4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
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Mark Leccese posted a condolence
Sunday, January 13, 2019When you're a kid growing up, your friends' parents are vivid figures. We kids placed our friends' parents somewhere on the cusp of wisdom and unhipness. Mostly what I remember about Mr. McRae is that he seemed to have a lot of time for his children's friends. Sometimes he goofed and laughed with us, and he loved to throw a ball around or play some backyard game. He was such a good skater! I also clearly remember that sometimes he sort of cocked his head to the side and looked straight at us and told us about things that mattered -- grown-up stuff he thought we should know. Mr. and Mrs. McRae parents were so generous with their home, always welcoming their children's friends to hang out. In my mind's eye I can still see the layout of the McRae house and I can remember Mr. and Mrs. McRae tolerating us playing music really loud on the living room record player. But I can also remember Mr. and Mrs. McRae being gently stern when we got out of line. I remember Mr. McRae's light brown station wagon that was his son Rick's first car. Once I was hanging out with Rick when Mr. McRae was fixing something minor in the car — a radio dial or something — and he gave us that serious look and told us: "You always have to repair even the smallest things because if you let the small things go they'll turn into big things." That is how I've treated every car I've owned as an adult, and when I make some minor repair I remember Mr. McRae. That little bit of wisdom seems very Mr. McRae to me -- a practical man and an ethical man.
mary nohelty posted a condolence
Thursday, January 10, 2019I will always appreciate the "backyard baseball" pitching time that Tom Mcrae shared with my boys and all the kids in the neighborhood. What a wonderful and friendly neighbor. Always glad to see Tom roller-skating around our neighborhood circle. Sometimes we had a chance to chat about this,n that. Tom Mcrae always had a smile... He will be missed!
Pat Hathaway posted a condolence
Monday, January 7, 2019Tom was a wonderful neighbor.The first day my husband and I moved in Tom was the first one to offer his help.He and Nancy have been great neighbors for 50+ years. Tom loved his family and people. He would tell me how proud he was of his children and grandchildren.At 80 he was mowing his lawn and roller skating around the block.You’ll be missed Tom.
Caroline Moloney Souza posted a condolence
Monday, January 7, 2019Sorry for your loss, he was such a wonder man, a lot of great memories of him on Morrison Rd. RIP -Peter B. Moloney & Family
Eleanor Clark Morrison posted a condolence
Monday, January 7, 2019Goodbye dear friend and fellow octogenarian. Will miss our chats at Rite Aid, PO, Bank and Hannafords. Our friendship with first husband James Clark and your family goes back to the fifties when we were oh so young and having our children, picnicing at Newfound and enjoying the summer activities at Bristol. Condolences to Nancy, Helen and all the family. Tom was always a great presence and we will miss him. Our last conversation was about his cancer diagnosis. He is a peace now. A life well lived and his obit said it all.
Steve Wall posted a condolence
Sunday, January 6, 2019Mr. McRae was such a positive role model growing up on Morrison Rd from childhood pick up games in the backyard to him teaching us as teenagers how to repair our first cars he's influence is still part of me today. Mrs McRae,Jim Dave Ricky and Sandy my sincere deepest condolences Steve Wall
Lorrie Mcgillveary posted a condolence
Saturday, January 5, 2019I worked at Rite Aid in Bristol for 5 years with Saturday morning as one of my regular shifts. Tom would come and always have a joke and maybe a piece of candy for me. He was a very nice and one I always looked forward to seeing. You have my greatest sympathy. Lorrie
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Friday, January 4, 2019
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050