Thomas W. Buonarosa

May 19th, 2012

Thomas W.  Buonarosa, fondly known as “Tommy” to his family and friends, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 17trh at the age of 27.

Tommy was born on February 20, 1985, in Melrose, Massachusetts, he was the cherished son of Christine Johnson and the late William Buonarosa.  Tommy moved to Wilmington when he was five years old and remained a resident of Wilmington and a graduate of Shawsheen Tech. High School, Class of 2003.

Tommy was employed as a sheet metal worker at the time of his death and in his spare time he was an avid collector of comic books and graphic novels, a hobby that he started as a young boy.

Tommy is survived by his mother Christine Johnson of Wilmington, his cousins Jenna and Bobby Wheeler and their daughter Ava, Julie Newell, and the late Jake Newell, all of Londonderry, NH.    Tommy is also survived by many friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, May 24th  from 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in Tommy’s name may be made to a Drug Awareness Program of your choice.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas W. Buonarosa”

  1. Christine Johnson says:

    Dear Tommy,

    I know you are happy now and at peace. I love you with all my heart and will miss your smiling face everyday until the time comes when we can be together again. Rest peacefully my son.

    Love you,


  2. Deb says:

    I have never met your family, however my deapest sympathies are with you and your family. Unfortunatly my daughter and I were the ones looking for the lost cat, and all we could think of was the sadness that you were about to here. I am so sorry. I hope he is at peace now.

  3. Sherry Martin Mascovitz says:

    Rest in peace, Tommy. I haven’t seen you in a long time but you always had a place in my heart.

    Chris, may god give you the strength to endure this loss. You are in my heart and prayers.

  4. Fred & Rose says:

    Tommy you were always a real gentleman whenever I saw you, you were like a baby bear hiding whenever I visited, but you always came out of hiding to say “hello”. Be happy and peaceful because all God’s children deserve happiness.
    Chris I told you before I admire your strength, no regrets, you were a good mother!

  5. Holly & Mark Harrington says:

    If tears could build a stairway,
    And memories were a lane.
    We would walk up to heaven,
    and bring you home again.
    No farewell words were spoken,
    No time to say goodbye.
    You were gone before we knew it,
    and only God knows why.
    Our hearts still ache in sadness,
    and many tears still flow.

    What it meant to lose you,
    no one can ever know.
    But now we know you want us,
    to mourn for you no more,
    to remember the happy times,
    life still has much in store.
    Since you’ll never be forgotten,
    We pledge to you today,
    A hallowed place within our hearts,
    Is where you’ll always stay.

    Chris, I am deeply sorry for your loss, and everything leading up to it. If you need anything at all please feel free to just give us a call. Tommy will be greatly missed and always hold a place within our hearts.

  6. Cheryl Marini says:

    Dear Tommy,
    I remember you only as a child who frequented our softball games many years ago with your Mom, so happy and full of life. That is how I will remember you always. I pray you have found peace and solace in a beautiful place.

    Chris, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. I pray God will give you the strength to endure remembering the best of times with your son. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  7. Christina Shondell says:

    Chris, such sad news. Please know that you and Tommy are in my thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time.

  8. Jan Marrocco Merlino says:

    Christine, I remember Tommy as a happy, energetic boy in the before school program. May sweet memories be with you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please know that if there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to let me know.

  9. Linda Watts says:

    Dear Chris, I didn’t know Tommy but I know how special he is to you and that you will miss him very much. May your sorrow be eased by the passage of time so that when you think of Tommy, you are smiling at happy memories.

  10. Kim (Leavis) Collins says:

    Chris – so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been some time since we have been in contact, but you and your dear son are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace to you in this difficult time and always.

  11. peter hogan says:

    I was stunned to see this entry. I still remember going to he after school program at the wildwood school. I struggle with similar problems and just feel bad for you. ? Chris your not the one to blame you raised tom right and, he was a good guy he just had a problem. (Too bad it ended this way) My deepest condolences
    Peter Hogan

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