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WOOTERS, Thomas A. Of Boston and Quechee, VT, passed away on April 14, 2016, after a brief illness. Tom was the eldest son of the late Joseph Michael and Marie McGarry Wooters. After attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he graduated from Boston University Law School second in his class and was the Note Editor of the Law Review. He was a partner at Sullivan & Worcester, Peabody & Arnold, and Gadsby & Hannah, where he was managing partner for two years. His areas of specialty were corporate law, tax, technology, and intellectual property. He became lifelong friends with many of his clients. Tom later combined his favorite areas of law, technology and business and spent several years at LoJack as EVP and General Counsel, where he managed all aspects of the company's legal affairs, and supported other areas that were integral to the Company's operations. Supportive of innovation and startups, he later served as a Judge and Mentor for Mass Challenge and the MIT $100K Competition. He was on several boards, including GateStor, Inc., a producer of high performance storage management solutions. Tom had an inquisitive mind and enjoyed life to the fullest. He kept fit jogging, playing paddle tennis and golf. He also introduced two of his granddaughters to skiing. Since 1995 he attended Summer Acoustic Music Week sponsored by WUMB Radio, and relished the excellent instruction, jamming, and workshops. A knowledgeable "car guy", he loved all cars, especially his antique Mazda RX7. An accomplished photographer, Tom was an active member of the Quechee Area Camera Club, and his photos were recently included in a photo exhibition at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Nashua, NH. A favorite family story was that at MIT, during the winter he organized a beach party in his dorm room by covering the floor with foundry sand and partying the weekend away. The faculty was not as thrilled as the students, and "requested" he distribute the sand around campus by filling numerous receptacles to put out cigarettes. His home in Quechee, VT, had a special place in his life. He contributed to the design and technology of the house alongside the builder, and spent many hours there making great memories with his family, along with his devoted shadow, his wirehaired dachshund, Charlie. He and Kathryn have also lived at Harbor Towers for over 20 years. Tom was a former and current Trustee, currently serving on the Garage and Operations Committees, and was currently Harbor Towers' representative on the Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory Committee of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Tom will be missed enormously. He is survived, by his wife of 21 years, Kathryn Mohn Wooters, by his two children from his previous marriage, and their families, Kimberly Wooters Polcari and her daughters Alana and Skyler, of Sudbury, Thomas A. Wooters, Jr., and his wife Sheila, and their children, Ciara and Aidan, of Sudbury, his brothers Michael Wooters and his wife, Carol, of Redding, CT, and Garry Wooters, of Braintree. A memorial service will be held later this summer. In place of flowers, donations may be made to the NE Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108, and the MSPCA-Angell, 350 Huntington Street, Boston, MA 02130. To leave a condolence, visit bostoncremation.org
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 17, 2016
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