Thomas F. Courtney

Thomas F. Courtney

June 6th, 1936 December 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Thomas F. Courtney

Thomas F Courtney died suddenly on December 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Cambridge and was the son of the late John and Catherine (O’Sullivan) Courtney. Beloved husband of 61 years to Beverly A. (O’Connor). Loving father of Sandy Russell and her husband Lenny of Hull, Dennis Courtney and his wife Eileen of Woburn, Valerie Kervick and her husband David of Cambridge, and Paula Crane and her husband Bob of Burlington. Devoted “Papa” of Courtney and her husband John, Caitlyn, Meghan, Kara, Kim, Catherine and her fiancé Rob, Tommy, Joey, Elizabeth, Erica, Bobby, and Fallon. Dear brother of Gerald Courtney and his wife Chickie of Melrose, Mary Collins and her late husband Dan of Arlington, Paul Courtney and his wife Sandra of Belmont, Brother Kevin Courtney, FMSI of Framingham, his sister in law Jean Courtney and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and close friends. Tom was predeceased by his brother John Courtney Sr.

Tom was a retired Human Resources Manager with TRW /American Engineered Companies for more than 44 years.

In his younger years he enjoyed flag football, golfing, bowling and playing softball as a pitcher. He continued playing softball until the age of 63. Most notably with the Paddy’s and Marsh Post teams. Tom spent many memorable weekends at Hanscom Air Force base with his teammates, family and friends.

He also enjoyed his time at Paddy’s where he met many of his good friends who lovingly nicknamed him Black Cloud. Tom was a good Guy.

Relatives and friends are invited to Visiting Hours at Saint John's Church, 2254 Mass Ave in NORTH CAMBRIDGE, on Thursday from 4-8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the church on Friday, at 11 am. Burial to follow in Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Tom to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saint John's Church - Cambridge
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Visitation will be held in the Upper Church at St. John's Church.
  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saint John's Church - Cambridge
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Friday, January 3rd, 2020
    Rev. Joseph McCarthy
  • Interment

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 |
    Cambridge Cemetery
    76 Coolidge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Friday, January 3rd, 2020

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Don Marshall

Dennis, my thoughts and prayers got out yo you and your family. God bless.
Comment | Posted at 02:20pm via Condolence

Rick Gnerre

Dennis, so sorry to hear about your dad, I had the utmost respect for him as a pitcher and a person..class act..RIP Tommy, thoughts and prayers go out to to you, Paula, and the rest of your family
Comment | Posted at 11:50am via Condolence

Orlando Corsi

My deepest sympathy to the whole family. It sounds like he was blessed to have a full life.
Comment | Posted at 10:16am via Condolence

Donna Smith

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Take good care of each other in this difficult time. 🙏❤ Love Donna Smith
Comment | Posted at 07:42am via Condolence

Bobby giordano

Condolences from Bobby , Anthony and Kristina Giirdano🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😢
Comment | Posted at 11:08pm via Condolence

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