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Thomas W. Riggs Obituary


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“To the family and friends of Tommy Riggs... I am so sorry to learn of another member of the 1972 class has left us. Although I hadn't seen "Tommy"...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sheila Caisey McCarthy - MA

“On behalf of the State Marine Corps League of Massachusetts, we send our most deepest condolences on the passing of Former Marine Riggs. There is a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: George Doc Fregeau - Leominster, MA

“Tom sometimes things happen,that place freind's astray. but my heart is with you on this sorrowfull day.until we meet again save me a seat and please...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bobby Gallant - Waltham, MA

“I am so truely sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. It is just not fair. He was just too young. I can say one thing though, Heaven will never be the...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Alice Burke - Tewksbury, MA

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of "Riggsie". He was quite a character with a great sense of humor and a sharp wit. He has left all of...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bob & Susan Wade - Carlsbad, NM

“Pat, Sully & family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time in your life. Remembering all the good times you shared will help...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Norton, MA

“He took a little piece of my childhood and heart with him, the best parts. I miss him terribly and think of him every day and always will. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - framingham, MA

“Pat, Sully, and Family, We are sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. Take comfort in the happy memories you have of him. Remembering...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Wade & Brian Shaughnessy - MA

“Tom I watched you go and it hurts alot. I'm glad God saw you had enough. We'll see each other again some day so it's not good bye it's see you later....Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Sullivan - Scarborough, ME

“Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time, and the still difficult days ahead. Just remember ,, He is not gone, He's just away! May God...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Blanchard - lynn, MA

“On behalf of all the Officers and Firefighters of the Waltham Fire Department, I would Like to offer our sincerest condolences and express our...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Waltham Firefighters - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mr. Thomas W. 'Riggsy' Riggs, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after a period of failing health. He was 53. Born in Waltham, a son of Norma M. (Ledger) Riggs of Waltham, Tom was a lifelong resident. Until his retirement in 2005, Tom was a firefighter for twenty years for the Waltham Fire Department. During the Vietnam War he served with the United States Marine Corps. Tom was a member of the Elks, Lodge No. 953, the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 2152, all of Waltham. He also belonged to the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local No. 866. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and deep sea fishing. In addition to his mother, Tom leaves one brother, Gordon Riggs of Lowell; three sisters, Pat Sullivan and her husband, Mike, of Scarborough, Maine, Sandy Riggs of Waltham and Jackie Riggs of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral at 9 a.m. Thursday from The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte.20), Waltham followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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