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Paula Ploetz
September 22, 2022
Tom was always very nice to me when we’d meet up at the Colonial Inn, in Fitzy’s Carlisle woods, or at Irene Walworth’s pot luck suppers. Eventually, he picked me up in his still-running Saab and drove us in to Symphony Hall for a bit of culture. We sat at a white table... Continue Reading
Rolf Dammann
April 16, 2022
I lived next door to Tommy back in the 60’s/early 70’s and saw him one other time in the late 80’s when I stopped by the old neighborhood. Even back then he was different from all of the others in that he was always trying new things — such as learning the Russian lan... Continue Reading
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Gordon Sullivan
November 20, 2021
I was a neighbor to Tom and his family in Carlisle. I was deeply moved by the video tribute of a caring, unselfish, and sharing man. He lived a full life packed with experiences most of which involved helping others. May God bless you and RIP
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Maria Shepherd
November 13, 2021
My condolences to everyone in the Rourk family. Dave And Maria Preble
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Mary Sletten
November 10, 2021
I met Tom when buying my piano years ago. He's the one who gave it its voice and made it truly sing! We always enjoyed his visits, and he trekked to Maine last year to work on the piano after we moved from Mass. I had hoped to get him back again when we could go out f... Continue Reading
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Nancy (Krueger) Gresham
November 9, 2021
Sheila, Eileen, Steven, Danny & Michael, I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother Tommy. Remember the good times!
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Lorelle Wilson
November 9, 2021
My family met the Rourk family when we rented a home in his neighborhood back in the late 1970s while our house was being built across town. There were lots of teenagers with lots of typical teenage activities like playing out in the woods, ice skating on the nearby swa... Continue Reading
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Lara Lofdahl
November 6, 2021
Tom was one of the first people when we moved to Carlisle in the early 2000s, and for me, he remains the epitome of a good neighbor. Even when I was a child, he made me feel seen and heard, a gift I believe he shared with all who were lucky enough to meet him. The last t... Continue Reading
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Barbara Keizer
November 3, 2021
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Dee Funeral Home
November 2, 2021
The Dee Funeral Home staff wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Tom's family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
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