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THOMAS AUSTIN TARPEY


1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
THOMAS AUSTIN TARPEY Obituary
TARPEY, Thomas Austin Of Charlton, MA, died on 3 June 2016. Born in Cambridge, MA, on 6 May 1920, Tom was the husband of the late Anita Muchmore. He is survived by his sons Thomas A. Tarpey & his wife CC King of Concord, Sean B. Tarpey and his wife Elizabeth Pols of Belchertown, Dennis Tarpey of Northampton, and grandsons Matthew Pols Tarpey and Clement Austin Tarpey. He was predeceased by his former wife Virginia (Buckley) Tarpey (d. 2004) and his son Joseph G. Tarpey (d. 2005). He also leaves his brothers John Tarpey of Carver, Frank Tarpey of Dedham, Jim Tarpey of Wakefield, and Robert Tarpey of Braintree. He was predeceased by his siblings Joseph Tarpey, Mary M. Mahoney, Eileen Woods, and Richard Tarpey. Tom grew up in Brighton, MA, served in the Air Corps, during WWII, worked at Watertown Arsenal before getting an engineering degree at Northeastern University and worked as an engineer for many years. An avid sailor and player of tennis and pool, he especially enjoyed introducing others to the joys of these pursuits. An enthusiastic member of the Overlook community, since 2007, he was well known there for organizing tournaments both on the tennis court and in the billiards room. A strong believer in the maxim "We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing", Tom, recently, took wry pleasure in displaying the "1st in Age Class" trophy his race car had won, in the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby, run at the Overlook, in March of this year. A Remembrance Gathering will be held at 4 PM, on Sunday, 19 June, in the Great Room of the Overlook Masonic Home, 88 Masonic Home Road Charlton, MA. Signs at the main entrance will direct you to the Great Room. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fund or the .
Published in The Boston Globe from June 10 to June 11, 2016
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