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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On April 27, 2018 @ 8:45 am In Obituary | 28 Comments

Thomas Kelleher

Thomas Murray Kelleher, 69, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Mimi Flood Kelleher; his three children Kim Lawson, Scott and Tim; Son-in-Law Chris Lawson; two grandchildren Kacey and Logan Lawson; two sisters Christine and Tracy Brown; Brother-in-Law Ron Brown; brother Cornelius; Sister-in-Law Donna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and two adored pups Sam and Shelbi. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Millicent Kelleher and two brothers Timothy and Jerome. Tom worked hard, loved his family and friends, and lived life to the fullest. Visitation will be held Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be held at Brophy Chapel 4701 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, 85012 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. A Private Burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Department of Palliative Medicine, Banner Boswell Medical Center located at 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Condolences for the family of “KELLEHER, THOMAS MURRAY”

Condolence from Jackie Such on April 27th, 2018 10:54 am

I’m so sorry, Mimi, for the loss of your Tom.
You both will be in our prayers.
Tom and Jackie Such

Condolence from Cheryl Quinn on April 27th, 2018 11:40 am

Oh Mimi, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Tom. I am so glad we were able to see you and talk to both of you at the reunion. I remember Tom from grade school and always thought he was so handsome!! I am glad you were able to spend 47+ years together, even though that just isn’t enough. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my deepest sympathy
Cheryl (Neulieb) Quinn

Condolence from Karen Castelblanco on April 27th, 2018 1:36 pm


I am heartbroken for your loss of Tom. I am sending you a huge hug from HB. May you and your family find peace and strength together during this hard time. May Tom rest in peace with the Lord.

Condolence from Susan Novick on April 27th, 2018 2:11 pm

Oh Mimi, Laurie and I are both so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
Susan and Laurie Novick

Condolence from Christie Whitbeck on April 27th, 2018 2:36 pm

Kim, Mimi and family,
I am so sorry. I hope that you find comfort in the closeness of your family and the joyful memories. My love and prayers to you all.
Christie whitbeck

Condolence from Sue Dorfman on April 27th, 2018 2:50 pm

Bob and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. We have so many wonderful memories of Tom. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers .
Sue and Bob Dorfman

Condolence from Randy Rottler on April 27th, 2018 3:25 pm

Marilyn and I are sorry to hear of your loss. We have such fond memories of our times in Germany with you, Tom , and little Kim. Prayers for you and your family.

Randy and Marilyn Rottler

Condolence from Cherie Tucker on April 27th, 2018 3:26 pm

Dear Mimi,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Cherie Tucker

Condolence from Marcy Buentello on April 27th, 2018 4:11 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We never knew Tom very well but we know Kim and Mimi well and they always spoke nothing but amazing words. I know he’s in a better place and he has an amazing family still here on earth he will look over. Many blessings for the Kelleher and Lawson family.

Love, The Buentello’s

Condolence from Kathy Hansen on April 27th, 2018 5:18 pm

Mimi – I didn’t know Tom, but I cannot imagine the tremendous void a partner of 47 years leaves in your life.. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

Condolence from Regina Alcantara on April 27th, 2018 5:26 pm

I’m at a loss of words for you . I’m so sorry that has been battling cancer but I know that you gave him all the love, support and courage he needed while he battled. Tho I didn’t know him personally I am comforted that He and Fr. Christian entered the gates of Heaven side by side! Xoxo Regina

Condolence from Carol Hudsonpillar on April 27th, 2018 6:34 pm

So very sorry for your loss, Kim and family.

Condolence from Mary Jo Mastrog Toth on April 27th, 2018 7:43 pm

Mimi, I’m so sorry to hear about Tom. I know it’s not easy.I’ll see you at the rosary. In my thoughts and prayers are with you and Tom.

Condolence from Mary Wicke on April 27th, 2018 8:09 pm

I am sadden to hear of Tom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My home is open to you anytime you want to come to HB. Big hugs
Love, Mary

Condolence from Paula Tiedt on April 27th, 2018 9:41 pm

Dear Mimi ,

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.


Condolence from Ted Leenerts on April 27th, 2018 10:42 pm

Mimi and family,
Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to you as you grieve the loss of Tom. May you feel God’s presence of peace, grace, and love during this sad time.
In Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy,
Ted & Carol Leenerts
(Brophy classmate & spouse)

Condolence from Maureen Van Winkle on April 28th, 2018 1:15 am

Dearest Mimi,
I am so sorry for your great loss….may Gods’s peace be with you all…may His comforting embrace give you strength in the days ahead…you remain in my prayers sweet Mimi…
Maureen Van Winkle

Condolence from Tim Hughes on April 28th, 2018 4:48 am

Had no idea the Tom was sick and just saw him at the Reunion. He was a great classmate and teammate and an all around good person. Very sorry to hear of his passing and have only good memories of Tom. Mimi, you and your family are in our prayers . Our deepest sympathies in this really tough time.

Condolence from Steve Slack on April 28th, 2018 7:51 am

Mimi, I am so sorry.

Condolence from Mary Godfrey-Tappe on April 29th, 2018 8:00 am

The Kelleher’s lived across the street from my family many years ago on 16th Drive in Phoenix, I know Tom’s mom Millie and my mom were friends. I am sorry to see Tom has passed away, please accept my sincere condolences.

Condolence from Trudy Muckerman McCleary on April 29th, 2018 9:49 am

Mimi, I shared your loss with sister Judy, who unfortunately does not do the web, and she asked me to share her condolences on the parting of Tom. She understands your grief as she lost her husband, Paul, years ago. I too send my prayers your way.

Condolence from Rosemary James on April 29th, 2018 12:30 pm

We would like to extend to you and your family our prayers and sympathies. All our love, Rose and John James

Condolence from Howard Boyd on April 29th, 2018 6:54 pm

Oh Mimi, I just saw your post on Facebook. I am in a state of shock and so, so saddened to hear of your loss of Tom and a good friend I will never forget. I can picture our time together in Germany like it was yesterday. So many good memories of you and Tom. My prayers are with you and Tom, Kim and the whole family.

Condolence from Kathy Unverferth on April 30th, 2018 12:20 pm

Dear Mimi…I am so sorry for your loss. You two had such a beautiful marriage. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Sylvia Mangan on April 30th, 2018 2:29 pm

Mimi: We are praying for you and thinking of you during this terribly, sad time.
Sya and Larry Mangan

Condolence from Dan and Darlene Rankin on April 30th, 2018 4:00 pm

Kim & family- We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for each of you during this difficult time.

God Bless,
Darlene and Dan

Condolence from Pamela England Lasher on May 2nd, 2018 8:46 am

Tom and his family lived next door to my family for many years on 16th drive in Phoenix. I was so sad to hear of his passing. Please accept my condolences in these difficult times.

Condolence from Dave Chelgren on May 7th, 2018 2:08 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Tom’s family and friends

Dave & Vanita Chelgren
Alamogordo NM
Brophy 67

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