SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 7, 2012

Thomas J. Honan, 88


Homosassa, Fla. — Thomas Joseph Honan, 88, Homosassa, Fla., died peacefully November 22, surrounded by his family, at HPH Hospice House of Lecanto. Thomas was born July 9, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Michael Honan and Mary Ellen (MacDonald) Honan.

He was one of nine children and is survived by his sisters, Mary Honan Harris, Margaret (Peggy) Honan Collins. Thomas was a World War II veteran who served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Thomas was employed by the U.S. government for 30 years as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon his retirement, Thomas and his wife moved to Florida. At that time he was employed as an investigator for The State of Florida Insurance Fraud Division for five years.

Thomas loved being with family and friends, enjoyed golf and tennis, and watching sports. He also served as a Eucharistic minister for 25 years with his church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret Joan (Eagling) Honan; his five children and spouses, Mary Ellen (Honan) McNeil and Brian McNeil, Thomas Jr. and JoAnn Honan, Carol (Honan) Light and Ralph Parziale, Jean (Honan) and Michael Ventura and Michael and Eleanor Honan; his 14 grandchildren, Michael, Jaclyn, Erica, Eric, Ben, Mark, Lori, Elizabeth, Kristin, Thomas, Jenelle, Michael, John, Kevin and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kayla, and Lyla.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location), Saturday, December 15, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. John’s The Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch Road, Beverly, at 10 a.m. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, W. Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in memory of Mr. Honan. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.