Thomas J. McCabe
Thomas J. McCabe
  • March 18, 1932 - November 25, 2017
  • Baytown, Texas

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Thomas J. McCabe
It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas J. McCabe announce his peaceful passing at the age of 85, at his home in Cove, Texas, on Saturday November 25, 2017. The cause was complications from Parkinson's disease.

Born March 18, 1932 in Painsville, Ohio, to Thomas F. McCabe and Zelpha (Raftery) McCabe, he attended Saint Mary's School in 1951. Tom served in the United States Naval Reserves in the early 1950's. On May 15, 1954, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth (nee Ralph).

He lived in Painsville until 1976, moving to Deer Park, Texas, with Diamond Shamrock. He retired from Occidental Petrochemicals in 1992 after 36 years of service.

Tom was a member at Saint Hyacinth Catholic Church in Deer Park, the Knights of Columbus and the B.P.O.E.

Tom will be especially remembered for his devotion and love of family, his unique sense of humor and his fondness of good Irish whiskey.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth of Cove, Texas; children Marie (Jim) McQueeney of LaPorte, Texas, Michael (Sandy) of League City, Texas, Kathleen (Robert) Green of Parma, Ohio, Patrick (Kathy) of LaPorte, Texas, Thomas of Morgan's Point, Texas, Susan (Lon) Thompson of Cove, Texas and James (Claudia) of Houston, Texas; 19 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Zelpha and Brother Roger.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am (Rosary at 9:30am), Wednesday, December 6 at Saint Hyacinth Catholic Church, 2921 Center St, Deer Park, TX 77536. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions are welcome at the Houston Area Parkinson Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098, or the charity of your choice.

A very special thanks to Sarah, Sheila, Erin, Paul, Denise and Donna of Harbor Hospice for their help and support.