Thomas Kiernan Balboni, age 65, died suddenly on Saturday, August 22 at his home in Mansfield, MA. Thomas was born on August 23, 1949, in Bridgewater, MA. He was the son of the late Susan Jane (Kiernan) and Preston Balboni. He graduated from schools in Bridgewater, where he excelled in sports and from Merrimack College, No. Andover, MA, where he directed all intramural sports. He worked in cost accounting until he and his brother followed their father into the car wash business. They owned and operated car washes at Westgate Mall, Brockton, MA and Rt. 44 in Taunton, MA.
He was a member of the Fall River Country Club and an avid golfer. He loved all sports and his vintage cars. He and his wife Pat especially enjoyed hosting many memorable Christmas parties for family and friends.
He is survived by Patricia Lee (Blue), his wife of 37 years; sisters Barbara Susan Balboni of Bridgewater, MA; Marcia Ann Krukonis of West Dennis, MA; Jean Maureen Goodwin of Yarmouthport, MA; Jane Elizabeth Pedicini of Dennisport, MA; brother David Preston Balboni of Brewster, MA; and 18 nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, August 27, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, MA. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, 103 Center St., Bridgewater, MA. Burial will be immediately after at St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.