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Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH

OBITUARY

Thomas F Granfield

June 15, 1939January 24, 2020

Thomas Frederick Granfield, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday January 24, 2020. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts on June 15, 1939, to the late Thomas and Rita (Manning) Granfield.

Tom was raised in the River Pines section of Billerica. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Petrel (ASR 14). He was married to Lillian (Herr) for 43 years until her passing in 2000. He was part of the Local 633 Teamster Union until his retirement, where he continued to work as a custodian at the Hajjar Elementary School within the Billerica Public School system. He loved gardening, taking care of his “best in the neighborhood” lawn, camping, and taking the occasional trip to Foxwoods. He loved his family and was very proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a friend of Bill W. and was proud of his 16 years of sobriety. In his later years, he cherished his time with longtime companion Alice Waldroup.

He is survived by his daughter Debra J. Reardon and her husband Douglas of Greenville, NH, sisters; Susan Synan and her fiancé Michael Sitka of Tewksbury, MA, Patricia Drake and her husband Chet of Sarasota, FL, brother; Michael Granfield and his wife Shirley of Sarasota, FL, Seven Grandchildren; Joshua Reardon and his wife Jordan of New Boston, NH, Patrick Reardon and his wife Anna of New Boston, NH, Andrew Reardon and his wife Krista of Nashua, NH, Caitlin Flynn and her husband John of Columbia, SC, Timothy Granfield and his wife Brittany of Dover, NH, John Peters and his wife Leah of Tucson AZ, and Cory Peters and his wife Kendra of Derry, NH; along with 17 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his wife Lillian ( Herr) Granfield, and daughter Martha Peters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 30th at 9:30am at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua, NH with burial immediately following at Woodlawn Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com

In Lieu of flowers, please perform an act of kindness in honor of Tom.

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, January 30, 2020

Memories

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Liz Bergeron

January 30, 2020

Debbie
Your dad was so sweet and kind. I am grateful he came to us at The Early Birds with Alice. Those are the years we so tenderly shared and knew him. We express our gratitude for his life and the positive impact he left us with. Please know how much he loved his family the most. Peace and blessings to all of you.

Debra (David) Moore

January 29, 2020

Debbie sorry to read this. I knew your parents so many years ago from Wilson Street.

HELEN POTTER

January 27, 2020

So sorry for the family but know he is at peace..
His mother Rita was the best . I worked at the Talbot with her .She made us happy....I remember when she crossed Boston road on Treble cove Road She said a prayer and open her eyes and pressed on the gas. Now there is light to cross. Her family was our family. much love Micheal and family . Helen

Steve St.Lawrence

January 27, 2020

Tom Granfield was a true character. His tough as nails exterior was to hide his big heart and his love of family. We shared a lot of laughs over the years and I will remember all those times he always made me feel welcome in his house. Thank you for your service to the country Tom . May you grace heaven with your smile and your laugh and be in good company. Rest in peace my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY