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Thomas S. Whipple (Tom)

Thomas S. Whipple (Tom), (84), of Cheshire, Connecticut, passed away on March 1, 2024.

Tom was born to Fred and Mary Whipple, on July 6, 1939, and grew up in Irvington, New York.  After high school, he attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.  It was there that he met his wife, Barbara.

After graduating from the Academy in 1962 with a degree in Engineering, Tom served as a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard, including posts at Loran Station Talampulan in the Philippines and Governor’s Island in New York.  Upon his discharge from the Coast Guard, he moved to Thornwood, New York and worked at Con Edison for 25 years as a construction manager.  After retiring in 1994, he and Barbara moved to Ossining, New York and split their time between there and Humacao, Puerto Rico.

Tom was an avid athlete throughout his life, playing football in high school and college, soccer with his friends and family, and golf and tennis after retiring.  He also loved nothing more than working with his hands, playing handy man for friends, family, and a steady clientele of customers in Ossining and Humacao, where he set up a “side hustle” in his retirement years.  

We will remember Tom for his love of family and friends, his generosity, his industriousness, and his sense of humor.  

Tom is survived by his sister Constance and his three children, Deborah, Rebecca, and Thomas.  He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Jackie, and four grandchildren - Rebecca, Jessica, John, and Samuel.  He is predeceased by his beloved wife, his parents, his brother Fred, and his sister Violet.

Tom’s family will host a memorial service on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. The service will be at Saint Barnabus Episcopal Church in Irvington. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Coast Guard Foundation ( in Tom’s name.

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He was a kind sweet neighbor. Hudson Point will miss you xo


Tom was a good friend and neighbor in Thornwood. He and I and our friend Heinz did a lot of crazy things together. One particular camping trip I still remember with our kids and wives in the Catskills was so much fun and there are some memories from that trip that can't be told in public.

Tom was always around to help with any projects I was doing. May he rest in peace.

Butch Codi

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