Thomas Mead, 74, of Great Barrington

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By Tuesday, Feb 20 Obituaries

Thomas H. Mead, 74, ended his life journey Feb. 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Thomas Mead

Born April 10, 1943, in Great Barrington to Andrew Mead and Nellie Johnson Mead, he was a graduate of the Searles High School class of 1961. He worked for 35 years at Becton Dickinson in Canaan, Connecticut. Upon retirement from BD, he worked for Ward’s Nursery for several years. This was a job he loved. Planting flowers and tending his gardens was his favorite pastime.

Tom is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Gurney; daughter Christine Kelly and husband Thomas; granddaughter Colleen Kelly Weller and husband Braedan of Brighton; grandson Kevin Kelly; brother Robert Mead of Lee; his goddaughter Sarah Mead; and several nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his brothers Andrew and Rodney.

At Tom’s request there will be no calling hours. A private burial will be held at a later date. The family wishes to give a very special thanks to Tom’s caregiver, Regina, who became part of the family; and Porchlight VNA & Home Care, and HospiceCare in the Berkshires for the care and support. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, 877 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Services entrusted to Birches-Roy Funeral Home. Condolences may be made through

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