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Obituary for Thomas Philip Gerard McAnespie

Thomas Philip Gerard McAnespie, age 59, a lifelong resident of Dracut, passed away at Lowell General Hospital on Sunday, August 27, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl Ann (O'Brien) McAnespie with whom he lovingly shared 33 years of marriage.

He was born in Lowell on February 23, 1964 and was the son of the late Robert C. and Ann (Maguire) McAnespie.

Tom was a graduate of Dracut High, class of 1982. He attended Suffolk University and earned his undergrad and juris doctorate degrees. Tom was employed by the state of New Hampshire Treasury as the Director of Abandoned Property. Tom was an active member of his community and was engaged in many civic activities. He previously served as a school committee member, member of the Charter Commission, and legal counsel to the Dracut Water Supply. In addition, he coached for many years for Dracut Youth Sports. Tom will be remembered for his love of family, Old Orchard Beach, Boston Sports teams and trips to Saratoga. He was lovingly referred to as Rainman and TCat.

In addition to his loving wife, Thomas is survived by two sons Conor and Owen of Dracut. He is also survived by one brother Charlie and his wife Suzanne of Dracut and four sisters: Roberta Otremba of Dracut, Debbie Bourque and her husband Bob of Pelham, Kim Gelsomini and her husband John of Tyngsboro, and Kathy Wallace and her husband Marty of Ayer. He will also be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Karen and James Boutin of Dracut, Linda Gurage of New Ipswich and Shaun and Eileen O’Brien of Colorado. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Loretta and Gene O’Brien, and a brother-in-law Art Otremba.

Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, September 5th from 4pm to 8pm at the Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 95 Lakeview Ave., Tyngsboro. KINDLY GATHER AT THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.