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Thomas J. Greenway

20 October, 194915 August, 2020

Thomas J. Greenway, 70, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, 2020. He was the husband of Michelle M. (Lacoste) Greenway with whom he shared over 47 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late James W. and Constance A. (Cyr) Greenway, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven. Thomas was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School and attended Bristol Community College.

Mr. Greenway proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War attaining the rank of Sergeant. He received multiple honors and awards throughout his life with the highest being the Bronze Star with Valor.

He had worked as a Launch Operator and Electrician for the US Army Corp of Engineers for over 37 years, retiring in 2015.

Tom enjoyed reading, spending time at West Island beach and a weekly breakfast out with friends. He was always ready and available to lend a helping hand, doing odd jobs and projects for family and friends. His family dogs Captain, Brewski, Kodi and Kevin were very special to him. Most of all, Tom loved spending time with his granddaughters.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Ryan T. Greenway and his wife Joyelle of Fairhaven and Carey L. Hicks and her husband Richard of Plymouth; his granddaughters, Paislee M. Greenway, June G. Hicks and Rose L. Hicks; his father-in-law Emile Lacoste; several aunts, an uncle, many cousins and dear friends.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Following the funeral, there will be a military ceremony outside the church. To view the Funeral Mass via Facebook Live, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Fairlawn-Mortuary-110785545652977 In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to a charity of your choosing.

Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

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  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 29 August , 2020

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Patty Apperson

August 30, 2020

Michelle and Family, I am so very sorry.
Going back in time, I remember your marriage as true love. May Tom rest peacefully. May you have strength to survive your loss.
Love Patty Horrocks Apperson.

Carole and Jim Mahaney

August 29, 2020

Michelle, Carey and Ryan
Our hearts are broken for you and your families. The times we spoke to you and Tom the love you shared shined brightly as you spoke of your children. May you find peace and happiness in the lives of your grandchildren and you transition through this time. May happy memories of your beloved Tom calm you in days ahead .
Blessings to you all ,
Jim and Carole Mahaney

Larry Davis

August 29, 2020

Michelle and Family,
I was saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was a special guy and we will miss him.
Larry Davis

janet Young

August 29, 2020

Michelle, Our condolences to you, Ryan and Carie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know his memories will be forever in your hearts.

Chrissy Demello

August 29, 2020

My cousin Tommy was a great guy with a smile that made you happy.. He was always there to help if you asked. When his grandkids came along he and Michelle were there to help out and loved every minute of it. Just talking about them you could see how much happiness they brought him. He was a great father I know this because his parents were wonderful. Tom you will be missed RIP

Kari Hicks

August 27, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Tom is how much he loved all the grand daughters.... Hadley included....I remember the video Ricky and Carey sent us of June behind the gate... just starting to talk, she called “Pup!! Pup!”....and in the video, we here Tom call “ I’m here! I’m here!” We could hear the excitement in his voice... I want all the girls to know that their “ Pup” is still with them...and always will be...
Real love never dies.
Love,
John and Kari Hicks

Michele Breen

August 26, 2020

My sincerest sympathies to Michelle and family. I worked with Tom at the Canal. He was a great guy-always so friendly and pleasant. Even after retirement he would stop by my office just to chat. We loved it when he would bring his baby granddaughters in to show them off. Tom always spoke of his family and kept us updated on what they were doing. We are all remembering Tom and lifting his wife and kids up with our thoughts and prayers.

Todd Correia

August 26, 2020

My most heartfelt condolences to Michelle, Ryan, and Carey. I have very fond memories of him throughout Fairhaven but especially during my life guard years at West Island. He was true family man. He is gone but he will never be forgotten.

Simone Sutton

August 26, 2020

With you in spirit Michelle. God's grace be with you and yours. Love you. Simone

Nancy (McLeod) Lewis

August 26, 2020

To Michelle, Ryan, Carey and families. We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Please know we care and will miss seeing him at Scramblers. We are thinking of all of you. Nancy and Mike Lewis and family.

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