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Thomas M. Bibber

August 8th, 2021

Thomas M. Bibber, “Tom”, age 69, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2021, at the Lawrence General Hospital.

Tom was born in Boston, MA, on December 4, 1951; he was the dear son of the late Milton and Florence (Campbell) Bibber. Tom was raised and educated in Dorchester, MA; and a graduate of Boston Technical High School.

Tom married the “love of his life” Susan Albertini in 1987; the couple lived in Woburn for a few years before moving to Wilmington in 1995 where they raised their two boys Richie and Joshua. Tom was a very devoted father; his boys were his “pride and joy”; he was very active in coaching their sports teams for many years and when not coaching he was often found on the sidelines cheering on them and their friends.

Tom was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan who hardly ever missed watching a game; another past time that he shared with his sons. He also loved gardening and playing the guitar whenever he got a chance.

Prior to retiring, Tom, worked as an Administrator for the Verizon Company where he was instrumental in and saw many changes in the tele-communications field throughout the years.

Tom will be remembered as an all around “great guy” who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He would go out of his way to help anyone in need; family, friend or neighbor, it didn’t matter he would always be there if you needed him. Tom will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Tom was the beloved husband of Susan M. (Albertini) Bibber, devoted Dad of Richie Bibber and Joshua Bibber all of Wilmington, brother of John Bibber and his wife Janice of Berkley, MA, the late Jane Ross and the late Priscilla Bibber, brother-in-law of Joanne and George Meers of California. Tom is also survived by his nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Friday, August 13th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon followed by a Celebration of Tom’s life at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

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11 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas M. Bibber”

  1. Stephanie Warren says:

    I have so many fond memories of my Verizon (Ma Bell) days working in the service center with Tom. We sat next to each other, shared lunches together and he kept me laughing all day. A truly great guy and I am sad to hear of his passing. Thinking of his family during this difficult time. Just know that if he impacted my life, I am sure he impacted many others as well. Rest peacefully my friend.

  2. Lydia & Richard Mears says:

    Dear Tom…I knew you when…life was much simpler in the 1950’s…your family visiting from Massachusetts…playing on the beach…eating lobsters and clams…Dad would make clam fritters and you would hum while you ate – yum…I remember your manta “I’m going to own all the horsies in the world”…I’m sorry that our families parted as we grew older and our responsibilities and families grew up. I’m so glad we got to visit at Mom’s memorial service in 2008. Dear Cousin, may you Rest In Peace!, Love, Lydia

  3. Yvonne M Johnson says:

    Deepest sympathies to Susan and the young men Tom and Sue raised. Memories of time with both Susan and Tom are quality time spent at Ma Bell. Ma Bell made us a family. I will miss my brother Tom. Rest peacefully til we met again.

  4. Patti (Sullivan) Ratliff says:

    Dear Susan and family….I am so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Knowing him was truly one of the highlights of my life. Genuine, kind and, without a doubt, one of the funniest people I have ever met. He definitely left his mark on a lot of lives. I have many fond memories of the both of you and know that YOUR memories with him will sustain you all through this very difficult time. Patti

  5. Jean M Merriman says:

    My husband was a cousin to Tom and we did not get to spend a lot of time together but when we did it was always a lot of fun with wonderful stories. It had been several years since I saw him but it was a great last time together I think it was 10 years ago in May at Lydia and Rich’s house for lunch and family talk. A great time was had by all. So sorry for your loss. RIP Tom and look up David.

  6. George M says:

    Sue Richie and Josh,
    Sorry to here the news. Uncle Tom was always so funny and fun to be around. We have many happy memories. RIP Tom.

  7. Marie and Paul Stansel says:

    So sad to hear of Tom’s passing. Sincere condolences to Susan and the boys. I’ll always remember Tom’s sense of humor and the fun we had as kids.

  8. Stephen Kelleher says:

    Dear Susan, Sincerest condolences to you and Richie and Josh on Tom’s passing. I wish you the peace and joy of fond memories and loving family and friends.

  9. ELLEN BOYD MCINTOSH says:

    DEAR SUE, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF TOM’S PASSING. TRULY ONE OF THE FUNNIEST GUYS I KNEW. DAYS AT MA BELL ARE FOND MEMORIES. LOVE TO ALL THE FAMILY.

  10. Rob & Michelle Bodoni says:

    Sue, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You and Tom will always hold a special place in our hearts as our time in Woburn was memorable to say the least. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys during this trying time…

  11. Joanne and Michelle flaherty says:

    Although Michelle and I never met Tom we were fortunate enough to have his wife Susan help us with Michelle as a caregiver we witnessed Susan s love fir her husband daily as she cared fir him during illnesses all she ever wanted was for him to be well and taken care of !!!! She cared for my daughter lovingly for six years also !!!!love to you Susan during this tough chapter of your life

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