The Paul Mortuary


Thomas Edward Dineen

June 5, 1929February 10, 2012

Thomas Edward Dineen June 5, 1929 ~ February 10, 2012 Pacific Grove ~ Thomas E. Dineen was born to Juel and Daniel Dineen on June 5, 1929 in the Bronx, New York. He moved to California in 1985 following the death of his wife. Tom served as a communication Specialist in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Bell Telephone in New York for over fifteen years and as a recruitment specialist for Gateway Center for many years. Tom was a prominent member of Carmel Mission parish and the Carmel Foundation. He loved to volunteer in the Foundation’s variety shows and the Foundation was like a second home to him. Tom is survived by his children; Patrice of Carmel Valley, Gavin of Pacific Grove, Thomas of Seaside, Jane of Sarasota, FL, Michael of Carmel Valley and Allyson of Venice, FL; his grandchildren, Thomas Howbert and Michelle Dineen, both of Carmel Valley and his brother, Daniel James of Center Moriches, NY. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Bruno of Commack, NY. Tom was remembered at the noon mass at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Carmel Mission on Thursday, February 16. His family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Carmel Foundation for all their support over the years and, in lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Carmel Foundation, PO Box 1050, Carmel, 93921. Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.


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March 1, 2012


Hector DeSmet

February 25, 2012

I enjoyed working with Tom in several of the shows at the Carmel Foundation. We made some good memories. Godspeed and my condolences to the family.

February 23, 2012

Dear Family;
I want to thank you all for the years I have called on you. Tom and I have been close friends for more than 20 years and he will be greatly missed. He made me a better person with his advice and help through those years.
Love you brother,

Bobby and Karen Bell

February 23, 2012

To the Dineen family: Karen and I enjoyed having lunch with your dad many times during the past 12 years. He is a good man and we always had lots of fun too. We are sorry for your loss. May God Bless you always.

Please accept our Condolences,

February 19, 2012

To the Dineen Family, Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of ya !!!! He was a great guy ! May your Father Rest in peace !!

Steven and Julie McCarty

Janna Ottman

February 17, 2012

I enjoyed performing with Tom in many musical shows at the Carmel Foundation. He was fun to know.

February 16, 2012

Mike, our family sends our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Your Dad was such a sweetheart and a joy to be with. He brought happiness wherever he went. He was a good man. We have many wonderful memories through the years that we will treasure always. May your happy memories of him bring you and your family peace and comfort.
God's blessings,
Pam & Carl Noto, & Mrs. Bruna Odello & family

Michael Dineen

February 16, 2012

We are all gonna miss you Big Guy. Your the best, keep them all smiling up there.
Michael O. Dineen

February 16, 2012

From myself and my family our thoughts & Prayers go out to you Mike and your family. I am so truly sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful, amazing, loving, funny man. I will truly miss him but am very thankful that I was blessed to know him and I have great memories. Love & God Bless ~ Darline

February 16, 2012

May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time in your life. Tom served as our security person during the winter months at my job for a few years. He came in with a smile and a song for us daily. We loved hearing his stories and the love he had for his family was heart warming. We speak of him fondly and always with a smile. God Bless you during this time of sorrow.

With much sympathy
Christine Dunn