Hartson Thomas 'Tom' Hammond
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Loving husband, father, grandfather,
great-grandfather, and brother; 76
DRACUT -- Hartson Thomas "Tom" Hammond, beloved husband of Joan (Peters) Hammond, a Dracut resident, died on Friday, January 10, 2014, with his family by his side. He was 76.
He was born in Rumford, Maine on April 9, 1937, a son of the late Hartson W. and Lenora (Gauthier) Hammond. Tom was a 1957 graduate of Mexico High School, Mexico, Maine.
He then served in the Army National Guard.
Tom retired from the Pepperell Paper Company, which was also known previously as St. Regis Company and James River Company following 38 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked at the Pelham High School and the Dracut Senior Center.
Tom was a communicant and active member of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish. He was a member of the Men's Club, Marriage Encounter and the Bereavement Committee. He also volunteered at the former Ste. Therese School.
Tom bowled for many years with the Shawsheen Bowling League and later with the Dracut Seniors. He also was an avid dart player and played for many years in the Greater Lowell Dart League.
Tom and Joan loved dancing and traveling, but family was paramount to Tom. He looked forward to spending time with all of his family, especially at the Hammond Reunion.
Surviving Tom besides his wife of 53 years are five children and their families, Mark and Deborah (Falardeau) Hammond of Dracut, their children, Jen Ruckman and her fiancé, Fred St. Onge, Stephanie R., and Brandon Hammond, and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Landon, and Jullian; his son, Brian and Nancy (Coulliard) Hammond of Hudson, NH and their children, Kyle, Jason and his wife, Kristen (Vergados) and their sons, Michael, and Matthew; a son, Glen and Paula (Farmer) Hammond of Lowell and their son, Tyler; a son, Neal and Donna (Perreault) Hammond of Nashua, NH and their children, Keith, Craig, Kirsten and Caitlin; a daughter, Jill and Michael Morlock of Dracut and their sons, Christopher and Brandon; a brother, Walter Hammond and his wife, Sandra; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan (Peters) and Larry Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
HAMMOND -- Relatives and friends are invited to Tom's Life Celebration on Tuesday in the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street from 3 until 7 PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9:00 AM in Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. In lieu of Flowers, donations to Ste. Marguerite D'Youville, St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA 01826.
For directions and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth Street
Lowell, MA 01850
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 13, 2014