Thomas F. Red Herr, 85, died peacefully at Epoch Senior Healthcare in Norton Monday, March 3, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 59 years of the late Barbara A. (McCormack) Herr. Born in Boston, he was raised in South Boston and Dorchester and educated in Boston schools. He was a resident of Stoughton for 45 years before moving to North Attleboro 2 years ago. Mr. Herr was a member of The Greatest Generation having served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a construction manager at Verizon in South Boston for 33 years until retiring in 1987. He was a member of the NRA, past president for 3 years of the Stoughton Fish & Game and a member of the Stoughton Conservation Committee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking while teaching these skills to his children. Mr. Herr is survived by his children, Diane Carroll and her husband F. Russell of N. Attleboro, Karen Brennan of Warwick, R.I., and her late husband George, Thomas Herr and his wife Michelle of Stoughton and Joanne Benner and her husband William Jr. of East Bridgewater. He was the brother of John Herr of Quincy and the late Joseph Herr, Louise Kelley and Mary Vahey. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Toms memory may be sent to
, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com. Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Farley Funeral Home - STOUGHTON
358 Park St. Stoughton, MA 02072
Published in The Enterprise on Mar. 4, 2014