McCartin, Thomas Smith Patrick, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Coral Springs, Florida, at 73 years of age. He was retired from the Broward Sheriff's Office, where he was a Sergeant in the Department of Detention, and he had served in the United States Air Force. Born and raised in Kearny, New Jersey, to Edward and Catherine McCartin (nee Boyle), he has lived in Florida for 32 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Rosa Adelia; his devoted daughter, Kathleen McCartin Hanks (David); three grandsons, Aidan Thomas, Michael Patrick and Colin David; two brothers, Edward (Phyllis) and Robert (Betty) and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Known to his grandfather, Mr. John Charles Boyle, as his "blue eyed boy," he was preceded in death by his loving mother and his uncles and aunts of the Boyle family. Visitation will be held at Kraeer Funeral Home, Coral Springs, Florida, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. where a memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Interment will be held in New Jersey. Family requests contributions be made to the Parkinson's Foundation in memory of his mother Catherine Boyle.
Published by Sun-Sentinel from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2011.
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It's been a while, but you are still on my mind everyday. Colin has been having a hard time. I wish you could be there for him. He is so sweet and smart, I am hoping this is something we will move past. Michael has been doing well at school. He is so sweet. He still asks if you can see him. He made two home runs this year. So proud of him. Aidan has been excelling at everything he tries. He's been in the gifted class and has been amazing. You would be so proud of his soccer skills too. He has McCartin blood in him for sure. Since I made it back "home" last year to fulfill your final wishes, I had not been able to stop thinking about it. I know now why you went back time and time again. I'm planning on going back this year with Dave. I know you will be with me. Love you, dad. Miss you still so much it hurts.
June 9, 2014
Hi, Dad. Colin turned 3 last week. He is so much of you. He is stubborn and willfull, but so bright and sweet. He started a new school. I wish you could have seen him going in like a little man. Michael has been having a hard time lately. He is very emotional and always wants to see your picture. His eyes are a color match to yours. Aidan is getting ready to start up soccer again. He is looking forward to playing "his family's game", as he puts it. I know you aren't with me, but I know you are. Love you, Dad.
October 29, 2012
Hey, dad. Aidan lost his first tooth yesterday. He asked me this morning if the tooth fairy was where you are. Broke my heart. I miss you so much.
July 30, 2012
We had Aidan and Colin's first birthday party without you. It just wasn't the same. With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, it's hard to keep up and enjoy the holidays. It feels like it just happened and it seems like it is so easy for people to move on. I just can't. It sounds silly to post, but sometimes looking at this part of the web makes it feel like you WERE here and STILL are. Miss you, dad.
October 26, 2011
Missing you, dad. I needed you last week and it hurt to not hear your voice to tell me everything would be alright.
July 5, 2011
Dad - today was harder for some reason. I miss more than I ever had. Love you - always have. Always will.
April 27, 2011
To the MCCartin and the Hanks Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 9, 2011
A loving husband, father and friend. You have touched many lives with a legacy that will remain forever in our hearts. Until we meet again my friend, may God hold and keep you in the palm of His hand.