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Thomas Bovill

Thomas Robert Bovill Sr.

June 16, 1935 - October 26, 2020
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Obituary

Thomas R. Bovill, Sr., age 85, a lifetime resident of Chelmsford, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, October 26, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. (Lowe) Bovill with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

He was born on June 16, 1935, in Lowell, MA, and was a son of the late Thomas and Martha H. (Roberts) Bovill.

Thomas was raised in Chelmsford and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1955. After high school, he proudly served his country with the United States Air Force for 4 years. Tom then went on to work for the Raytheon Corporation as a facility engineer for 33 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Journey Church on the Common in Chelmsford. Tom loved to travel with Barbara, and had many memorable trips, including Egypt, Ireland, Greece, Alaska and Spain. He enjoyed his chalet in New Hampshire at Sunrise Lake where he spent time with his family water skiing, snowmobiling, and captaining his boat. Tom took great pride in his garden, especially his tomato crop. He grew so many tomatoes he generously shared them with all his family and neighbors. Tom’s greatest joy was his family, his sons were his pride and joy. He was the biggest fan at all of his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a true friend to everyone and helped anyone in need. Tom’s infectious smile and kind nature will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his loving wife, Tom leaves his son Thomas R. Bovill, Jr., and his wife Deborah (Stott) Bovill of Pepperell, his daughter in law Cheryl A. (Stafford) Bovill of Lowell, his grandchildren; Amanda (Bovill) MacDonald and her husband Jason of Cape Cod, Thomas R. Bovill III and his wife Hannah (Adams) Bovill of Lunenburg, MA, Russell Bovill Jr. and his wife Katherine (Pombrio) Bovill of Merrimack, NH is step grandchildren; Sonya Emond and her companion Dan Willette, Jr. of Hudson, NH, and Amanda (Emond) Cuebas and her husband Richard Cuebas of Oviedo, FL, his great grandchildren, Guilianna Bovill, Declan Russell Bovill, Charlee Bovill, Landon Cuebas, Audrina Cuebas, Nolen Cuebas, Jaylee Luna and Mykenzie Shanahan, and Camilla Willette.

His siblings in law whom Tom considered his family; Robert Lowe and his wife Doris of NH, Sheila Sullivan and her husband Bill of Chelmsford, Norman Lowe and his wife Jackie of Lowell, Ron Lowe of Hudson, NH, Spencer Mullin of Chelmsford and Gary Bramble of Chelmsford. Tom is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sadly he is predeceased by his son Russell P. Bovill Sr. who passed away in August, 2020, and his infant daughter Beth Ann Bovill, his sister Barbara Hoppe, mother and father in law Robert Lowe Sr. and Sarah (Breault) Lowe, sister in laws Robin Mullin, and Sarah Ratte.

Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2020, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s name to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or to Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 24 Mill Brook Rd., Wilton, NH 03086.
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  • Visitation

    November 1, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    November 1, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    Address
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately.

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Jane Piker

Posted at 06:26pm
Sending or sincere condolences and prayers to Tom’s family. He was a wonderful everything! Husband, father, grandfather, neighbor. We will miss his sunny smile and wave hello! Praying for you Barbara! Love Jane, Carroll, Erik and Mark Piker
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Deborah Ryerr

Posted at 09:46pm
It aches my heart to hear of Mr. Bovills passing.
My deepest sympathy to the Bovill family.
I cannot imagine the pain in the family's heart, It's such a sad time for Mrs. Bovill.
He was always mowing his lawn and working in the yard. Such a nice neighbor.
Debbie (Moorehouse) Ryer
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Megan Taylor Fetter

Posted at 03:13pm
We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We will miss our dear neighbor up here in New Hampshire. We know how much he loved to come up with Barbara to spend time at the lakehouse. Tom was such a nice man, always up for a chat and to offer excellent advice. It is such a sad time for Barbara, we cannot even imagine the grief she is feeling. May the many years of memories bring peace to the family. Megan and Jim Fetter, Middleton, NH
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Katherine Bovill

Posted at 01:30pm
We love you so much Pa!
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