1927 - 2018
Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
21 Pond St
Hingham, MA
POTTER, Thomas V. Noted Piano Technician Of Weymouth, formerly of Hingham, passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 23, 2018 at the age of 90. Mr. Potter was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He was devoted to beauty in sound, whether through his singing or in keyboard instruments. He was a principal piano technician in the Boston area, and also spent much of his career representing organ companies in their design, sales, installation, and servicing. He was a long-time member of the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church, Boston, and also a member of the choir for many years at his own Old Ship Church in Hingham. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Betty H. Potter, and his surviving adult children Stephen H. Potter, Van H. Potter, and Rebecca L. Hulbert, along with George W. Ward, husband of eldest daughter Christina L. Ward, (who passed away several years previously). He is also survived by nine adult grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 21 at the Old Ship Church (First Parish), 90 Main Street, Hingham, at 2:00 p.m. Honoring Tom's deep dedication and devotion to fine church music his, family welcomes donations to: Old Ship Church (Memo: Music Fund) 107 Main Street Hingham MA 02043. For a complete obituary and online condolences, please visit

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Published by Boston Globe from Apr. 5 to Apr. 8, 2018.
Memorial service
Old Ship Church
107 Main Street, Hingham, MA
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Dear Family of Tom Potter, We are so sorry for your loss!Tom certainly made the world a better, and more beautiful, place! He tuned our model A Steinway for many years, and recommended Biran Grindrod to rebuild it for us. We were quite sorry when he decided to stop making the trip to tune for us! He had told us that he could tell the atmosphere of the house, just by stepping inside! Of course, when he was under the piano, he had some not kind comments about the dust !Thank you for sharing him with us ! I can still hear his robust voice ! We loved him ! Much Love to you! Linda Gatzke
Linda Gatzke
November 17, 2018
Sorry for your family's loss Becky.
Jean Asadoorian
April 21, 2018
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