SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 6, 2012

Thomas L. Shalkoski Sr., 80


Georgetown — Thomas L. Shalkoski, Sr., 80, Georgetown, formerly of Danvers, died peacefully at Kaplan Family Hospice Center, Danvers, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Carol (Clancy) Shalkoski and deceased former wife Caryl (Larcom) of Beverly.

Tom graduated from Danvers High School in 1951 and worked at Varian Associates of Beverly for 40 years in the chem lab. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening, bird watching, bowling and music in his lifetime. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Danvers and Georgetown where he was employed part-time after his retirement and also did volunteer work at the church. He was a member of the Danvers and Georgetown Knights of Columbus and the Polish American Club.

He is survived by sons, Stephan and wife Sharlene of Peabody, James and wife Paula, Georgetown, Thomas Jr., and his wife Susan, Danvers and John Shalkoski of Exeter, N.H.; daughter, Rhonda and her husband Glenn MacKinnon of Woodstock, Ga.; along with ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also his sister, Stacia Reeves of Patchogue, N.Y. Tom has many nephews, nieces and wonderful friends whom he enjoyed at social gatherings. He is predeceased by sisters Jane LaMontagne, Priscilla Lipka, Phyllis Boren, Helen Snow and Teresa LeBlanc. His surviving stepchildren are: Garrett and Lisa Clancy, Calif., Beth and Michael McKinley, Bradford, Lisa and Spero Rally Hampton, N.H., Susan Clancy and Matt Davis, Methuen, Neil and Joanna Clancy, Haverhill, Christi and Joe Maglio, Newburyport and 12 step-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: St. Mary's Church, Georgetown, or Anna Jaques Hospital Cardio-pulmonary Unit, Newburyport, or Lahey Clinic, Burlington MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Georgetown with a burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Danvers. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. To leave online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com