Thomas Martin Barron of Springfield, Massachusetts passed away on July 9, 2018 at the age of 86. “Tom” as he was known throughout his life, was born in Boston on August 15, 1931 to Thomas and Anne (Joyce) Barron. Tom was proud of his Irish heritage and could trace some of his lineage to the island of Newfoundland off the coast of Canada. Tom met his beloved wife Margaret (Renjilian) while serving in the Air Force at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years and went on to work for the United States Post Office in the Bulk Mail Facility in Springfield, Massachusetts. He retired again at which point he and Margaret pursued their love of travel through many trips to exotic locations around the globe including Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, Ireland, and China.Tom had lifelong interests in aviation, travel, current events, and history and could often be found in his well-worn chair reading a daily newspaper or watching the news, ready for a spirited discussion about almost anything. Tom enjoyed spending time with family including his wife Margaret’s extended Armenian brood and he cherished his many memories of conversations had around a big dinner table stacked with good food, especially shish kebob and rice pilaf. Tom is survived by his loving wife Margaret, daughter Ann, son-in-law Fred, son Robert, granddaughters Amy and Sienna, and sister Eileen Sullivan of Norwood. He was proceeded in life by his sister Mary Hogan, brothers Joseph and Robert Barron, and brother-in-law Cleveland Peeke. Tom will be dearly missed by his sisters-in-law Sarah Peeke, Joy Renjilian-Burgy, and Josh Gough along with their husbands Donald Burgy and Daniel Gough, and many nieces and nephews including Jilian, Dean, Lucien, Sarkis, Jennifer, and Kerry. Tom was happy to have received recent visits from many family members. It helped to brighten his days. The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for their kind and caring support. A private memorial will be held for direct family. Interment will be at the Agawam Veterans cemetery. Expressions of sympathy and memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Tom’s name to the Springfield Public Library.
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