He Will Forever Be Missed
This site was created in memory of our Tom Greer. Our loving husband, father and grandfather.
A Great Man
I had a wonderful husband, and his family had a wonderful Dad, Granddad and Great- Granddad and that is the way it will always be. But pay attention closely, because he is keeping an eye on all of us, so let’s make sure he likes what he sees. LOL.
Every day, in some small way, we will celebrate your life Tom. As long as memories last, you will stay in our hearts forever. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. A prayer, a tear, till the end of time.
Tom was the youngest of three children and often kidded about being the “mistake “of the family since there was such an age gap between his brother, sister and him. Of course, it was the furthest thing from the truth. Born on Halloween, he felt that day had been created for him and enjoyed his birthdays every year. Always eager and proud to hand out big chocolate bars to the kids on the street.
Tom had the ability to have a witty conversation. You never knew what little pun he had waiting, but you knew there would be one, followed by that smile and laugh. He loved people and enjoyed being around his friends and family. He was always eager to meet new people and welcome them into his home. He enjoyed his daily breakfast club at the Patio with his friends for many years, before relocating to Florida. He had a heart of gold and was generous to everyone. Always helping others and donating to his favorite charities regularly, especially, when they benefited children.
Tom was born in Hartford, but grew up on Loomis Street in Manchester, where he had numerous friends to play sports with or you could find him swimming during the summers at Globe Hollow. He became a proficient duckpin bowler in his youth and won several trophies for his achievements. He was a proud alumnus of MHS class of 64.
From school, he went directly to work at Smith, Corona and Marchant, later became the owner of a Seven Eleven in Storrs Ct for several years, and later in his career life, an Area Sales Manager for the Northeast division of McLane Food Service.
I met Tom in 1965 at McDonald’s in Manchester. From the beginning we were inseparable as a couple and were married in 1969. We were thrilled to be able to purchase a home, at such a young age at the start of our marriage. The following year, we were blessed with our son Galen. Our family continued to grow with the addition of grandchildren and a great grandchild. In 2019, we were fortunate to be able to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We talked about our achievements over the years and the most important of them all, to him was his family and friends.
On behalf of myself and my family, I want to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who have supported us during this time of loss.
The Greer Family
Please enjoy this tribute to Tom. It begins in 1946 and includes pictures of many of the highlights and events of his life with family and friends, trips to Bermuda, Italy and Scotland, births and weddings. And of course- his 1954 Corvette.