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Thomas P. Barnes

July 11, 1954 — January 17, 2021

Thomas P. Barnes, 66, of Stockwell, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.
Tom was born July 11, 1954 in Utica, a son of Philip D., Sr. and Vera J. (Brown) Barnes. He graduated from Waterville High School in 1973. In his early years, Tom worked on the family farm, then in custodial services at Hamilton College, M.V.C.C. and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Tom’s favorite times were spent with his many friends and family, including his many cousins. He especially enjoyed getting together for dinners and cookouts with them. The Barnes Family Reunion was the highlight of his Summer. Tom was a communicant of St. Bernard’s Church in Waterville and a member of the Optimist Club.
Surviving are his mother, Vera Barnes of Stockwell; his siblings, Sandra (Gene) Gonsowski & children, Sonya, Sarah, Sophie, Owen of MI; Sharon (Stephen) Zombek of Deansboro & children Mary, Mike, Renee, Stacy; Nancy (Hal) Chernoff of MD and daughter Carrie Jo; Delmar (Liz) Barnes, of Waterville & children Robert, Jason, James, Elizabeth; Kate Barnes of New York Mills & daughter Michaela; Philip (Marie) Barnes, Jr. of Stockwell & children Dan, Samantha, Ethan, Alicia; Bill (Judith) Barnes of Stockwell & children Madden, Paeton, Thomas Morgan; John (Rosa) Barnes of CA & daughter Andrea; many aunts, uncles, great nieces/nephews and cousins too numerous to individually name but just as dear. He was predeceased by his father, nephew, Shannon Chernoff and his special Aunt Mary Lue O’Brien.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Church, 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00pm.
Prior to the Mass, friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville from 11am to 12:30pm.
Interment will be at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in the Spring.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Bernard’s Church.
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