Thomas J. Casey

June 8, 1959April 8, 2019

Tom Casey, 59, of Surry, NH passed away unexpectedly on April 8, 2019. His wife, Sandie Phipps, was by his side.

The son of the late James F. Casey Sr. and Joan Comollo Casey, Tom was born on June 8, 1959 in Cortland, NY, one of 11 children. He graduated from SUNY Geneseo and moved to Keene while working for Time Warner Cable. Tom met his wife Sandie in Keene and they were married in 2002. Tom was a devoted husband and a devoted stepfather to Sandie’s son Alex Salvatori.

Family was very important to Tom. In addition to Sandie and Alex, Tom is survived by his eight sisters, Maureen (Eugene) Stadelman, Paula (Peter) Cowling, Jessica (Thomas Gebhardt) Casey, Constance (Ricky) McAfee, Faith Casey, Erin (Philip) Potter, Noelle Feint, Shannon (Robert) Casey-Martin; two brothers, James (Meg Taylor) Casey Jr. and Anthony Casey; and his brother-in-law, Gary Phipps. Tom is also survived by his twenty-four nieces and nephews; their spouses; and 26 grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides his parents, Tom was also predeceased by his mother-in-law, Helen Phipps; his sister-in-law, Cheryl Burrows; and his brothers-in-law, Terry Phipps and Stephen Feint.

Tom’s career spanned work with Sammons Communications, Time Warner, Millyard Communications and The Keene Sentinel. Tom was also active in the community, having served on both boards of Monadnock Family Services and on the board of the Monadnock United Way.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13th, at 11:00AM, in the United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square in Keene.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s name may be made to Monadnock Family Services, 64 Main Street, Suite 201, Keene, NH 03431, or to The Kingsbury Cancer Center – Cancer Care Fund, Cheshire Health Foundation, 580 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.


  • Monadnock Family Services
  • The Kingsbury Cancer Center-Cancer Care Fund


  • Memorial and Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Thomas J. Casey

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claire fabian

April 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. Claire

Mark Cosgrove

April 15, 2019

Tom and I were classmates, fraternity brothers and, most importantly, friends at Geneseo His easy-going ways and good common sense were invaluable as one of the leaders of the fraternity and with that the respect and high esteem in which he was held by all of us.

We will miss our friend and brother.

Sally Rinehart

April 14, 2019

Dear Sandie and Family,

Our thoughts were with you many times this week. I am sorry that we couldn't attend services yesterday. There are no words to take away the pain but know this community is here for you.

Sally Rinehart

Jim Fussner

April 13, 2019

One of my best friends from 2nd grade, through high school and beyond. So many great memories hanging out, growing up together, playing golf, etc. Always such a great outlook on life; funny, kind, wit and wisdom second to none. Rest in peace my friend, and prayers to your family.

Barb Gage

April 13, 2019

Tom and I were classmates always had a smile on his face. It was nice to see him this last summer during our reunion. such a pleasant man so sorry for your loss.

Barb Gage
CHS class of 77

Bill Rivers

April 13, 2019

Tom was an all around good guy, I played basketball with Tom in Junior and Senior high. Tom never knew a stranger, too many of our friends and family gone too soon. Prayers and grace too his family.

Jim Yuan

April 13, 2019

Sandie, I am so sorry and very saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Aron Steck

April 13, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. I knew Tom as a classmate and his sense of humor and wonderful outlook will not be forgotten.

Aron Steck
Class of '77
Cortland High School

Paul Miller

April 13, 2019

Very, very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. He was a great classmate whose positive presence brought much joy to many. I was blessed to be able to reconnect with him during a leisurely round of golf at our last class reunion. As usual, he helped brighten that day too. Rest In Peace, brother.

Tim Burke

April 12, 2019

Tom was my best friend in High school. Although we did not stay in touch after college and went our separate ways (very much a regret of mine) my memories of Tom are very strong. Such a good friend and great guy. He kept me sane in high school because he was so upbeat and fun. He constantly forced me to go out and socialize and made me such a better person. I took from him more than I gave but that's because he was
one of the most giving people I have ever known. He always won in that regard! I will never forget my memories of Tom and will continue to emulate his good nature and positive attitude on life.

To the Casey family and all who loved him, I am very, very sorry for your loss.