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Thomas W. Masterson Jr.

October 20, 1965 ~ September 4, 2022 (age 56)

Obituary

Thomas W. Masterson Jr. of Milton passed away peacefully at the age of 56 after a short battle with cancer. Though he fought bravely with his intoxicating smile and jokes that could light up a room for hours, he would later pass by the side of his loving girlfriend and high school sweetheart Kristine, as well as his best friend Jim Norian. Tommy was the oldest son of Thomas Masterson Sr and survived by his mother Marilyn (LeBlanc), also of Milton.

He was the loving father to his son Gareth Jenkins-Masterson and his fiancée Jamie Garrity of Taunton, his daughter Rhianna Jenkins and her partner Jonathan Melvin of Middleboro, and a loving Papa to her daughter Raegan Jenkins. His children and grandchild were his entire world and there was nothing he was more proud of than them. The only thing he would talk about as much as Star Wars, tanks and American history was his family.

Tom was a veteran for the United States Army where he served as a Tanker. He had a great love for history, archeology, reading, music, and science fiction. An outdoorsman at heart he loved campfires, walks in the woods, and swimming.  His lifetime hobby was building scale models of tanks and other military vehicles. Through the love of his hobby he would eventually meet who would become his closest friends and they formed a small local model club. What started as a few friends hanging out in Norwell Public Library building models together on the weekends blossomed into an incredible journey that would lead to him restoring tanks and artillery at Memorial sites all over New England as a member of USABOT with his best friends. After long weekends of work and laughs they would gather eventually at North Easton’s VFW Post 2547 for drinks, jokes, and music.

Besides his mother, children, and granddaughter, Thomas is also survived by his brother Brendan Masterson and his wife Lori of Boynton Beach Florida, his sister Laura Masterson of Milton, and many others that called him family, friend, and even brother.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the VFW Post in North Easton where we hope to have everyone come to celebrate his life the way he would have wanted. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Bourne. All donations can be made to gofundme under Tommy the Tanker. 


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