Thomas J. Woodcome

Born: Wed., Mar. 20, 1940
Died: Mon., Mar. 28, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 31, 2016
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 01, 2016
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Whitinsville-Thomas J. Woodcome, 76, of Heritage Dr. passed away on Mon. March 28 at Countryside Healthcare after a period of declining health.  He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Sandra M. (White) Labrecque Woodcome; a son Timothy J. Woodcome and his wife Margaret of Shrewsbury; twin daughters Debra A. Woodcome of Grafton and Laura A. Frederick and her husband Stephen of Bernville, PA; 4 stepdaughters, Susan Copeland, Karen Hayes, Debra Riedel, and Robin Desruisseaux; 2 granddaughters Abigail and Gillian; a sister Patricia E. Hall of Upton and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife Barbara (Turgeon) Woodcome in 1997, his infant son Michael, and his brother-in-law Donald E. Hall.  Born in Whitinsville, MA on March 20, 1940 he was the son of Raymond A. and Winifred R. (Rumrill) Woodcome and lived here all of his life.
     Tom was a graduate of Northbridge High School, Class of 1958 and was a great three-sport athlete.  Upon graduation he earned his Bachelor’s degree on a sports scholarship to Springfield College and went on to earn his Masters at Framingham State.  He worked as a physical education teacher and coach for 38 years for the Walsh Middle School in Framingham.  Tom retired in 2000 but continued teaching as a substitute teacher for Nipmuc Regional School for the next 7 years.
     Tom enjoyed going on day trips to Boston, eating out at nice restaurants, and spending time on Cape Cod.  He especially loved spending time with his family and was an avid Red Sox fan.  The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Countryside Healthcare for the compassionate care given to Tom during his stay.
     His funeral will be held on Fri. April 1 from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be held on Thurs. March 31 from 4 - 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA  02472 or to Countryside Health Care of Milford, 1 Countryside Dr., Milford, MA  01757.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit

Charitable donations may be made in Thomas's memory to the following organizations:

Alzheimer's Association
311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617 868 6718

Countryside Health Care of Milford
1 Countryside Dr., Milford, MA 01757

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Sandra Clarke
   Posted Tue March 29, 2016
So very sorry for your loss Sandy....

Lorri Langin
   Posted Wed March 30, 2016
Dear Tim,
I was saddened to hear that your father passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lorri Langin

Ronald Pereira
   Posted Wed March 30, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. Tom was my teacher for three years at Framingham South High and my Freshman football coach. (I also taught at Walsh in the PE department with him from 1986-1991.)
He was a kind and patient man. A good coach, teacher and friend. He was quiet, but had a great sense of humor. We were better for knowing him.
Again, my deepest condolences to all.

Ron Plantinga
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
I was Tom's long time car repairman, first at Papetti Oldsmobile and then at
my own business Ron's Plaza Sunoco. Tom was one of the nicest gentleman
you could ever hope to meet. I was sad to hear of his passing. My deepest
sympathy to his wife, his sister Pat, my former classmate at Northbridge
High, his children, and to all who loved him. I know he will be dearly missed.

Howard Benson
   Posted Fri April 01, 2016
To Tom's family: I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I am a retired guidance counselor from Walsh Middle School. Tom was a wonderful teacher with whom I worked for at least 20 years. He was very kind and compassionate and genuinely cared about his students. I can recall many times that I talked with him about individual students who needed some special attention. He always responded with a willingness to do whatever was necessary to help a child. Most importantly, he was a great person, friend and colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know that Tom has a special spot in heaven.

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