The following piece is from Farmer & Dee Funeral Home:
Thomas E. McVey, age 60 a longtime Tewksbury resident, and devout communicant of St. William’s Parish, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, November 9, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Brighton, MA on November 28, 1962, he was the son of the late Thomas H. McVey, III and the late Joan F. (Shaughnessy) McVey. Tom was raised in Tewksbury, attended Tewksbury schools, and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1981.
Following high school, Tom continued the legacy of his forefathers and followed in the McVey family footsteps to become the latest generation of his family to operate the T.H. McVey Stone Company in Watertown, which was founded by his great grandfather in 1905.
In his spare time, at his vacation home in Wells, ME. Tom enjoyed playing board games, miniature golf and going to the arcade with his nieces and nephews. He also spoiled them with his famous “Chocolate Shakes”. Tom enjoyed taking trips to Encore and Foxwoods and traveling to Disney World. He was an avid Boston sports fan, and loved watching the Celtics and Patriots with his family.
Tom is survived by his two sisters, Karen J. Ryan and her husband James, of Tewksbury, Susan Tucceri and her husband Paul, of Tewksbury: one brother, Robert J. McVey and his wife Robin (Doherty), of Tewksbury. Tom was the favorite uncle to Melissa and Paul Driscoll, Richard and Meghan Burns, Jeff and Sue Tucceri, Jenn and Jim Magary, Robert McVey, Jr., Elizabeth and Bryan Carleton, and Catherine McVey, and was the favorite great uncle to William and Matthew Driscoll, Alexander and Olivia Burns, Ava, Ella, Jeffrey and Jude Tucceri, Jack and Henry Magary, and Rose and Clara Carleton.
He also leaves his Aunt Ellen, cousins, and friends including his close friends, Rich and Leigh Murch.
Calling hours are Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee Street, Tewksbury. His funeral procession will begin on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, 90 River Rd., Tewksbury. Donations in his memory may be made to St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876 or to Care Dimensions Hospice House, 125 Winter St., Lincoln, MA 01773.