Thomas Kendrigan, Jr., 69
Thomas H. Kendrigan, Jr., (TK) 69, of Margate, Florida, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Born and raised in Wareham, Tommy graduated from Wareham High School and enlisted in the United States Army, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam between 1968-1971 as a helicopter pilot.
A decorated veteran, Mr. Kendrigan was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his service. After his honorable discharge, Mr. Kendrigan worked for the Wareham Water District, was a volunteer on the Wareham Fire Department and coached Wareham Youth Hockey for many years. An avid golfer, TK spent many hours perfecting his swing at Bay Pointe and Little Harbor Country Clubs, where he was known for his boisterous laugh and passion for the game.
Mr. Kendrigan settled in Florida in the early 1990s but never forgot his Massachusetts roots, as he continued to passionately cheer on all of his home teams - the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas H. and Dorothy (L’Homme) Kendrigan, survivors include two brothers: Peter (Sharon) Kendrigan of Le Center, Minnesota, and James (Bonnie) Kendrigan of Wareham; his three devoted children: Sarah (Sandeep) Das of Quincy; T.J. Kendrigan of Mattapoisett and Abbey Kendrigan of Chicago, Illinois; three beautiful grandchildren: Emma Kendrigan, Kalel Das and Jovie Das; his beloved bulldog, Jasper, as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to his Florida friends and adopted family at JD’s for being there for him. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to one of his favorite charities, Stop Soldier Suicide: https://stopsoldiersuicide.org/donate/.