. J. Kelly Company in Burlington, MA in construction for many years. At the age of 21, Tom married his high school sweetheart and started his family where they initially resided in Cambridge and Woburn before settling in Billerica where he raised his children. Tom was dedicated to his children and grandchildren; he loved them unconditionally and always wanted to do what he could for them.

Tom was an avid Boston sports fan; he enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox at home or heading to Fenway Park with family to take in a game. Tom’s all-time favorite team was the New England Patriots; he loved watching their “Dynasty” over the last twenty years and was a “die hard” Tom Brady fan. Tom enjoyed cooking and making homemade soups and sauces. Tom was also very proud of his Italian Heritage and traditions; something he also taught his children.

In the 1980’s, after working many years for R. J. Kelly Company, Tom decided to venture out with his brother to start their own company, Furniture & Equipment Company, and then he later started his own company called Installations Unlimited. Tom’s endearing personality, commitment, and dedication to his business made him successful for many years.

Tom will be fondly remembered as a kind and generous man who would do anything to help anyone; he had a warm smile and a heart of gold. Tom’s love for his family and friends was evident in everything he did; he will forever be loved and missed by all.

Tom was the beloved proud father of Kimberly A. (Carbone) Bradley and the late Thomas M. Carbone, the loving grandfather of Anthony Carbone, who was the “apple of his eye”. Tom was the long-term companion of Darlene Raboin, dear brother of the late Catherine “Dolly” Dunnigan, late Lewis “Butchie” Carbone, Mabel Bova, Margaret “Peggy” Christiansen, late Marcia Maglio, and Louann Madrid. Tom is also survived by his step-grandchildren Maggie, Andre, Andrew, Ryan, and John who he loved dearly, as well as his many nieces, nephews and their families, his loving grand puppy Bella and kitty Hana Banana.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Friday, January 14th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 12:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tom’s memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas H. Carbone”

  1. donna yorkston says:

    Love, prayers and peace to the entire family.

  2. Melissa Gerlach says:

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. I didn’t have the honor to know Tom, but I can tell he was an incredible person as I’m friends with his wonderful daughter Kim. May god bless you and keep you well in this time.
    Best,
    Melissa Gerlach

  3. Richard J Kelly Jr says:

    May,1971. It’s hard to believe it’s over 50 years, since your dad introduced us. Thank you Tom, for always being a friend. R.I.P.

  4. Jenny Stuart says:

    My heart breaks for you now. But may you find peace that he his in heaven and doing all the things he loves.

  5. Mary A Snow says:

    My heart breaks for his family. Friends for over 40 years god parent to both my children Amy Tremblay and Daniel Martini Mentor to my husband David Snow.Tom was a well loved man with a heart of gold he will be missed may you rest in peace Tom.

  6. Kevin O'Brien says:

    Tom was the best of the best. We have worked together for 30 years and long ago the work relationship became friendship. Tom was talented, smart, and had a great sense of humor. There was never a problem on a job that Tom could not solve. I received more compliments from customers about Tom than I can count. You will be greatly missed , Tom. Hopefully you have already found the Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse in heaven.

  7. Don & L. Parilla says:

    Jim, Your beautiful obituary says it all and now you can rest in the arms of Jesus. Our prayers are with you & your family.

  8. Jackie Huntington says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Tommy and his loving family. May Gods gift of remembrance sustain you all in this most difficult time.

  9. Louise (Henderson) Cain says:

    Dear Peggy, so sorry for your loss, it sounds like your brother was a great guy. Fondly, Louise (Henderson) Cain.

  10. Christine Fuchs says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Sharon Spitko says:

    From the moment I met Tom (over 20+ years ago)… I always called him the ‘Boston version’ of my Dad. He was a hard worker and a genuine person that everyone loved. I always made it a point to go see Tom if he was ever in the area on a nearby jobsite. He will truly be missed.

  12. Mark Franzen says:

    Tom was a man that always brought a smile to my face and a laugh to a conversation. We spent many days at CarMax stores in the parts department talking about Patriots football and I spoke about the greatness of the Chicago Bears 1985 team. He was kind, generous and one of the hardest workers I’ve been around. I looked forward to seeing him during my travels. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in Peace, my friend.

  13. Christine Gunn Goodridge says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  14. Shelley B Kesselman says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. May he rest in peace and rise in glory! Darlene, please know that both of you will be in my prayers.

  15. Mark DeBruyckere says:

    Tom was a trusted business partner, confidant, mentor, and above all a dear friend for over 40 years. Tom had a great sense of humor and would do anything for you. I’ve never met anyone who took so much pride in their work and he never finished a job until it was to HIS satisfaction. It was a pleasure and truly an honor to have known him. I will miss you Tom.

  16. Larry Gallagher says:

    The Carbones and Gallaghers grew up just down the street from each other. Lou and Margaret (whom we loved) raised a wonderful family…two boys and five beautiful girls. Tom was a childhood friend of my oldest brother Ed, and what I remember most of all was his ever present smile and joie de vivre. Our sincerest condolences – Bernadette and Larry

  17. Darlene Raboin says:

    Tom was my whole world, my best friend, my companion, my confidant and my love. He worked so hard for so many years. His work, family and friends were always his priority. I will never find another like him. Tom had a famous saying: “Thanks for coming in today”. Tom thanks for coming in today and coming into my life and may you rest in peace my sweet Love

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