Thomas M. Brunelle, 63, of Hampton, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2023 with his family by his side. He was born on May 20, 1959 in Manchester to Sylvia (Normand) Brunelle and the late Hector Brunelle. He graduated from West High School in 1978 and went on to graduate from New Hampshire College. He was Territory Manager for Capital Distributors for over 20 years and eventually went on to work for The United States Post Office in Hampton and Seabrook, NH until his retirement this past October.
Thomas was a devoted Boston sports fanatic who loved nothing more than rooting for his beloved Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, or Patriots. He could often be found watching games with friends and family, always keeping track of his Fantasy Football team. His enthusiasm for his teams was infectious. In addition to his love of sports, Thomas had a passion for hunting and fishing, and also spent countless hours at the beach. He loved nothing more than being surrounded by nature and spending the day swimming in the ocean. Thomas was also an avid traveler, having visited destinations all over the world for both work and pleasure. He often traveled with his family, eager to share his love of new experiences with them. Through it all, Thomas was never far from his faithful cat, Meatball, who was always by his side offering comfort and companionship.
Tom is survived by his mother, Sylvia Brunelle of Marlborough, MA; siblings, Gerard Brunelle and his wife Susan of Columbia, SC, David Brunelle and his wife Colette of Manchester, and Denise Priess and her husband Todd of Hudson, MA; a nephew, Michael Brunelle; nieces, Katie Brunelle Iskra, Lauren Danzig, and his godchild Michelle Priess; 2 great nieces; and his cat companion, Meatball. He is predeceased by his father, Hector Brunelle.
Services and interment will be held privately.
Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to The High Pointe Hospice House at Tufts Medicine Care at Home Attn: Community Engagement, 360 Merrimack Street Suite 425, Lawrence, MA 01843 or The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.