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In Memory of

Thomas J. Packard

May 29, 2017

Obituary


PACKARD, Thomas J., of Madison, AL, formerly of Norwood, passed away suddenly on May 29, 2017 at age 64.

He was the beloved son of the late Henry and Helen M. (Grant) Packard, loving brother of Linda A. Roche of Centerville, James H. Packard and his wife Carroll of Madison, AL, Jean M. Viola and her husband Victor of Barnstable and Susan M. Packard and her spouse Barbara J. Bennett of Arlington. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tom was a 1970 graduate of Norwood Senior High...

PACKARD, Thomas J., of Madison, AL, formerly of Norwood, passed away suddenly on May 29, 2017 at age 64.

He was the beloved son of the late Henry and Helen M. (Grant) Packard, loving brother of Linda A. Roche of Centerville, James H. Packard and his wife Carroll of Madison, AL, Jean M. Viola and her husband Victor of Barnstable and Susan M. Packard and her spouse Barbara J. Bennett of Arlington. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tom was a 1970 graduate of Norwood Senior High School. He then served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam Era. After his military service Tom returned to Norwood and became active at the VA Hospital in Brockton.

Tom had a brilliant mind. He graduated from UMass Boston with degrees in physics and mathematics. He worked for many years as an acoustical engineer and in the medical instruments industry. He was self-taught in computer languages and was fluent in Russian and more recently Greek which he also taught. He loved to dance and play the guitar. He was an avid stamp collector.

Tom lived the past seven years in Alabama where he developed a vast network of friends and dedicated himself to his church, charitable work and volunteerism.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Boston VA Healthcare System, Voluntary and Recreation Service, ATTN: Thomas J. Packard Memorial Gift Fund, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301.