OBITUARY: Thomas N. Callahan, 25

WILMINGTON, MA — Thomas N. Callahan, age 25, of Wilmington, passed away on November 3, 2017 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston, due to injuries sustained in a car accident.

Thomas was born on December 27, 1991 in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of Thomas M. and Jodi (Dunningham) Callahan. Thomas was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Schools until the 6th grade. He then became a “Lifer” at Austin Prep School in Reading, where he graduated with the Class of 2010.

Thomas went on to further his education at Quinnipiac University, where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in 2014.

Upon graduation, Thomas went to work as a Senior Pathology Technician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He really enjoyed working at the hospital and was a valuable member of the staff.

Thomas loved all sports; he played hockey and lacrosse in high school and took up learning Jujitsu in recent years. He enjoyed watching sporting events, especially the Patriots games with his family and friends. He also looked forward to spending time just being home with his parents and his brother Brian, who was also his best friend.

While Thomas was very proud of his work ethic, which showed through his academic and career achievements, he looked forward to his down time where he would enjoy reading. His new favorite series was “The Game of Thrones.”

Thomas also loved to be outdoors; he recently bought a drone that he loved to fly. He was happiest when he went on rides on his motorcycle and loved to go snowboarding in the winter.

Thomas was a loving son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many. He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Thomas is the cherished son of Thomas M. and Jodi (Dunningham) Callahan, dear brother of Brian Callahan all of Wilmington, loving nephew of Karen Callahan of Stoneham, Nancy (Callahan) Rosenthal & her husband Irwin, Mark Callahan & his wife Christine all of Topsfield and Jane Murphy of Revere, special cousin of Shannon & Marisa Rosenthal, Hannah, Luke & Sarah Callahan and Shawn Murphy. Thomas is also survived by his close friend, Christina Vardaro of Lynnfield.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington for Visiting Hours on Tuesday, November 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, on Wednesday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Thomas’ name may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Pathology Dept., 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Thomas N. Callahan
Thomas N. Callahan

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)

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