Thomas A. Stacey, of Waltham, passed away surrounded by family on September 10, 2023. He was 85.
Born on April 14, 1938, to the late Russell Stacey and Mildred (Leary) Mitchell, Tom grew up in Waltham and after completing his education he proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Following his military service Tom started his career as a cook and for many years he dedicated himself to serving others at The Fessenden School, in Newton, and at Middlesex County Hospital.
Tom was known for his kind and generous nature. A simple man with a heart full of love, he cherished his family above all else. Spending time with them brought him immeasurable happiness. Each year, he looked forward to annual trips to Florida where he could reunite with his son and enjoy their shared passion for golfing.
When he wasn't perfecting his golf swing down in Florida or at Sandy Burr, in Wayland, Tom could be found playing shuffleboard at the Moose Lodge with his friends. Always sharing his hilarious sense of humor with an innate ability to tell jokes that would leave everyone laughing wholeheartedly and stories that kept you tuned in to every word, he was truly a joy to be around.
A beloved father, companion, brother, uncle, and friend, Tom’s mild-mannered demeanor endeared him to everyone he met, as his genuine kindness shone through every interaction. His presence will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Tom is predeceased by his son, Thomas A. Stacey, Jr. and his brother, Kenneth Stacey.
Tom is survived by his long-time companion Beverly Connelly, who provided unwavering support and love throughout their 39 years together; his sister Louise Ruschel of Natick and brother Paul Mitchell of Westborough; he was the dear uncle of Sheryl G. Stacey and her husband Geary W. Stacey of Framingham, Karen L. Stacey of Natick, Diane B. Stacey-Wood and her husband Timothy Wood of Framingham, Millie Koulopoulos of Clinton, and Arthur Ruschel of Natick. He also leaves many great-nieces and nephews whom he cherished.
Family and friends will honor and remember Tom’s life by gathering to visit on Thursday, September 14th at 10 a.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham followed his funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery.