If grandparents received awards for perfect attendance, Tom would have been first on the list. Though he was blind, he listened intently at all of their functions. But nothing was better than when he would take them to see his beloved Phillies: T-shirts all around. If his T.V. was on odds are he’d be beating contestants at Wheel and Jeopardy. Tom was raised in Swedesboro (one of the last of the remaining Peeltown Gang) and spent his youth on the basketball court at St. Joe’s and the football field at St. James. Earlier years found him working as a dispatcher at Universal Supply Co., in Gloucester City.
Thomas was the husband of the late Patricia and is survived by his daughter, Tara Morrison-Smith (Shawn); his son, Joe (Laura) Martin; his sisters, Sr. Mary Ella Morrison, O.P., Kathleen Vuk (Robert) and Margaret Mary Kain (Joe); and 4 grandchildren.
Come celebrate 69 great years Sunday 4-6 p.m. and Monday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Swedesboro. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers to Guardian Angels School, 717 Beacon Ave, Paulsboro 08066 or Padua Academy, 905 N. Broom St., Wilmington 19806 will be appreciated.