Thomas V. Carberry
SHARON — Thomas V. Carberry, 88, peacefully passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at his home in Sharon.
Tom was born on Aug. 24, 1931, the 12th of 13 children to Joseph Vincent Carberry and Lena (Clum) Carberry in Sharon.
Tom attended Sharon Center School and graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in June of 1949.
After graduation, Tom and his friend John Johnson decided to move to California and spread their wings. But Tom’s mother, Lena, felt he should be back home with his family and so after a few months of Tom being in California, she flew to California and brought him back home.
Sharon was his home for most of his life.
Tom met the love of his life and mother of his three children, Mary (Daley) Carberry, and they were married on April 4, 1959, at the Queen of Most Holy Rosary Church in Roosevelt, Long Island.
Mary was suddenly taken away from Tom and his children on Jan. 14, 1972.
Tom was a life member of the Sharon Fire Department and past fire chief. Tom also was a former selectman for the Town of Sharon.
In August of 1975, Tom married Teresa Cook in Sharon. Teresa passed away on July 4, 2010, in Delaware.
Tom was a hard-working man, who took such pride in all he did and in everything his children did. Tom was owner of Thomas V. Carberry Excavating. He also was an over the road trucker for a time as well as driving for Kimberly Clark and Yellow Freight. He was a drag line operator for Amenia Sand and Gravel in Amenia.
Tom built his first two homes himself in Sharon, and in 1995 he and Teresa retired and moved to Lewes, Del. Tom loved Delaware because he could fish almost year-round. He loved taking his grandchildren to the pier at Cape Henlopen and they would spend hours fishing from that pier. After Teresa passed away, Tom eventually moved back to Sharon, in 2011.
Tom loved people and he never had a bad word for anyone. He would do whatever he could for anyone, whether it was a family member or an acquaintance. Tom was known for his bigger than life heart, his sweet beautiful smile and the world is a much better place for him having been here. His sweetness and love will live on through the children he loved so deeply and anyone’s lives he’s touched are better for having known him.
Tom is survived by his daughters, Mary Maillet and her husband, Tony, of Amenia and Theresa Carberry-Collazo of Virginia Beach, Va.; his son, Thomas J. Carberry and his wife, Kim, of Sharon; his step-son, Theodore Adams Jr. of New Preston, Conn.; his grandchildren, Tony Maillet Jr., Briana Collazo, Ashley and Zachary Carberry, Michael Griskauskas and Theodore and Cassandra Adams. Tom is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Aria and Circe Griskauskas, Faora Berberoglu and Moses Maillet III; and one great-great-granddaughter, Mary Lillian Maillet. His next great-granddaughter is due in October and he was so excited for his Princess Faora to have a sister.
Tom is also survived by his sisters, Barbara McEnroe and Emma Paley; and numerous nieces and nephews spread from coast to coast.
Besides his parents and wives, Tom was predeceased by his brothers, Vincent, Joseph, Robert, Donald, Frances and Paul; and his sisters, Virginia Kendall, Helen Passante, Dorothy Fraser and Mary Lango.
Rest easy, Daddy, you’ll always be our hero.
A fireman’s service was held at the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon on Aug. 3. A private funeral will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia followed by burial with his beloved Mary in New Marlborough, Mass. A celebration of life will occur later this year or in the spring, when people can be together safely and hug each other with his memory.
His family would like to thank Brittany Martin and Donna DiMartino for all the love and help they gave Tom and his children during the last weeks of his life. Their kindness was overwhelming.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory can be made to Sharon Fire Department Ambulance, P.O. Box 357, Sharon, CT 06069; or Immaculate Conception Church, P.O. Box 109, Amenia NY 12501.