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Edward F. Carter

170 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY

OBITUARY

Thomas Michael Bleakley

August 2, 1962September 4, 2019
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On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Thomas Michael Bleakley passed away at the age of 57, surrounded by family and close friends. Tom was born on August 2, 1962 in Peekskill, NY to Bernard and Delores (Mitchell) Bleakley and resided in Cary, NC. Most notably, he was the proud father to son, Michael (age 8). Over his career, Tom held positions at several large companies including NBC, GE, Federal Reserve, IBM and Lenovo and most recently worked for Bluebird Bio in Durham, NC, a Biomedical company developing gene therapy.

As a lifelong Yankee and Giants fan, Tom had a love for sports and adored sharing them with his son. He was the assistant coach on Michael’s baseball teams. He also enjoyed visiting his family and numerous friends in New York, which is where he always considered “home”, despite having lived in North Carolina for over 20 years. Tom was known to be warm hearted and appreciated spending time and laughing with his friends. As his final act of kindness, corneas and tissues were donated, which could go on to help upwards of 70 people.

Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Delores, and nephews Matthew and Mitchell. He is survived by his son Michael, of Cary, NC, father Bernard Bleakley of Andes, NY, wife Suzanne Bleakley, of Cary, NC, siblings Francis Colwell and husband, Dennis, of Hopewell Junction, NY; Gail Ruh and husband Michael of Verplanck, NY; Bernard Bleakley and wife Peggy of Trumbull, CT; Sean Bleakley and wife Jill of Buchanan, NY; Dennis Bleakley and wife Maria of Buchanan, NY, parents-in-law Robert and Carol Tanczos of Statesville, NC, sister-in-law Melinda Sullivan and husband Donald of Raleigh, NC.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews Craig, Krystin, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Kurtis, Kyle, Richard, Kevin, Aaron, Alyssa, Jessica, Everett and Henry; great-niece Allis; great-nephew Adam and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 10, from 4 to 8 pm at Edward F Carter Funeral Home, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. Funeral service will immediately follow at 8pm, also at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in Tom’s name to Bob’s Buddies (www.curethekids.org/bobsbuddies).

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Cremation Service

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bill Perrotte

September 11, 2019

Bernie -Sorry to hear about your brothers passing our prayers and thoughts are with you...your passive minority brother

Chris Lucia

September 11, 2019

Condolences to the Bleakley family

Jack Berkowitz

September 11, 2019

To Bernie and Family,

My heart goes out to you in this sad time. I wish I could say or do something that could help ease your pain and loss.
Praying that you are able to receive the comfort of the Lord in this trying time. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

With Condolences and kind regards,

Jack, Mary Jane, Joseph & Isaac Berkowitz

Robin Corkins

September 10, 2019

Tom was a kind and thoughtful person. We need more like him. So sad that he is gone.

Family Cole

September 10, 2019

We are so very, very sorry and send our deepest condolences to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love,

Kathy, Steve, Alli and Joe

Brian Bleakley

September 9, 2019

With a heavy heart I want to wish Uncle Bern , Fran ,Gail Sean and Dennis my deepest condolences . My thoughts and prayers our with you durning this time
Love you all
Brian Bleakley

Howard Bleakley

September 8, 2019

I will always remember Tommy and Michael taking me out to celebrate my 80th birthday. It was very special that day. From uncle Howie.

Charlene Wyskida

September 7, 2019

My condolences to the Bleakley family.

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