Thomas J. McCabe

March 18, 1932November 25, 2017

Thomas J. McCabe It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas J. McCabe announce his peaceful passing at the age of 85, at his home in Cove, Texas, on Saturday November 25, 2017. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Born March 18, 1932 in Painsville, Ohio, to Thomas F. McCabe and Zelpha (Raftery) McCabe, he attended Saint Mary’s School in 1951. Tom served in the United States Naval Reserves in the early 1950’s. On May 15, 1954, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth (nee Ralph).

He lived in Painsville until 1976, moving to Deer Park, Texas, with Diamond Shamrock. He retired from Occidental Petrochemicals in 1992 after 36 years of service.

Tom was a member at Saint Hyacinth Catholic Church in Deer Park, the Knights of Columbus and the B.P.O.E.

Tom will be especially remembered for his devotion and love of family, his unique sense of humor and his fondness of good Irish whiskey.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth of Cove, Texas; children Marie (Jim) McQueeney of LaPorte, Texas, Michael (Sandy) of League City, Texas, Kathleen (Robert) Green of Parma, Ohio, Patrick (Kathy) of LaPorte, Texas, Thomas of Morgan’s Point, Texas, Susan (Lon) Thompson of Cove, Texas and James (Claudia) of Houston, Texas; 19 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Zelpha and Brother Roger.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am (Rosary at 9:30am), Wednesday, December 6 at Saint Hyacinth Catholic Church, 2921 Center St, Deer Park, TX 77536. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions are welcome at the Houston Area Parkinson Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098, or the charity of your choice.

A very special thanks to Sarah, Sheila, Erin, Paul, Denise and Donna of Harbor Hospice for their help and support.


  • Rosary

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017


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Sofia McCabe

December 8, 2017

He was a great grandfather and will never be forgotten.

Victoria & Dennis Swenson

November 30, 2017

When we first retired and began attending daily Mass at St. Hyacinth's Chapel, we became very familiar with Tom & Elizabeth McCabe. Tom was a lector extraordinaire--beautiful reading voice! We always enjoyed seeing them. Our condolences to all the McCabe family, especially Elizabeth. Tom will be greatly missed by those of us who knew him.

Stephanie Beres

November 30, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tom was my Godfather and a dear friend of my parents Tom & Ann Isabel. Tom you will be missed by shared the same birthday as my Dad...the memories I have of you and your family will always be near and dear to my heart. Sending love and hugs from Painesville, Ohio to you Liz and the entire McCabe Clan.
Stephanie Isabel Beres

November 30, 2017

Liz, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a dearest and kind man. Will be missed tremendously. Love you, Marina Grau


November 30, 2017

My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. Please find comfort in God's promise at John 6:40.

Tammie Mize

November 29, 2017

We were blessed to be able to spend time with the McCabe Family and get to know Tom and Liz. They are truly a special family that shares a tight bond with each other that is rare these days. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our dear friends Susan and Lon and to the entire McCabe Family. Your Father's zest for fun and life touched so many and will be missed by all of us.
With Love,
Tammie and Sean