OBITUARY

Thomas Albert McGillicuddy

November 19, 1936August 21, 2019
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Thomas Albert McGillicuddy November 19, 1936 – August 21, 2019

Tom passed away in Louisville, Kentucky after a very short illness at the age of 82. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he graduated from Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, PA and attended Villanova University.

He is the Grandson of the late Connie Mack of baseball fame. He is also predeceased by his parents Roy and Margaret Mayo McGillicuddy; sister, Dorothy (Jim) Drobile; and brother, Cornelius A. McGillicuddy, III. Left to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend, Debbie, as well as his step-children Aaron and Katie Scarborough of Louisville, Kentucky; his sister, Kathleen McGillicuddy Kelly of Phoenix, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews from the East to West Coast including Hawaii. He will be missed by his sister-in-law Lois Herden (Richard) of Louisville, KY and his brother-in-law John Rhines (Joan) of Williamsburg, VA and their families.

Tom was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Prospect, Kentucky and the Knights of Columbus Bishop Flaget Council #13053 of Louisville, Kentucky.

He was an entrepreneur who owned rental businesses in Pennsylvania before moving to Boynton Beach, Florida where he had a 30-year career as a Commercial Real Estate Broker.

He retired four years ago when he moved to Louisville with Debbie to help with the care of her elderly father, Calvin C. Tomes. Tom and Calvin became close and Tom helped selflessly in Calvin’s care prior to his death early last year.

Tommy has many wonderful, dear friends in Boynton Beach, Florida that he loved like family. He also talked and laughed often about the wonderful, cherished memories resulting from the “Friday-Night Group” that he and Debbie would meet for dinner, dancing, laughing, and Kentucky Derby parties. Although some have passed away, moved to California, Ecuador, Arizona, and Atlanta we are all still one and he held each one dear to his heart.

Tom was a very spiritual man that was very proud of his Catholic faith who took time out of every day to say his prayers and say the rosary. He had visited Medugorje twice and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He always had a little cup of cash in his car for someone at a corner asking for help. He felt it wasn’t his place to judge.

He was a wonderful, caring, husband and will be missed every single day.

VISITATION Sunday – August 25, 2019 2:00pm-5:00pm Arch L. Heady Funeral Home at Westport Village 7410 Westport Road Louisville, Kentucky

FUNERAL MASS Monday – August 26, 2019 11:30am St. Bernadette Catholic Church 6500 St. Bernadette Avenue Prospect, Kentucky

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hosparus Health of Louisville or Catholic Charities of Louisville.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 26, 2019

Memories

Thomas Albert McGillicuddy

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Caryn Burke

August 24, 2019

We’ve known Tom and Deb for many years and will always cherish our memories with him! Braden grew up in baseball thanks to “Uncle Tom” and has such a strong love of the game thanks to him and his special stories he would share. He was with us for his many milestones and was a great mentor to him. He will be dedicating this season to you, Uncle Tom. We loved you so much and will always remember what a fun guy you were to be around. To Deb...we love you and our hearts break for you. One of the first things Braden said when I told him about Uncle Tom passing was “how is Deb?”. We will always hold both of you so close to our hearts ❤️

Camille and Lou Gilardi

August 24, 2019

We are blessed to have met Tom and got to know him and Debbie through our years in Florida. Remembering also the fun times as part of the "The Friday Night Group".
We will remember Debbie in our thoughts and our prayers as she goes on in life without her best friend.
Love and God's Blessing
Camille and Lou

Bruce Lane

August 24, 2019

I enjoyed and knew Tom as a brother Knight. He was a joy to be around. As I organized a recent Knight sponsored Men's Retreat, Tom was one of the 1st to sign up to attend. At the retreat, my son Paul sat at the same table with Tom. Paul told me that he felt honored to be with Tom and that they engaged in very meaningful conversation. I am so glad that Tom made such a good impression on my son. He will be remembered! God rest his soul.

Richard Herden

August 23, 2019

Tom’s death leaves a big hole in our family. We will miss his big smile, his interesting stories, his companionship, and humanity.
He will be missed.

Jim & Rose Marie Fishback

August 22, 2019

We met Tom & Debbie at a large group Supper Club dinner at St. Bernadette . Then we both were invited to the same home Supper Club gathering , which started our friendship -and Sunday breakfasts.
Tom was Debbie’s Prince Charming and she was his Princess. They were such a loving couple.
Debbie, you are in our prayers- our friendship and caring will go on.
Rest in God’s loving peace Tom.
-Jim & Rose Marie Fishback

Jack Banbury

August 22, 2019

What a great man and what a personality. I so enjoyed knowing Tom and I will surely miss him

Lawrence Kessler

August 22, 2019

I remember we were having coffee one morning after daily Mass when Tom came up and ask to join us. That was his first mistake because I prceeded to induct him into the Knights of Columbus and from there we developed a good friendship. Tom was welcome addition to the Knights and was a great worker.
My condolences go out to Debbie and family. They were fun couple to be around and we enjoyed going to breakfast with them after Sunday Mass.

Larry and Maggie Kessler

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