Sharon-Thomas V. Carberry peacefully passed away on Monday, July 27 th , 2020 at his home in Sharon. Tom was
born on August 24, 1931, the twelfth of thirteen children to Joseph Vincent Carberry and Lena (Clum)
Carberry in Sharon CT. Tom attended Sharon Center School and graduated from Housatonic Valley
Regional High School in June of 1949. After graduation Tom and his friend John Johnson decided to
move to California and spread their wings. But Tom’s mother Lena felt he should be back home with his
family and so after a few months of Tom being in California, she flew to California and brought him back
home. Sharon was his home for most of his life.
Tom met the love of his life and mother of his 3 children, Mary Daley Carberry and they were married on
April 4 th , 1959 at the Queen Of Most Holy Rosary Church in Roosevelt Long Island. Mary was suddenly
taken away from Tom and his children on January 14, 1972.
Tom was a life member of The Sharon Fire Department and past Fire Chief. Tom also was a former
Selectman for The Town of Sharon.
In August of 1975 Tom married Teresa Cook in Sharon CT. Teresa passed away on July 4 th , 2010 in
Tom was a hard-working man, who took such pride in all he did and in everything his children did. Tom
was owner of Thomas V. Carberry Excavating. He also was an over the road trucker for a time as well as
driving for Kimberly Clark and Yellow Freight. He was a drag line operator for Amenia Sand and Gravel in
Amenia NY. Tom built his first two homes himself in Sharon and in 1995 he and Teresa retired and
moved to Lewes DE. Tom loved Delaware because he could fish almost year-round. He loved taking his
grandchildren to the pier at Cape Henlopen and they would spend hours fishing from that pier. After
Teresa passed away, Tom eventually moved back to Sharon in 2011.
Tom loved people and he never had a bad word for anyone. He would do whatever he could for
anyone, whether it was a family member or an acquittance. Tom was known for his bigger than life
heart, his sweet beautiful smile and the world is a much better place for him having been here. His
sweetness and love will live on through the children he loved so deeply and anyone’s lives he’s touched
are better for having known him.
Tom is survived by his daughter Mary Maillet and her husband Tony of Amenia NY. Theresa Carberry-
Collazo of Virginia Beach VA. Son Thomas J. Carberry and his wife Kim of Sharon CT. Step-son Theodore
Adams Jr. of New Preston CT. Grandchildren, Tony Maillet Jr., Briana Collazo, Ashley and Zachary
Carberry, Michael Griskauskas and Theodore and Cassandra Adams. Tom is also survived by 3 Great
Grandchildren, Aria and Circe Griskauskas, Faora Berberoglu and Moses Maillet III. And one Great-Great
Granddaughter Mary Lillian Maillet. His fourth Great Granddaughter is due in October and he was so
excited for his Princess Faora to have a sister.
Tom is also survived by his sisters Barbara McEnroe and Emma Paley and numerous nieces and nephews
spread from coast to coast. Besides his parents and wives, Tom was predeceased by brothers, Vincent,
Joseph, Robert, Donald, Frances and Paul. Sisters, Virginia Kendall, Helen Passante, Dorothy Fraser and
Rest easy Daddy, you’ll always be our hero.
Calling hours will be held at Kenny Funeral Home at 41 Main St. Sharon CT. on Monday August 3 rd ,2020
from 5p-8p, with a Fireman’s service to held during that time. Private funeral will be held at Immaculate
Conception Church in Amenia followed by burial with his beloved Mary in New Marlborough MA. A
celebration of life will occur later this year or in the spring, when people can be together safely and hug
each other with his memory.
His family would like to thank Brittany Martin and Donna DiMartino for all the love and help they gave
Tom and his children during the last weeks of his life. Their kindness was overwhelming.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory can be made to Sharon Fire Department Ambulance at
P.O. Box 357, Sharon CT 06069 OR Immaculate Conception Church P.O. Box 109, Amenia NY 12501