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Obituary for Thomas Hannon

June 30, 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts


HANNON, Thomas J. Of Rockland, MA, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 30. Tom was born in Cambridge, MA to the late Patrick and Agnes (Walsh) and was predeceased by his siblings Patricia, Francis, and John Hannon. Tom graduated from Our Lady's High School in Newton, MA and Boston University. He proudly served in the United States Air Force, was a Vietnam Veteran, and was honorably discharged with rank as captain. Mid-life, Tom made the decision to leave hospital administration and pursue his passion – photography. He had a successful business on the South Shore, loved hanging out of a Cessna to get the "right shot", and was a passionate member and teacher of the local arts community.

For 15 plus years, he photographed Rockland High School sports teams, proms, and senior portraits. He loved watching birds, photographing nature, listening to music, exploring historical relics and family genealogy, early morning sunrises, hunting for crabs in the sand, good strong black coffee, sweets – eating and making, especially lemon meringue and chocolate cream pies, and Jameson whiskey. He also loved, slyly, playing pranks and spending time with his granddaughters.

Tom is survived and missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Kathy (Kathleen Doyle), Shaun (son) and Kathy Brooks Hannon, Cindy Hannon (daughter), granddaughters Kallie and Katie Hannon, nephews Brian, Mark, and Jay Hannon, and sister-in-law Sr. Mary Anne Doyle, along with extended family in the US, Ireland and England, incredible and fun-loving neighbors, and wonderful childhood Newton Corner friends.

Respecting today's public health crisis, Tom's family is holding a small burial service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. A private celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to Meals on Wheels Rockland or Home Base, a Boston-based program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, and Military Families or the Tom Hannon Scholarship Fund c/o Carla Dunn 52 McKinley Way Rockland MA 02370.

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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