Thomas John “Tom” Miskell of Merrimack, NH

1954 - 2023

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


October 23, 2023
9:15 A.M.
St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 107 N. Main Street, Westford, MA

Thomas J. “Tom” Miskell, of Merrimack, NH died peacefully on October 17 at Catholic Medical Hospital in Manchester, NH after a courageous struggle with health challenges.

Tom was born in Boston, MA on June 22, 1954 to Lawrence and Kathleen (Stronach) Miskell and spent his childhood in Westford, MA with his large and extended family.

Tom is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Larry (Wid) Miskell II, Frank, and his sister Kathleen Miskell.

He is survived by his brothers, Timothy Miskell and his wife, Dini of Hartland, CT, Daniel Miskell and his wife, Eola of Rochester, NH, Robert Miskell and his wife, Debbie of Hudson, NH, John Pyle and his wife, Deb of Woodstock, CT, Brian Miskell and his wife, Sandra of Woodstock, CT. Also surviving him are his three sisters, Jean Sougnez and her husband, Jeffrey of Chelmsford, Theresa Sires and her husband, Earl of Conway, NH, Janet/JP Grene and her husband, Nicky of Ballybricken, Limerick, Ireland.  Tom is also survived by his good friends and additional family Kim, Jay, George Jr, Kirstyn, Mason, as well as George Sr. and family.  Tom leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tom graduated from Westford Academy and in 1980 completed an Engineering Degree with the University of Lowell.  Tom’s career took him to many parts of the world and he often treated family and other visitors to fun and interesting experiences.  Tom ALWAYS enjoyed adventures, especially hiking, camping, canoeing, Grateful Dead Concerts, telling the kids Hobbit Stories, boating (some trips were more successful than others… Brian being left as collateral at the Winnipesaukee Boat Graveyard springs to mind!), spontaneous fun such as the Grand Canyon (Theresa and Tom were told there were NO reservations to camp and Tom said “I bet it will work out …Let’s go!” – After an all-night drive, since the donkey trip was cancelled, they had an awesome, donkey-free two day hike). Tom and Bob’s cross-country motorcycle trip was a legendary adventure.  When they arrived in California to stay with our brother Frank, he said they stank and threw them into the shower before he would take them out.

Tom had a generous and giving heart and was always glad to share his knowledge, time, and abilities.  He has taught many about photography, astronomy, mathematics, and always saw the potential in others, even when they did not see it for themselves.


A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday October 23 at 9:15AM at St. Catherine’s Church, 107 N Main Street, Westford MA (Map Location of St. Catherine’s Westford MA).  Following his wishes Tom was cremated and after the Mass will be buried at the same cemetery as his parents, Pine Ridge at 130 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA (Map Location of Pine Ridge Cemetery Chelmsford MA).

The family would like to thank the medical team at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH for their tireless and empathetic help with Tom.

In lieu of flowers, and to continue his mother’s legacy, please make donations to the St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry, 10 H Putnam Road Extension, Charlton, MA 01507

“Climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less.”


8 Condolences for Thomas John “Tom” Miskell of Merrimack, NH

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    Karen Oneill


    So sorry to hear of Toms passing, He was one of the kindest people i ever knew. We were his neighbors in Merrimack for years and my children all knew him as Uncle Tom. He always saw good in everyone and I mean everyone.

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    Rosemary Portrait


    God bless you Tom for all the things you did for everyone at camp. With you we never knew when you would pop in to say hi but it was always welcome. You had a heart of gold for everyone. You loved all kids no matter what. They will all miss your stories of adventures. God speed my friend enjoy your next adventure proudly. You fought a good fight,but like Bill the heart said done ?????

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    Tom May you have soft winds and a following sea , as the angels take you to heaven RIP you have earned your wings my friend.

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    The Hurley's Ireland


    Our sincere condolences and sympathies to all Tom’s family and friends. We met briefly at Wes and Sylvia’s wedding in Ireland but we have heard lots of stories about Tom over the years and his kind heart and adventures.Rest in Peace Tom

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    Patricia Jamros


    Dear Jean and Jeff….
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear brother.
    Sending prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    Cherish the memories and keep him in your hearts.
    May he rest in Eternal light.

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    Christine Riley


    I’ve had quite of few memories with Tom and while me and Kimberly’s grl grew up it never stoop Tom to always include my daughter with any plans they may have had a heart of gold .. my heart it truly hurt and heavy to say goodbye but I hope your one I see smiling on the other side GB ‘ Christine -jacob

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    Jim David


    My sincere condolences and prayers to Tom’s family and friends. Tom and I were college roommates for a couple of years, frequent commuters between our home towns ( Southbridge for Tom and Webster for me) and we helped each other get through the challenging engineering classes at Lowell. Once we graduated we kind of lost touch with each other and lived our lives but happy to say we re-connected a little more than a year ago and shared some fond memories. I will miss sharing those memories and miss Tom’s gentle and generous soul and personality. I’m a better man having known Tom and I will always be thankful that he was my friend. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

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