Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center

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Thomas William Carroll

January 11, 1945March 19, 2020

Thomas William Carroll, age 75 of Bradenton, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Catholic Hospice at Holy Cross Hospital. At the time of his passing he was in the hearts and minds of those he loved the most.

Thomas was born in Revere, Massachusetts on January 11, 1945. He is preceded in death by parents, David F. Carroll and Lela Mae Drady; brother David F. Carroll; and granddaughter Chelsea Marlene Allen.

Survivors include his wife Carmen Carroll; brother John Carroll; sister Lela Mae Wildes; daughter Lisa Allen; son and daughter-in-law Timothy and January Carroll; step-daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Michael Christensen; grandchildren Brenna Allen, Timmy Carroll, Keegan Christensen, and Keeley Christensen.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and out of respect to the wellbeing of Thomas's family and visitors, services have been postponed to a future date and time. It can be a great comfort to a grieving person or family to hear that others thought highly of their loved one, too. If you knew and admired Thomas, be sure to let the family know by writing a few words in the "Memory" section of his obituary on the Kraeer - Fairchild Funeral Home website.


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Wayne Modny

March 26, 2020

Tom was a wise and experienced man. At every interaction with him, I learned something and went away wiser myself. I'll miss talking with him and getting his ideas and advise. At last encounter he was jovial (as always) and spry. I'll remember his this way forever.

Jim Walsh

March 26, 2020

So difficult not seeing Tom again. We traveled the world when conducting certification activity for GE. Tom was planing to visit me prior to his sickness.
Tom was very special. It’s so difficult to say goodbye to my great friend. See you again Tom GOD BLESS

Richard Strehse

March 25, 2020

Someone as special as Tom will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. His life gave his family and his friends many memories too beautiful to forget. It is said, ;Those we love do not go away, they walk beside us every day! Rest in Peace my friend.

Carlos Enriquez

March 25, 2020

I worked with Tom professionally recently as one of his managing inspectors. Thomas was always a delight to work with and a wealth of knowledge in aviation. Thomas left a legacy of safety in the aviation industry and to that, the industry owes him a debt of gratitude.

Victoria Spadt

March 25, 2020

Carmen our thoughts are with you during this time. Tom was a great guy and a wonderful role my for my grandson . We will keep you in our prayers!

Phil Randall

March 24, 2020

I just learned about Toms passing and want you and the family to know that my heart goes out to y’all.
Tom hired me into the FAA in 1988, and I grew to admire him for his integrity and for being a man of his word.
God Bless you all

Deborah Husbands

March 24, 2020

My prayers are with you Carmen and family. May you receive comfort and peace knowing Tom is with his Heavenly Father.

I am very sorry for your loss. It is very hard when you loose a loved one, but they remain in your heart forever.

Stevan Lavigne

March 24, 2020

Tom and Carmen were our neighbors for 17 years in Fort Lauderdale. By far the best neighbors, and nicest folks we know. We enjoyed their company, their humor and we loved Tom very much. He is going to be missed more than he could ever imagine.

Louise Poerio

March 24, 2020

Dear Carmen and Family,
My deepest and sincere condolences go out to you and your families. I had the the pleasure of working with Tom at Volvo Aero Services and formally The AGES Group back in the nineties and up to 2006 before I resigned. He was a wonderful and funny man. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. God bless you all. Rest in peace.
Louise Poerio

Gus Conde

March 24, 2020

Tom was the best DAR, human and professional been all around, he helped me with so many aircraft for export out of the USA and any time I have any doubt just call Tom was my salvation.
We shared so many lunch together because when he was working he didn't wan to stop until finished, I will miss Ton and hope God take him where he belongs, Heaven.

My sincerely condolences to Family and friends.

Gus Conde