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Falter, Thomas J. Of Golden, Colorado, formerly of Brighton, a retired 20 year U.S. Army veteran, entered into rest on October 11, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Brighton, Massachusetts. Tom served honorably in the United States Army from 1972 to 1992 serving in the 82nd Airborne, then becoming an Army Ranger finishing his career as an Army Master Sergeant in the Green Berets serving in Operation Desert Shield in Iraq. He is survived by his wife Ruth of Golden, CO. Tom is the son of the late John A. Falter and is pre-deceased by his mother, Priscilla (MacDonald) Falter. Tom is also survived by his five brothers, Stephen and his wife Ann of Attleboro, Brian of Ireland, William of Florida, Mark and his wife Lori of Walpole and Robert of Brighton; and his sisters Diane Butera and her husband Anthony and Janice of Brighton. Interment will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701

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Published in Boston Globe from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2014.
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August 5, 2019
I always thought about you Tommy.
I hoped to see you again all these years later to tell you what a kind and decedent man/human you were to me all those years ago at the A&P, before you went back into the Army. Im sad I missed you. I guess Ill have to wait a little longer to see you and our Savior. Peace to you and thank you for serving our country and again for your kindness towards me. I never forgot you and never will.
NM Kelly
June 7, 2018
Back in the day, then Staff Sergeant Falter was my Squad Leader and eventually my Platoon Sergeant in B Company 1st/75th Ranger Battalion from approximately 1980-83. Great man, great soldier, and absolutely "Harder than Woodpecker lips!" I wish I could have stayed in contact with Tom after he left 1/75, but we both had seperate military paths and just lost contact. I will never ever forget him as a great soldier and respected friend of mine. I fully realize this posting of mine is years late, but my search for him on this very day uncovered he has already departed us all. My sincere condolences to Tom's family and his dearest of friends.
Very respectfully, Henry Carpenter
US Army, Retired
B 1/75 1980-85, 90-92

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Henry Carpenter
December 9, 2014
Rest in peace.
The world is a better place because of you.
December 8, 2014
Rest In Peace Tom.....

Norm Chuch
December 2, 2014
You are missed Tommy. I've thought of you and missed you for years. Be with god
Debra McDonough Travis
October 20, 2014

I remember that morning I met you to see you off to the enlistment center. Who knew it would lead to such a distinguished career. I am proud to have known you, and your family as well. Say Hi to your mother for me.
Kevin Tierney
October 19, 2014
RIP Tom. I am grateful for the time we knew you, even if it was at a distance.

October 19, 2014
Rest in peace, Brother.
October 19, 2014
My condolences to all the Falter family. Tom and I had a lot of great times...lots of laughs in our younger days with not just Tom but all the Falters...still have letters from him from Ft. Bragg. I'll say a prayer for all of you.
Tom may you Rest in Peace.
Buddy Sullivan
October 19, 2014
Rest Peacefully, Brother.

Save us a seat in Valhalla
October 19, 2014
Rest in Peace Tom,
you were an icon growing up in Brighton. My family had so many great times and good laughs with you growing up. We all had different aspirations but from day one you always had your sights on serving our country and you did it proudly and willingly and with honor. You were the toughest of the tough and the most loyal of all. We were all proud of you and will always remember the growing up days.
Rest now.
My condolences to all the Falter family and Ruth
Brian Sullivan
October 18, 2014
Diane and Family, we were sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing he is no longer in any pain and has been reunited with your dad. Love to you all.
The Earle-Coppola Family
October 18, 2014
Rest In Peace, Tom, you will be missed. Take a knee and rest easy Ranger. Sua Sponte!
Bryan Staggs
October 18, 2014
Love you cuz . May you rest in peace and always know you are in our hearts
Jeanne Lavezzo
October 18, 2014
October 18, 2014
Rest in peace brother. RLTW
Marty Marvel
October 18, 2014
Rest in Peace Brother- see you at the last manifest call
Rick Montcalm
October 17, 2014
Gone to soon.
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