Thomas Michael “Tom” Haney, age 86, died at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center on February 12, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. Haney and Jean Haney (née McCrossan); brother, Lawrence; grandchildren, Connor, Thomas and Isabel; and sister-in-law, Rosella Haney.
Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary; and their six children, Thomas, Elizabeth, Megan, Michael, Judith and Christopher; and eight grandchildren. He also leaves behind three brothers, Desmond, Francis (Carol) and Denis (Elizabeth).
Tom spent his first 65 years in Brooklyn, N.Y., before retiring to Wilmington in 1994 with his wife, Mary N. Haney (née McCarthy).
Tom attended school, married and raised a family in his native New York. He is a graduate of Regis High School, Fordham University (B.S. Mathematics), and St. John’s University (LL.B. Law). Much of his professional life was spent at Consolidated Cigars and Gulf + Western. During his time in Wilmington, Tom volunteered at the Red Cross, the Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem and the AARP.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, at Basilica Shrine of St. Mary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Mary’s Tileston Social Outreach, 412 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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