Reverend Thomas J. Fleming
1931 - 2011
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FLEMING, Reverend Thomas J. In Boston at the Regina Cleri Residence, formerly of Brookline, on December 23, 2011. Beloved son of the late Thomas J. and Winifred E. (Hughes) Fleming. Dear brother of the late Mildred F. Fleming and Bernard S. Fleming, Chief of Police, Brookline Police Dept. Loving uncle of Marie (Fleming) Lailer and her husband, Kenneth, and their children, Dennis and Michael, all of Whitman. Also survived and loved by many extended family. Father Fleming will lie-in-state at Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston on Tuesday from 2-4 PM and on Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 5 Linden Pl., Brookline from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a concelebrated Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Thursday morning at 10:00 AM. Principal Celebrant will be the Most Rev. Robert F. Hennessey, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston. Interment Holyhood Cemetery. Ordained a Priest in 1959 and began his service at several parishes including St. Bridget in Abington, St. Patrick in Roxbury, Chaplain U.S. Army, St. Bartholomew in Needham, St. Brigid in South Boston, St. John in Swampscott, and St. Peter in Gloucester. Donations in his memory to Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston, MA 02114 would be appreciated. For directionsandguestbook,visit:

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Published in Boston Globe from Dec. 24 to Dec. 28, 2011.
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January 27, 2016
Father Fleming was a dear friend of my family and officiated at mine and my brother's wedding in Abington. He will be dearly missed. Such a kind and compassionate man to all he met.
Julie Healy
January 2, 2012
fr. tom, i first met you when you did my baptism at st. bridgets over fifty years ago then my first holy communion. i have moved many times over the years but always every two weeks i could count on a letter being in my mailbox from you. you have been my dearest friend and mentor over some tough times and you truly were a man of God. i will miss our conversations and your counselling. Go,rest beside your beloved Shepherd now. love, donna marie miles, garden grove, california
donna marie miles
December 31, 2011
May God grant you peace, dear friend. The Dominican Sisters of Peace hold you and your family in heart and prayer. Thank you for your kindnesses!
Sister Michelle Sherliza, OP
Sister Christine McManus, OP
Dominican Sisters of Peace
December 28, 2011
Father Tom, You will be sorely missed by the Lynch family. You've been a friend to all of us. Your smile and warm personality served to brighten up many family gatherings. Rest in Peace.
Jack Lynch
December 28, 2011
Fr. Tom, you were a great source of comfort and guidance to our family when we lost our father many years ago. Due to your constant friendship and prayers our mother and her seven children found a way to continue on and try and make a difference for others.The work you did and help you gave us will never fully be known, but thank you and may you rest in peace! John J. Monahan and Family (Theresa, Patti, Maria, Denise, Janet, Terry, and Christine)
December 27, 2011
I remember Fr Fleming from St Parick's Roxbury and St. Bridget's South Boston. He was such a loving and caring priest. I remember tell the parents to leave the cry room and bring the babies and children out with the other paris family. He loved the sound of babies and shildre. He said the were the future the church. He will greatly missed.
December 27, 2011
Father Fleming, you were always there for me as a child and you were there again for me 30 years later, you will always have a special place in my heart. Mary (Lou Lou) McColgan (Spring Hill, FL)
December 27, 2011
Father Fleming was a man of enormous integrity, character, compassion, humility and faith.

As a parish priest in St. Patrick's Roxbury, he was instrumental in ministering many parishoners and helped the youth of the parish in starting many athletic programs.

As a Chaplain in Viet Nam, serving with the United States Army, he witnessed the tragedies of war firsthand. His service to country and dedication to service was exemplary.

He was a priest who had a profound impact on my life. I truly admired, respected, and loved him very much.

As stated in 2 Tim. 4:7-8. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."

May He Rest In Peace.
Richard T. White
Winter Haven, Florida
Richard T. White
December 27, 2011
Uncle Tom I will miss your wonderful smile and laugh. You will always be in my heart and always be very special to me. I love you and miss you always, Suey xo
Sue Power
December 26, 2011
Remembering you from St Bridget's in Abington. A wonderful friend and mentor to the young of many faiths.
Marjorie Dustman
December 26, 2011
Father Tom - You challenged and encouraged many of us during your years @ St. Pat's....CYO was never the same without!
Thank you!
Kath Tarpey
December 25, 2011
To my very special friend, your kindness has touch so many of us at St. Peter's church. I will always remember our walks and visits together. You were my greatest strength when I needed it. May you rest in peace, alway Pam Couture
Pam Couture
December 25, 2011
Dear Father Fleming,
So many wonderful memories. St Patrick's CYO (Roxbury), your performance in the Shamrock Festival. I will cherish your friendship with my parents Kitty and Bernie Tarpey.
God Bless You
Roni Tarpey Silva
December 25, 2011
Thank you Father Tom for your many acts of kindness and generosity. Your attention to my parents have and will always be appreciated with gratitude. Peace and blessings upon your family.
Robert Purdy
December 25, 2011
Rest in peace Father. I remember you from St. Patrick's.
Barbara Lucchese Dickie
December 25, 2011
Peace be with you, Father Fleming. A wonderful, kind, loving, and generous man who provided comfort for me and my family during the most difficult times. Now you are with my Dad, brother, and niece and all our loved ones. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord, for lending us such a beautiful spirit and man. ktd
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