Thomas J Whitney

January 10, 1928 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 93)


Thomas J. Whitney Sr.
Father, Grandfather, Great grandfather, great-great grandfather 
Thomas Jefferson Whitney Sr. 93, died peacefully at home Wednesday December 29 surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him back dearly. 
Thomas has gone home to be with her Lord and those family members whom he has missed for many years.
Thomas was born in Lynnfield, Ma on January 10, 1928, son of Newell and Ruth (Lashua) Whitney.
Thomas leaves his daughters that all cared for him for many years while he struggled with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Norma Jean Whitney of New Hampshire, Kathryn Phaneuf and Shelly Peasha of Fitchburg. His sister Jean Robinson of Florida and his daughter-in-law Carrie Whitney. Also, his grandchildren Jennifer and Kathryn Phaneuf, Michelle Feliciano (Toland), Mary Miller (Whitney-Gallant), Jason and Brandon Stover, Jeffrey and Joseph Whitney, Samantha Martinez (Peasha), Alyssa and Briana Peasha, 22 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews including Kenneth Cochran who loved and cared for his uncle very much. 
Thomas was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Bessie Johnston, his son Thomas J. Whitney Jr, his brother Irving, his sisters Elizabeth Chatary,  Bonnie Cochran and his sister-in-law Mary Johnston.
Thomas was a US Army Sergeant Veteran of the Korean war from January 1949 - July 1952 
After Thomas fought hard for his country he worked as a Union painter until he retired. Thomas was a hardworking loving husband and cared very much for his family, Thomas loved nature and his animals very much. 
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation period on Thursday January 6 from 5 to 8 PM in the Bosk Funeral Home 85 Blossom St. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7 at 10 AM at Crossroads Community Church, Ashby State Road. Burial with Military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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January 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bosk Funeral Home
85 Blossom St
Fitchburg, Ma 01420

Funeral Service
January 7, 2022

10:00 AM
Crossroads Community Church (Ashby State Road, Fitchburg)

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