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Thomas J. Tamburrino

November 8, 1942 — April 26, 2024

Reading, Massachusetts

Thomas J. Tamburrino

Thomas J. Tamburrino of Reading passed peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2024 with his wife Barbara by his side.

Born on Sunday, November 8, 1942 in Revere, Thomas is the loving son of the late John and Edith (Zirpolo) Tamburrino.  Thomas is a kind, warm and gentle soul who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Thomas had a deep interest in the world.  He dearly loved his grandsons, had a passion for wooden ships and the sea and he thoroughly enjoyed sailing on the Windjammer schooner along the Maine coast.

Thomas’ mother died when he was just a year old.  His wonderful family of his aunts Mary & Jennie; Godmother Theresa & Godfather Lefty and his stepmother Elaine Smith Tamburrino all had a hand in lovingly caring for this delightful person.

Thomas graduated from Revere High class of 1960.  He later worked in the Boston Office of the FBI for 41 years where he received the Director’s Award for “sustained distinguished service”.

Thomas proudly defended our freedom by serving as a Sergeant in the United States Army in the Vietnam War.

Thomas is the beloved husband of Barbara F. (Davis) Tamburrino.  The devoted stepfather of Renee M. LeBlanc and Juliet LeBlanc, he is the cherished grandfather of Tyler Bruce and Oliver “Ozzy” Bruce.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Thomas’ Family on Thursday, May 2nd from 2-5pm in the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING.  A Funeral Service Celebrating Thomas’ Eternal Life will be held on Thursday at 5pm in the Funeral Home.

Interment with Military Honors will take place on Friday, May 3rd at 10am at MA National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Thomas’ memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St. Ste. 800, Miami, FL 33131.

For more information, www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 2, 2024

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Reading

11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Reading

11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867

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Interment

Friday, May 3, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Ave, Bourne, MA 02542

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