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Thomas M. Hearlihy

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Service: 10:00am Fri. June 29th, 2018
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Hearlihy,Thomas M., 93, of Springfield, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 24,2018 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born at home at 914 Link Ave. on September 4, 1924 the son of Edward and Nora (Welsh) Hearlihy. While growing up he worked at Kueger’s Drug Store & Malt Shop and Clauers grocery on Lagonda. Tom attended Wittenberg College where he played all three sports while working at Bauer Bros. at night to pay for it. During this time he met the love of his life, Mary Catherine Garrigan with whom he was married for 55 years. Tom worked at Crowell Collier before becoming head of the Typewriter and Adding Machine Sales and Service department at Garrigan’s. He and his wife Mary founded Hearlihy & Co, selling Drafting instruments to schools all over the United States. Tom remained at Hearlihy & Co as C.E.O. for 23 years before retiring in 1992. Tom was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #624, and the Elks. As a devout Catholic he attended daily Mass. For 35 years during the winter Tom lived in Port Charlotte, Fla. where he enjoyed playing many card games with friends. As an avid traveler he and his wife Mary visited over 65 countries, including 8 times in Ireland to stay with his dear cousins in County Galway. Tom attributed his long life to four things: family, religion, exercise and drink! His sense of humor and love for life will be missed by all who knew him, he was one-of-a-kind! Survivors include his three children, Peggy Johnson, Dan (Amy) Hearlihy all of Springfield and Tim (Laura) Hearlihy of Centennial, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Sandi Hearlihy; seven grandchildren, Megan, Casey, Caitlin, Erin, Therese, Claire, Kevin and six great grandchildren, Jacob, Alaya, Rory, Payton, India and Aiden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 2005 and son, Patrick in 2014. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in St Teresa Church. Entombment will be in St. Bernard Mausoleum. Please send donations to the Hearlihy scholarship Fund at CCHS.
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our sincere condolences to you all on the death of tom such a lovely man who will always be fondly remembered here in crossursa always enjoyed his visits to us may his gentle soul rest in thepeace and happiness of gods kingdom

- christy and kathleen walsh , Thursday July 5th, 2018

our sincere condolences to you all on the death of tom such a lovely man who will always be fondly remembered here in crossursa always enjoyed his visits to us may his gentle soul rest in thepeace and happiness of gods kingdom

- christy and kathleen walsh , Thursday July 5th, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Just received the message from the Spahr_Craver update. Mom will be sorry to hear this news as will Becky. Sharon and Barry Zerkle Martha Spahr Becky and Marc Willi

- Sharon Zerkle, Sunday July 1st, 2018

Tom always brought a smile to one’s face with his zest for life & stories/jokes. A great man indeed!

- Sue & Don Barnes, Tuesday June 26th, 2018

Mr. Hearlihy, You were a great neighbor to all of us on Robin Road. I loved waving to you when you were biking to work, because you always would say, “Good morning Miss Jill.” Plus, your backyard was so beautiful that Megan and I talked about living there forever. Rest In Peace, Mr. Hearlihy. 🌹

- Jill Loney, Tuesday June 26th, 2018

Peggy and Dan, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Your mom and dad were so good to my mom and there are fond memories of all of them together. My prayers are with you. R.I.H. Tom.

- Marilyn Burr, Tuesday June 26th, 2018

A life well lived, and always had a great story.....Will miss seeing him..

- Dan & Bonnie Schutte, Monday June 25th, 2018

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