OBITUARY

Thomas "Tom" Henry

June 1, 1941November 9, 2021

It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the Tuesday, November 9th passing of Thomas "Tom" Henry, originally from Vermont and later a retiree transplant to The Villages, Florida.

Surrounded by loving family and friends, Tom passed away peacefully at Cornerstone Hospice Care after a courageous battle with multiple health issues.

Tom was born on June 1, 1941, in Montpelier, Vermont to Robert and Kathryn Henry (Carver). He spent most of his youth and wild younger years in Burlington, Vermont. After graduating from Cathedral (Rice Memorial) High School, he attended Castleton State College and served in the Vermont Air National Guard.

As a young man, Tom began a more than 25 year career at IBM where he was a respected top-level manager and was known for his dedication, hard work, and ability to inspire others. Tom went on to work for a number of other companies, including a stint as a Manufacturing Specialist in China. During his retirement years in Florida, he worked at Glenview Champions Country Club and later for the Golf Administration in The Villages.

Throughout his life Tom loved playing golf with his buddies, traveling on great adventures especially to China, seeing the beauty of nature through a camera lens, and sleuthing through genealogy and history in search of family connections. In later years, Tom became a seeker of truth and forgiveness and found his way back to the church. He felt a deep sense of peace, love, and connection with his Catholic faith and community. For many years, Tom served as an Eucharistic Minister and volunteered at local charities.

He will be lovingly remembered by Anne, his wife of 14 years, his children Lisa Jacobs and her husband David of Colorado, Beth Levinsky of Vermont, and Brett Atwood and his wife Nora of Minnesota. He will be forever missed by his grandchildren Nick and Jack Levinsky; Connor and Quinn Jacobs; and Marianna, Lucas, and Warren Jackson Atwood. Tom also leaves behind his stepchildren David Malinowski and wife Susan, Lisa Colvin and her husband Chris and seven step grand and great grandchildren. Tom cherished his relationships with his very special aunt Eileen Carver and his sister-in-law Maureen Henry. He also leaves behind his many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents, beloved brother John Henry, and son-in-law Jonathan Levinsky.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 3rd, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wildwood, Florida with a reception to immediately follow at Dignity Memorial Life Celebration Center. The Rite of Committal and Burial will be held in early summer at Merrill's Cemetery in Colchester, Vermont, and will be followed by a celebration of life reception.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tom Henry's name to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Cornerstone Hospice Care for their care and compassion.

Services

3 December

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

5323 E Co Rd 462
Wildwood , FL 34785

3 December

Reception

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dignity Memorial Life Celebration Center

7134 Powell Road
Wildwood, Florida 34785

Memories

Thomas "Tom" Henry

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Tom O'Connor

November 20, 2021

Dear Lisa & Beth -

Since I spent a lot of those "wild, younger years" with your father, I can tell that we shared a large number of experiences starting at 10 years of age - but not all for print. But I can say they were memorable and that we both learned something from them: I just don't know what it was! He was a good friend and I will miss him.

Gail and I send condolences and love to you both, Tom

Bob and Laura Thurnes

November 17, 2021

We didn’t know it at the time, but it was our lucky day when we bought our home on Clinton Ct. in The Villages, FL in 2007. The first couple to come over and welcome us were our next door neighbors, Tom and Anne Henry. We spent 8 years there before moving to Ocala, and over this time we developed a very close friendship and stayed in contact up until the sad time we had to say goodbye to Tom at Cornerstone Hospice. Anne, you know you and Tom are family to us. We will miss Tom tremendously, but we’ll remember all the special times we had together. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Henry family. Love you Tom!💖

Carole Lumbra Barrett

November 17, 2021

I have many fond memories from our 1959 High School Grad Class. I enjoy keeping up with many of our class mates on Facebook. I could tell Tom would keep in touch with many friends as I did. It looks Like Tom has a beautiful family who should have many great memories. My Prayers and thoughts go out to all the family. Love Carole Barrett

ken liberty

November 17, 2021

Rest in peace Tom, we shared many IBM memories together.

Bill Ramus

November 17, 2021

I was a co-worker of Tom’s at IBM. Working with Tom was a blessing. He was a man of integrity, fairness and grace. May he Rest In Peace.

Ron Ragis

November 17, 2021

Know the great Tom all through Cathedral Grammar and High School, what a guy, always there for you as a friend, had a ball driving around in high school in our junk cars, Saturday night HS dances, Tom was a real ladies man, very smooth and sharp. My condolences to Anne and the family and RIP old friend , you deserve.

chris wilson

November 16, 2021

Tom was a great friend and mentor during my time as Head Golf Professional at Glenview Champions Country Club. He served as Assistant Manager during my tenure and taught me many things about leading a staff. We had reconnected in recent years via Facebook but I am sad to say I was unable to see him before his passing.

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