Thomas Sean ConcannonAugust 27, 1955 ~ June 26, 2017 (age 61)
Thomas Sean Concannon, 61 , of Chattanooga passed away June 26, 2017. He will forever be known as the ultimate champion rider of waves by his children and those that he challenged that never beat him to the shore.
Lovingly known as “T.C” and growing up as “ Hunter”, Tom was born on August 27, 1955 and raised in Torrington, Connecticut to Miles and Elizabeth Concannon who preceded him along with his brother, Robert. He was baptized Catholic at an early age. After high school graduation in a tiny New England town where he was a star athlete, he served in the United States Marine Corp and spent time in San Diego, Philadelphia, and Albany, Georgia eventually making his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1986. Tom retired in 2008 from Blue Cross Blue Shield after many years as a Computer Systems Analyst or as he had coined himself, ‘a computer geek’. He was known to ring a bell every year for the Salvation Army around the holidays and never judged anyone he encountered that was down on their luck. He will be remembered for his love of good music and how he knew the words to every song, his abundance of life long friends and his love of children, his humor and the ability to make anyone laugh, his delicious cooking, his affection and generosity towards all of us, and his passion for the game of Golf and live music. Tom enjoyed life and taught many along the way to enjoy life too.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Pierce Concannon, his daughter Erin (Brandon) Bolinger, son Dustin Concannon, step-children Megan and Matt. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Lennon, Khalil, and Maya, several brothers: Miles III, Richard, and George of Torrington Connecticut, several nieces and nephew and their children, and several dear friends that were family to him that were there until the very end.
Service for Tom
The family would like to thank Hearth Hospice for the loving care they provided along the way. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Huntington's Disease Society 505 Eighth Ave Suite 902 New York NY 10018 or to the annual “Arlo Guthrie’s Historic Garbage Trail’ Walk to Massacree HD 2 Van Deusenville Rd. Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230 or to the Salvation Army.
“And the fog’s lifting, and the sand’s shifting, and I’m drifting on out. And old Captain Ahab, he ain’t got nothing on me. So come on and swallow me, follow me, I’m travelling alone. Blue water’s my daughter. I’m gonna skip like a stone” Tom Waits