Thomas J. Vear Sr entered eternal rest at his beach home in Topsail Beach North Carolina on August 17th.with his children by his side. He was born April 5th, 1938 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Lillian (Foley) and William J Vear. Thomas worked for many years as an Ironworker in Local 357. Upon retirement in 1983, he and his wife split time between Springfield and North Carolina to spend their retirement years along the beach. Thomas was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University in 1989. Thomas was predeceased by his beloved wife Maureen Vear (Wood) in 2014. Thomas will forever be in the hearts of his two children, Deborah Vickowski and her husband Gregory of Franklin Ma and Thomas J Vear Jr and his wife Maureen of Monson. Thomas also leaves four cherished grandchildren, Thomas R. Vear and his wife Jacqueline, Danielle Vear, Andrew Vickowski, and Caitlin Vickowski. Family and friends are invited to meet at Mary Mother of Hope Parish on Saturday, September 7th for a Liturgy of Christian Burial beginning at 10 am. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, Thomas’s family has asked that a memorial donation in his memory be made to the D’Amour Cancer Center, 3350 Main St Springfield, MA 01199.
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