Tommie Patton Kendrick

  • Born: August 15, 1949
  • Died: December 6, 2020
  • Location: Montague, Massachusetts

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Tommie "Tom" Patton Kendrick, 71, of Montague, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020 surrounded by loved ones.

Tom was born on August 15, 1949, in Keene, NH. His late parents George and Jaenne (Patton) Kendrick lovingly raised him in Montague, MA where he graduated from Turners Falls High School, class of 1968. Prior to retirement, Tom worked at the Erving Paper Mill, Bridgeport Metals, Australis Fish Hatchery, and as a driver for dialysis patients.

Tom was full of life and enjoyed spending time outdoors trout and deep-sea fishing, golfing, hunting, and playing pitch at the Victoria Bar in Greenfield, MA. Prior to his departure, he traveled the country and checked Disney World, the Brickyard 400, and Las Vegas off his bucket list just to name a few. He was an avid NASCAR and New England sports fan and especially loved watching the Patriots, or "Cardiac Kids," with his children. He would have proudly told you his hero was a ventriloquist doll named 'Walter' brought to life by comedian Jeff Dunham. Among his favorite phrases were "Welcome to Walmart, get your shit and get out!" and "who the hell cares…" Tom could almost always be found with either a Dunkin Donuts coffee or Diet Pepsi in hand, although he would have traded it for a Coors Light or Makers Mark any day! His sense of humor, vibrant laugh, bright smile, and fun loving personality touched so many lives and he will be sorely missed.

Tom leaves behind three sons: Tommie Kendrick, Jr. and his wife Angela, of Greenfield, MA; Everett Kendrick and his partner Abbi, of Athol, MA; Jeremy Kendrick and his wife Karen, of Northfield, MA; and one daughter, Sarah Reed and her husband William, of Amherst, NH. He also leaves behind three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He is survived by his siblings: Deborah Dion, of Winchester, NH; Linda King and her husband Guy; Michael Kendrick; Martin Kendrick and his wife Wendy, all of Montague, MA; Timothy Kendrick and his wife Cecilia, of West Hartland, CT; and Joey Kendrick, of Montague, MA, all affectionately known as "Harry" or "Harriett" among the family.

A celebration of life will be held in Spring/Summer of 2021 when family and friends can safely come together to honor Tom's life and legacy.

Rest in peace, Harry. We love you.

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Condolences to the entire Kendrick Family

Posted by Bob Bourbeau - Montague, MA - Friend   December 14, 2020

Everett, Jeremy, and Sarah~ So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Tim and I have some great memories of time spent with he and your mother, many years ago. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Patti and Tim Dandrea

Posted by Patti Dandrea - Brattleboro, VT - Friend   December 11, 2020

You will be missed, Tommie! I will miss our lunch dates the most... I’ll have a Diet Pepsi for ya! fly high my friend. RIP ❤
Sarah & family, thinking of you all! He was a great man!!

(Nurse) Alex

Posted by Alex - Friend   December 11, 2020

Tommie, Angela and family - Godspeed to your Dad. We're keeping all of you in our prayers.

Posted by John and Mary McLellan - Friend   December 10, 2020

Hey Tom,
I was just remembering how you would sneak out on Sally (who hates seafood even the smell) to go have a seafood dinner with me. One time when you came to pick me up, she was on the phone telling me you had just disappeared. Gone in 5 seconds, he went from napping on the couch to gone, never saw him leave, she says, meanwhile your pulling in the yard. It took a minute or two but we did get to leave without being caught. We drove from Montague to Swanzey, NH only to find the place closed. We were speechless couldn't believe we never check their hours. We laugh all the way to Pete's seafood. It took a few weeks but we finally made it during open hours. Keep fishing, Harry, we'll be eating seafood again, love Debbie

Posted by Debbie Dion - Winchester, NH - Sister   December 09, 2020

You will be missed my friend! We were so lucky to be raised by the best parents that anyone could have!
Please say hi to mom and dad!
love you!

Posted by Marty Kendrick - Montague, MA - Brother   December 09, 2020


Love you dad! Forever and always in our hearts
Jay & Karen Kendrick

Posted by Jay Kendrick - Northfield, MA - Son   December 09, 2020

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