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Thomas Henry ‘Tom’ Dean

MILLERTON — Thomas Henry “Tom” Dean, 85, a lifelong area resident died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, following a brief illness. Tom worked as a laborer and equipment operator for the Village of Millerton Highway Department for over 29 years prior to his retirement in 1991.

Born June 16, 1937, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Martin A. and Marjorie (Bussett) Dean. Tom attended school locally and married Violet “Vi” Macneil on July 1, 1961, in Sharon. Mrs. Dean died in 1989. Tom was a former member of the Millerton Gun Club; a longtime member of the Men’s League at Washington Lanes and he enjoyed socializing with the members of the Millerton Fire Company. Seasonally he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.Tom is survived by his daughter, Vicki Horton of Lakeville, and his son John H. Dean of Millerton. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also predeceased by four brothers, Marty Dean, Dave Dean, Dan Dean and Ernie Dean and his son-in-law John Horton.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. A funeral service will take place at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Burial will take place at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Fire Company, P.O. Box 733, Millerton, NY 12546 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com

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