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Thomas K Hawes
February 20, 1935 - July 21, 2022
Obituary For Thomas K Hawes
Thomas "Tom" K Hawes, Sr. 87, of Peabody, died Thursday morning at Brooksby Village following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Patricia (Kelley) Hawes with whom he shared almost 65 years of marriage.
Born in Revere, he was the son of the late Thomas and Rose Helen (Leary) Hawes. He received his undergraduate degree from Suffolk University and later received his MBA from Boston College and his master’s in education from Salem State College.
Tom began his professional career as a teacher in the Revere School Department. For over 30 years, he was employed with the City of Peabody School Department in a variety of positions including guidance counselor and adjustment counselor before retiring in 1998.
Tom was a member of the Army Reserves out of Fort Devens in the 1950’s. A man with a strong work ethic, Tom frequently held a second job, including time working at MDC pools and at Jordan Marsh.
In addition to a being an educator and counselor, Tom operated Tom’s Ice Cream truck for almost 30 years which offered him a curbside view for many parades where he could enjoy seeing and hearing marching bands play.
Tom remained a fan of the BC Eagle football team and was a season ticket holder for many years. He enjoyed discussing Bruins' hockey with his son Tommy and was a devoted Red Sox fan who shared stories of watching Ted Williams play in Fenway Park.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Thomas K Hawes, Jr of Peabody, his two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Miles Harkins of Peabody, and Julie and Matthew Furrier of Wilmington and by his beloved grandchildren, David, Sean, and Thomas Harkins, and Lillian and Katherine Furrier. He was predeceased his two brothers, Joseph W. Hawes and Dr. Vincent L Hawes.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial services will be private.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in his name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
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We are verry sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences Kevin and Dianne Hawes
Dear Hawes Family, I am thinking of the wonderful times we had on Downing RD. Along with you, we are among the "early settlers" of Centerfield, with mothers who were part of the Centerfield Revere-native gals. I am so sorry for the loss of this great guy. Sending my love to Tommy, Sharon and Julie. - Judith Garber Doherty
Thinking of you all during this sad time. I have fond memories of Tom's ice cream truck driving up Downing Road and think of him whenever I see an ice cream truck in my neighborhood. Ilene Garber MacDonald
So very sorry to hear about the passing of my friend and long time neighbor -- my love to all the family -- and may his memory be for a blessing -- Cynthia Silverman Garber
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