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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Thomas A. Wilkinson, Jr.

April 8, 1928October 3, 2019

Thomas Augustine Wilkinson Jr., 91, son of the late Thomas Augustine Wilkinson Sr. and Marjorie (Raney) Wilkinson died October 3, 2019. Tom was born and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts. Tom was a graduate of Lynn English High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as Superintendent of the Swampscott Post Office after working many years in Lynn and Saugus.

Tom leaves behind his beloved wife Ruth (McDonald) Wilkinson, with whom he was married to for 66 years. Tom also leaves behind his four loving children and their spouses: Thomas Augustine Wilkinson (Katie) of Fairfield, CT, Donna O’Malley (Dan Clement) of Wakefield, NH, Beth A. Colgan (Sean) of Foxfield, CO, Brendan Wilkinson (Paula Caradonna) of Lynn, MA; nine grandchildren, Shea Coppola, Paul Beath, Molly Wilkinson, Jack Wilkinson, Tommy Wilkinson, Kerby Colgan, Grady Colgan, Megan Wilkinson and Lauren Wilkinson; one great-grandchild, Kaye Coppola; several nieces and nephews. He is the brother of Robert Wilkinson and the late Francis Wilkinson.

As an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys he spent many weekends traveling to see his favorite sports team. In 2018, Tom was honored at a ceremony held at the Lynn Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Division 10, for being its longest living member.

A loyal, active and contributing member of the national and local Democratic Party, Tom always voted the straight ticket. Retiring to Ogunquit, Maine in 2001 he never left behind his proud Lynn roots and returning there often to visit his favorite establishments and countless friends. He was kind and always considerate, he loved his family, a great guy, quick witted, well read, astute and loyal. Tom always enjoyed the moment, made new friends and kept his old ones close. He will be missed by all.

The family will welcome guests Thursday, October 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Cuff McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn, Massachusetts. Funeral mass Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius V Church, Lynn, Massachusetts. Family and friends welcome to gather at 10 a.m. Friday, Cuff McGinn Funeral Home. Burial following service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Interment Friday, October 11, 2019

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Paul & Flo LaCedra

October 8, 2019

On behalf of myself and my wife Flo, we are offering our deepest condolences to Ruth,Donna,and Beth along with the entire Wilkinson family on the passing of a good neighbor and a true gentleman; Tom. may he share in the light and love of Jesus in the kingdom heaven . Paul & Flo.

Marilyn McDonald

October 6, 2019

Fond memories of Uncle Tom at the beach w Aunt Ruth. Always had his newspaper and a coffee. A great family man. He never could remember the names of all The McDonald Girls, but then again there are 7 of us! Sending love to Ruthie and all my cousins.

Art Hall

October 5, 2019

Sending loving thoughts for Tommy's family. He and Ruthie have been the best kind of neighbors since my wife and I moved here in 2002. Tom - you're such a wonderful kind and caring human. Will never forget you, my friend. Ruth, Donna, Beth, and others: if there is anything I can do, please let me know. One of my fondest memories of Tommy was his shed full of decorations. Every holiday and day of "celebration" was colorfully shown on the front porch and lawn. Such good memories. Rest now, Tom. Love, art hall

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY