OBITUARY

Mr. Thomas Matthew Gibney

May 2, 1944September 24, 2017

Thomas M. Gibney, age 73 of Fall River, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Country Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center in Swansea. He was the husband of Christine (Jean) Gibney, to whom he had been married to for 30 years.

Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Edward “Big Ed” and Margaret “Rita” (Larkin) Gibney. He received his Associates Degree from Bristol Community College, his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southeastern Massachusetts University, now UMass Dartmouth, and later earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College.

Mr. Gibney was employed as a Probation Officer with the State of Massachusetts for nine years in the Taunton courts until his retirement in 2008. Prior to that he worked at the District Attorney’s Office in New Bedford as the Assistant Director of the Bristol County Victim/Witness Unit where his duties included the position of Substance Abuse Liaison Officer.

Thomas was a board member of the Corky Row Club and the UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association. He had served on the Board for Steppingstone. He was also a member of the Italian Progressive Club and the Fall River Boys & Girls Club. He was an elected member of the Fall River Public School Committee and served on this Committee for 14 years.

In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by a daughter Katherine J. Gibney of Fall River; three brothers: Edward “Ted” Gibney of Lakeville, James “Jimmy” Gibney and his wife Catherine of Fall River and John “Jack” Gibney of Fall River; and a sister Marifran Davis of Fall River. He was the brother to the late Joseph “Jay” Gibney. Thomas is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His family would like to acknowledge the care and comfort given to Thomas at the Country Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center. The nurses, CNAs, and staff there truly provided a family atmosphere that greatly supported Thomas and his family during this very stressful and difficult time.

His funeral will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by his Funeral Mass at 10AM in Holy Rosary Chapel, 120 Beattie St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7PM. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. For directions and online registration please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Burial

    Friday, September 29, 2017

Memories

Mr. Thomas Matthew Gibney

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Benita R

October 7, 2017

My condolences to Tom's family... I was a classmate of Tom's and remember well his humor and kindness.May he be a peace...

Dennis Robinson

October 3, 2017

Jim and Family- So sorry to hear about your brother Tom. May fond memories give you peace and comfort.
Dennis Robinson and Family

Claude Rego

October 2, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Richard & Nancy Arruda

October 1, 2017

We are so sorry we could not attend the services. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

September 30, 2017

HI CHRIS AND KATIE, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. BOB AND JANE MERCER IN MIAMI.

Mary Clement

September 29, 2017

Dear Christine,
So very sorry for your loss. May Tom now rest in Gods peace and love. Condolences to your daughter Katherine and to the Gibney family as well.
With sympathy and love,
Mary Clement

JACK AND NATALIE HACKETT

September 29, 2017

TO THE WHOLE GIBNEY FAMILY OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF TOM. HE WAS A CHILDHOOD FRIEND WHO I SHARED MANY HAPPY MEMORIES. A GREAT GUY WHO WILL BE MISSED.
MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU ALL WITH COMFORT AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. JACK AND NATALIE HACKETT

Diane Parent

September 29, 2017

Chris,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I was saddened for you to see Tommy's obituary. I am sorry that I was unable to make it to his services but want you to know you are in my heart and prayers.
With love,
Diane Parent

Paula Raposa

September 28, 2017

Very sorry. My condolences.

M. Paula Raposa

Ed &Jan Dawson

September 28, 2017

Christine, Janice and I wish to express our sincere condolences to you, your daughter and the entire Gibney family. I have many fond memories of Tom and the Gibney family growing up on Fourth Street in Corky Row, He will truly be missed by all who knew him. I regret that we are unable to attend services for Tom. We will remember him in our prayers,

FROM THE FAMILY