Thomas J. Hines

September 9, 1925October 22, 2012

Retired Lynn Police Officer Thomas J. Hines, age 87, of Saugus, died at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington on Monday, October 22, 2012. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Rogers) Hines, with whom he had been married for 56 years. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late John P. and Lillian (Meade) Hines. He attended St. Mary’s Boys High School and graduated from Lynn English High School. He lived in Saugus for the past 56 years. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was appointed a reserve Lynn Police Officer on September 14, 1949 and appointed a Regular Officer on March 17, 1951. He was a motorcycle officer and then a patrolman. Thomas retired on March 17, 1990. He was a member of the Lynn Police Assn. and of the Lynn Police Relief Assn. An avid golfer, he played with the Lynn Police League at the Gannon Golf Course and also with the Southwind Golf League in Palm Harbor, Florida. He loved the beach and enjoyed walking. He also loved to read. In addition to his wife, he leaves three daughters Karen McGrath and her husband Paul of Peabody, Beth Swillum and her husband David of Danville, NH and Joy Cefalo and her husband Joseph of Plaistow, NH, two brothers John Hines and Joseph Hines both of Lynn, a sister Kay Arslanian and her husband Peter of Lynn, seven grandchildren Shauna McGrath, David, Victoria and Dylan Swillum, and Amanda, Taylor and Cassidy Cefalo, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Lucille Hines and Dorothy McHale. The funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30AM from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 16 Summer Street, Saugus at 10:30 AM. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or 1133 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Steve Hatch

October 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. It was such a pleasure to have worked with you. Your humor and class defined your life. God Bless

Steve Anderson

October 25, 2012

My condolences to the family. T was a good man and a good friend. Steve Anderson LPD Ret.

Debbie Nickerson

October 24, 2012

Words can never truly express the deep sympathy I feel for you all.

It is such a difficult day when you say good-bye to someone that has been such a loving and devoted force in your lives. Know that you're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cal Murray

October 24, 2012

I worked with Tom at the LPD and I was struck by Tom's humor and compassion. It was my honor to have known "Hinesy". He was a friend.

Jeannie & Tom Carpenter

October 23, 2012

Joy and family,
My Mum died a week ago Sunday so I completely understand your roller coaster of feelings. She was in Rosewood in Peabody battling COPD and lung cancer. I loved your Dad's ability to be a straight shooter and know what a special bond you had. I am sorry for your loss but pleased he is at peace. Much love and forever friendship. Jeannie Ludwig Carpenter

William Foley

October 23, 2012

Tom aka T.... by Dep.Chief Dan:
You were a good guy,family man, and good policeman.I was delighed to know you in my early years as a "Lynn Policeman", and know you will be missed by everyone you touched. God Bless you, and say hi to Dan , Jack McDermott,and Mickey Anderson...Billy Foley Lynn Police Ret.

LuAnne Fritz

October 23, 2012

Our heartfelt smpathy in the loss of your Husband, Dad and Grandfather. God needed another good man and he chose Mr. Hines. We know he is in a beter place. Enjoy your many happy memories and feel blessed that you were loved by a special man.

The Staff of Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home

October 23, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.