Thomas Edward Holmes Sr., 62, of Blackstone, MA, passed away suddenly Wednesday February 5, 2020. He is predeceased by his mother Dorothy M. (Wright) Holmes of Wellesley, MA, his father William Holmes of Clearwater, FL and his sister Carolyn Holmes of Franklin, MA. He is survived by his wife Pamela Blake-Holmes of Blackstone, MA; his son Thomas E. Holmes Jr. of Memphis, TN; his daughter Lynsey Coelho, son-in-law Wilmar Coelho and his granddaughter Cecilia Coelho of Worcester, MA; step-daughter Kimberly Boudreau, grandson Blake Boudreau of Framingham, MA; his brothers William and Joanne Holmes of Sorento, ME and Ronald Holmes of Fernandina Beach, FL; Godsons Patrick Carney of Jacksonville, FL, and Ronald Holmes, Jr. of Millbury, MA; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and cousins.
Tom was a native of Wellesley, MA. He lived life to the fullest and was the life of the party. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and feeling the wind in his face while he cruised on his Harley. He was a proud president and founding member of the BBDC. Tom traveled all over the country and was never at a loss for a story. He loved his wife. His family and friends were so important to him. Tom spent most of his life on the road and just retired from Local 4 Operating Engineers, Boston, Teamsters local 170, Worcester. Tom was finishing building a home in the New Hampshire mountains to retire to. A man of many talents including painting and acting. Tom will be remembered for his big smile, booming laugh, and big hands, only second in size to his heart. Truly unforgettable.
Visiting hours in the Eaton and Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St, NEWTON CORNER, on Sunday, February 9th from 2-5 pm. Funeral Services in The Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St, Newton, on Monday, February 10th at 11 am.
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