Thomas J McCauley

Born: Mon., Dec. 4, 1944
Died: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Location: Lehman, Reen, McNamara Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Location: St. Columbkille Church

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In Lexington formerly of Brighton February 7, 2018.  Beloved husband of 49 years to Virginia “Ginny” (Cosgrove) McCauley.  Devoted father of Kristen Kallenberg and her husband Carl of Billerica, Kerin Sarazen and her husband Mark of Melrose, Katy Dearborn and her husband Brendan of Norwood, Ginny Knapp and her husband Jeff of Niantic, CT.  Loving grandfather of Caroline and Michael Kallenberg, Katy and Jack Sarazen, Thomas and Brian Dearborn, Jessica and Kaylee Knapp.  Brother of Dorothy Reen and her husband John of Brighton, Charles and his wife Barbara of Wilmington, Noreen Nowd and her husband Peter of Needham, Francis and his partner Nick Triello of FL, Mary Kervin, Daniel both of Brighton, Joseph and his wife Tara of Waltham and the late John “Jackie” McCauley.  Loving son of the late Thomas J and Mildred A. (McCarthy) McCauley.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.


He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, and adored his 8 grandchildren.  His smile and sense of humor and big heart will be missed by all. 


Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home Monday Feb. 12th at 9:30 am.  Followed by a Funeral Mass in St Columbkille Church 321 Market Street Brighton at 10:30.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting Hours Sunday Feb. 11th from 2-6 pm.  Interment Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.   


Graduate of St Columbkille High School Class of 1962 and Boston College.   Late owner of Busy Bee Watertown and Lexington Ticket Agency


In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Tom may be made to the American Heart Association 20 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. 

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George Stack
   Posted Thu February 08, 2018
Ginny, and family,
My wife Carolyn and I offer our condolences, and prayers on the passing of Tom.
Everytime I would run into Tom the world was always great.
I know that my life was enriched with both you Ginny, and Tom in my life.
Times like this always take me back to our young days in Brighton where worries were few, and joy, and happiness were plentiful.
You and Tom, Ginny apparently created a wonderful family from which you will garner great support, and love.
Peace and Love to all of you.
May Flights of Angels Sing Thee To thy Rest Tom( "Song for Athene")
George Stack
We are in North Carolina

Paul Cotter
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Dear Ginny and Family
Our thought and prayers at this sad time. Tom was a great guy and will be missed by all.

Paul & Kathy Cotter

Marcia Jenner
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Dear Ginny & Family,
My sincere condolences on this terrible loss. Tom & you & family have been in my prayers throughout his illness. I will continue praying to give you strength
during your grief. Love, Marcia

Gerard Scanlan
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Dear Ginny and family,
My condolences to you and all the McCauley family. Warm memories of Faneuil St, St. Col's and of you,Ginny and your aunt. God bless you all.

Gerard Scanlan
Holiday, Fl.

Mary & David Ahearn
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Dear Ginny,Mary and I are in Hilton Head Island ,S.C. and heard about the loss of Tommy.We are so sorry for your loss.Tom was such a great guy and was a major part of our youth and also thought of you and Tommy as dear friends.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Nowd
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Dear Ginny and family,
Our hearts are heavy with grief learning of Tom's passing. You two have always been a special couple, full of happiness and love...we miss him already. Love Mary and MJ

Pat & Frank Fournier
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
Dear Ginny my friend, so so sorry about Tom, you have a wonderful family and we will pray for you. love ya

Michele Gill Tycz
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Dearest Ginny and family,
We grieve the loss of Tommy in your life and in ours. We hope our prayers these many months have helped to strengthen you all. We tried to pray Tom right into heaven but of course that's up to our heavenly Father. Tom's kinda love was magnanimous that touched so many of our lives. That word, magnanimous, derived from Latin means 'Great Soul' & that description fits Tom. At long last Tom's Great Soul that touched so many is at Peace.
I pray your loving memories comfort you in the days ahead.
With all my love I will continue to pray for you.... God bless you!

Linda and Sig Tullmann
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Dear Ginny and family
So sorry to hear that Tom has died. You all were such a big part of the neighborhood when the kids were growing up. He will be missed. I’m sorry we can’t be there for his funeral but he and you will be in our prayers

Patricia (Porter) Underwood
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Dear McCauley Family,

I am so sorry for this loss. When I think of Mr. McCauley, I think of how happy he made me feel with his warmth and humor. His care and love for his family was evident in every interaction I had with him and now that I have my own family is an inspiration to me. My heart and prayers are with you now.

With much love, Tricia.

   Posted Sun February 11, 2018



Anthony Bolotte
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Dear Ginny,
Words can't say enough about Tom. He will be greatly missed by all our classmates whom Tom & you kept us all so close together over the years. Please be strong for yourself & family. Everybody loved Tom for he will always be a special person, well loved by all who came in contact with him.

Michael Daly/Dales
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Posted Sun February 11, 2018

Dear McCauley Family (Ginny, Gin and all),

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad, Tom, had so much wonderful spirit, joy, humor and a genuine love for others and his family, (and for everyone) that I so admired and respected him, and his love for living, having a good laugh, watching SC WLAX, and for his love for friends and family! We were all lucky to have had him in our lives and thanks for sharing him with us all.

Please accept my sincerest condolences and I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. And I can only think of Tom's infectious smile and laugh right now, and the warm light he brought to the world. What a gift and great guy! I only wish I could live my life to be half the person and devoted family man/dad he was. He was one of a kind.

But for sure, everyone up in heaven is smiling and having a good time with Tom now. Lucky them. Cheers to him, and you all.

Sending my love and condolences for your loss, - Michael Daly/Dales

Charlie Noonan
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Ginny and Family;

We were all very sad to hear of the news. All of us at BCG are thinking of you and your family at this time.
Tom was a great guy and I enjoyed our many conversations over the many years of doing business.