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“He was always friendly and kind. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Terence Clarey - Friend

“Tom Horne made you feel that YOU made a difference regardless if you were the parking attendant or the top sales person in the district. More...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Joe O'Brien - Friend

“I´m so very sorry for your loss, Judy and family. He was a wonderful man - my godfather and my Dad´s best friend. Sending sympathy and love. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Healy

“Judy and Wendy, I am so sad to hear about Tom´s passing. He was the nicest guy and the best boss I ever had. He was kind and thoughtful and had to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Christine Murphy - Friend

“Judy and family, So sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful guy and made a positive impact on everyone. The humble achiever, always with a smile. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Ball - School

“I met Tom through his wonderful daughter, Wendy. Wendy always had funny stories to tell about him -- she shares his great sense of humor. I loved...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Richards - Friend

“With fond memories of knowing Tom at UNH. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph Young

“Wendy I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you feel his love around you in the difficult days ahead. All our love, Tina and Matty ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Tina and Matty Connelly - MA

“I saw Tom interact with so many Xaverian students over the years. He was always upbeat, positive, respectful, and so obviously cared about what he...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: conor Maguire - Westwood, MA

“Wendy and Judy the passing of a definite caring and sharing individual he will be missed in a lot if personal. circles. prayers Jo and Dick Collari ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Dick collari - Friend

“Wendy and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Dad sounds like quite a wonderful person. I hope that your memories will help you through this...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Lucille Langone

“Judy, I was sorry to hear about Tom. He was a first class gentleman! He was always there to help whatever I was going through as you were too! My...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Madigan -Fionte - Melrose, MA

“Played a lot of golf with Tom at Cummaquid. Good golfer and a good friend. My condolences to the family Don Tremaglio ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Don Tremaglio - barnstable, MA

“Thanks Tom. So many in the Xaverian Athletic Department benefited from knowing, working with, or, being coached by you. Your mark on Xaverian will...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Charlie Stevenson - FL - Friend

“Tom, we will miss you around the locker rooms, courts, and fields at Xaverian. Thank you always for your grace and kindness. May God accept you into...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: David Palmieri - Westwood, MA


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Thomas A. Horne, 78, of Westwood, MA and West Yarmouth, MA passed away July 23rd at Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln, MA after a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Tom grew up in Stoneham, MA and attended Malden Catholic High School, where he was Class President and basketball captain. He went on to UNH where he was also basketball captain, and scored 1000 points - a record that still holds. After graduation, Tom served as a courier for the US Army out of Washington, DC. He was honorably discharged as 1st LT in 1968. He worked for Xerox Corporation from 1971-2009 and retired as VP of Major Accounts in North America. Tom loved working for Xerox and made many lifelong friends. When Tom retired, he started coaching at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. He started with football and moved on to basketball, baseball, and golf. He was such a positive motivator for young athletes and really loved working with them in all sports. Tom was an excellent golfer. He belonged to Cummaquid Golf Club in Yarmouthport where he loved playing when at his Cape house, making many friends throughout the years. Tom leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Judy (Ostberg) and his daughter Wendy Horne and her husband, Anthony Maltacea. He was predeceased by his son, Geoffrey. He also leaves his sister, Sara Slowik, and her husband, Ted, of North Carolina and four nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's memory to: Globe Santa Fund, PO Box 491, Medford MA 02155 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.