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Thomas R. CarletonJune 30, 1932 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 85)
Thomas R. Carleton, age 85, of Moon Township, formerly of Everett, MA, passed away on Sunday, Christmas Eve 2017 at Brighton Rehab Wellness Center. He was born in Malden, MA on June 30, 1932 to the late James and Gertrude (O’Brien) Carleton. Beloved husband of Susan (Barry) Carleton who he married on April 6, 1973; loving father of Kimberly McCann and her husband Paul of Hopewell; brother of the late Mildred Carleton, Gertrude Vangel and James Carleton; also many loving nieces and nephews. Thomas was Vice President of Engine Maintenance for U.S. Airways. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church and U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Tom was a sports nut for Boston, enjoying the Red Soxs, Celtics and Bruins. As a young man growing up in Massachusetts, he was a graduate of Everett High School and his claim to fame was being the best second baseman and center fielder for his softball leagues. Tom was known to enjoy a beer or Manhatten or two, while betting on the horse races at Ladbrokes. It was a respectful family tradition of Tom’s to break into his rendition of “God Bless America” at any family celebration, with all gathered, standing. Tom was just fun to be around. Visitation Friday 2-4, 6-8 at Copeland’s Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. where prayers will be recited on Saturday at 9:00 AM followed by Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.