Thomas P. Gelinas G’68 died on December 30, 2019 in Salem, New Hampshire.
(The following was published by The Eagle Tribune on January 3, 2020)
Thomas Paul “Tom” Gelinas, 78, of Salem, NH, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at his home in Salem, NH, surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born September 26, 1941, in Manchester, NH, to Anastasia “Hazel” (Synydiak) and Roger E. Gelinas. He grew up in Manchester, attended local schools, and went on to receive his master’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College. In 1963, Tom married the love of his life, Dolores Lanoie. The couple made their first home in Manchester and moved to Salem in 1969. Tom worked as a Math teacher first at Pinkerton Academy and later, at Salem High School. He went on to work as a Financial Analyst for Textron Systems, and ultimately started his own business as an ISO9000 consultant.
An avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed white-water paddling, camping, and working in his yard. He also spent many enjoyable hours singing with the Mary Queen of Peace Choir and the Franco American Male Chorus.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Dolores of 56 years, his three children: Paul and his wife Tricia of Concord, NH; Mark of Salem; and Lisa and her husband Miles MacLure of Amsterdam; his grandchildren, Chloe and Charlie; his brother, Daniel and his wife, Irene, of Sun City Center, FL.