PEABODY – Mr. Thomas J. Coombs, 95, of Peabody, beloved husband of the late Winifred (Burke) Coombs, died peacefully following a brief illness, December 29, 2020 at his home.
Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Forest and Elizabeth (Cushing) Coombs. He was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of St. John the Baptist Grammar School. He continued his education graduating from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School as a member of the class of 1943.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Coombs had been employed as a Tool and Dye Maker with the General Electric Company at its River Works Plant in Lynn for over 38 years until the time of his retirement in 1987.
A loving husband, father, oompa, grandfather, Tom was devoted to his family. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody. He was an avid reader who loved to play cards and travel. He enjoyed games of chance, a cold brew with a family member or friend and watching the horses’ race, but above all else, time spent with family and friends was always when he was happiest. Tom was a kind, humble man, who loved to laugh. He will be deeply missed.
Tom is survived by his children, Margaret "Beth" Coombs Powers and her husband Michael of Lynn, Stephanie Goddu and her husband Arthur of Franklin, NC and Mikki Blazak and her companion Richard Mowbray of Danvers, his son, William Blazak and his wife Tina of Salem. Beloved Oompa of Christopher Powers and Shannon Blazak Mederios and her husband Pete of North Andover and devoted grandfather of Thomas Cobb and his wife Terri of Peabody, Brian Cobb and his companion Melanie Myers of Virginia Beach, VA, uncle of many. He was the brother of the late Edward Coombs the late Marie Coombs and Julie Cheeney and uncle of many.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held in St. James Church, Federal St., Salem, Wednesday, Jan. 6th at 10 A.M. All attendees must register to attend via the link below or by calling the funeral home (978-744-2350). Visiting hours at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., Salem, MA, 01970, Tuesday, Jan. 5th from 5 to 7 P.M. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Tom’s memory to Care Dimension, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory, offer a condolence or register attendance at church, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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Attendance is limited to a maximum of 70 people. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place
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