Thomas J. McCluskey


March 19, 1923 to October 4, 2014

Barneveld- Thomas J.McCluskey, 91, of Acacia Village, Utica, formerly of Boon St. Barneveld, husband of Eveline Perry, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

He was born in Utica, on March 19, 1923, a son of Thomas and Irene Thibault McCluskey. Tom grew up in Holland Patent, where he received his education through 11th grade. On January 28, 1943, Mr. McCluskey entered the US Army, serving in the European Theater of WW II in the 1010th AAF Base Unit. He participated in the Invasion of Normandy, and battles in Northern France and the Rhineland. He was honorably discharged from the Army on September 28, 1945 and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal. Later Tom returned to school and received his GED. For over 33 years, Mr. McCluskey was employed for the NYS Tax Department in Utica, retiring in 1984 as a Senior Tax Compliance Officer.

On October 12, 1946, Tom was united in marriage with Eveline Perry, at St. Leo's Church, Holland Patent. In 1953, the couple moved to Barneveld, where they lived until 2013, when they moved to Acacia Village at the Masonic Care Community. He was a member of St. Leo's – St. Ann's Church, Holland Patent.

Tom greatly enjoyed golfing at the Glass Hills Golf Course, Trenton Falls. He was a former member of the Maennerchor German Club, Utica, and a life member of Leon R. Roberts Post # 161 American Legion, Holland Patent.

In addition to his wife, Eveline, Tom is survived by a sister, Rita Carney, Syracuse, a daughter Kathy and son in law, Ivor Jones, Canajoharie, a daughter in law, Christine Callan McCluskey, Remsen. He was predeceased by a son, Kevin T. McCluskey, and by a great granddaughter, Randi Jones. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Price Jones and his wife, Christine Powell Jones, Perkasie, PA, Bevan Jones and wife Sandra Boise Jones, Smyrna, NY, Waylon Jones, and wife, Vanessa DeRoux, Duvall, WA, Tristan Jones and wife, Rev. Amy Beth Wellman, Jones, Scotch Plains, NJ, Jason McCluskey, Holyoke, MA and Amy McCluskey, Syracuse; six great grandchildren, Ryan, Riley, Gavin, Collin, Lilly and Sam; and a niece, Suzanne Fernandez, Syracuse and a nephew Timothy Carney, Hawaii.

A Memorial Service will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Leo – St. Ann Church, Elm St. Holland Patent, with interment to follow in Holland Patent Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Tuesday 4-8 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room at Acacia Village at the Masonic Care Facility Campus, 2160 Bleecker St. Utica, where members of the Leon R. Roberts Post # 161, American Legion, will meet in a group for services at 7:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization or charity of your choice. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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