“May This Dark Grief Flower With Hope in Every Heart That Loves You”
Tom of Scituate, passed away at Brigham & Woman’s Hospital in Boston in the arms of his daughter Meredyth Sabin and life partner, “The EX” Ann Marie Sabin-Brusin. Tom had a long battle with kidney and pancreas disease, as well as many accumulated health issue over the past 35 years but Tom never let that slow him down.
Tom’s love for live music often filled his calendar with concerts, finding his way to the stage kept him young at heart. He played the drums and self-taught the harmonica. Tom was an avid nature lover, he always took the slow road stopping to smell the flowers in his path. Tom volunteered for MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife as a Master Instructor teaching youth from the cities how to fish in local ponds. Tom was a Life Member of the North American Fishing Club as well as the NRA. His love for tattoos made Tom a work of art all in its self. He enjoyed paintball, coin collecting, bird watching, fishing year round, playing cribbage and being with friends.
Tom’s outlook on life was a gift to many. His ability to listen came with no judgement, nothing was off limits to discuss at 346 Union Street, Rockland where Tom made his home for 30 years. Tom often offered inspirational words and support to those who were struggling, his home became the HUB to many.
Tom is survived by his mother Eleanor Harrington (Sabin), Brother Paul and nephew Greg, great niece Alia Sabin, Sister Carol Sabin, Milo his dog, extended family of nieces and nephews and by his “pond crew” and other numerous lifelong friends.
Thank you to the team of care providers who help give Tom 65 years! Dr T, B&W, SS VNA, DaVita of Weymouth for dedicated care. A shout out to the nurses at B&W on 15 B. 8 B and a special thanks to the Vascular team of nurses on 12 A “aka Shapiro Building” for honoring Tom’s wishes and giving him exceptional care, as well offered compassionate support to his loved ones..
Following will be a gathering of friends and family to celebrate Tom’s life. Please be encouraged to visit MacKinnon Funeral Homes website for information to link your photos and songs.
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting in the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St., Whitman on Friday May 28th 5- 7 pm.
A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home.
Relatives and friends are invited to the burial, Saturday June 5th at 10am, Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson. All are welcome to join in a procession from MacKinnon funeral home to Fern Hill Cemetery.
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