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Thomas M. “Tom” Holleran

April 9, 1963 - August 1, 2019

Thomas M. “Tom” Holleran, age 56, of New Castle, DE, passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle against cancer on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 9, 1963, he was a son of the late David R. Holleran and Carolyn (Moseley) Samuelson. Tom worked as a casting department supervisor for National Roll Kote in New Castle for over 20 years. He also was the owner of Affordable Tax Service. Tom served his community as the President of the Homeowners Association in Colton Meadow. He was an avid golfer with the Chasers League at Deerfield Country Club and enjoyed many trips to Myrtle Beach to golf. Tom was a league bowler at Bowlerama in New Castle. His greatest sports passion was cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, and hosting family and friends for Eagles games. Tom also loved to cook and barbeque. He was very patriotic and loved his country.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Tammy Holleran. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Dianne C. (Hall) Holleran; children, Christine E. Holleran of Bear and Robert M. Holleran of New Castle; siblings, Judith Morris of Bear, Karen Holleran-Flaherty (Ed) of Bradenton, FL, Suzanne Dyal of Newark, Donna Frieze (Terry) of Middletown, David Holleran (Dana) of Wilmington, Laurie Holleran of Bradenton, FL, Timothy Frith of Bear and twin brother, Timothy Holleran (Mary) of Middletown; and many nieces and nephews.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the SPCA, 600 South St, New Castle, DE 19720.

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24 Guestbook messages for Thomas M. “Tom” Holleran

  • My true friend.. my brother.. my best man.. Truly lost in a fog and so heart broken . Your memory will always be with me. Love you Tom

  • I’m thinking & praying for you my dear “work daughter.”

  • So sad…sorry to hear of Tom’s passing…R I P Tom.

    Tommy & Anita DiMauro
    Dallas,NC

  • Nobody could tell a funny story like Tom or play bartender (with his handy mixology book)) at his many cookouts and Eagles parties. My face hurt for a full day after from laughing so much. I’ll always cherish those memories of fun times spent with him. With deepest sympathy.

  • Our world is much dimmer without you, Tom. We’re thanking God for your beautiful wife and children and we’ll continue to love you through them.

  • Christine: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our hearts go out to you, your mom and your brother. Karl Congdon and Connie. ( Sam’s grandparents )

  • We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father.He was a nice neighbor and a very nice man

  • Dear Carroll, Christine, and Robert ,

    My heart breaks for you with the loss of your husband and father. Tom was one-of-a-kind. I’m going to miss Paul’s “Tom”isms and stories when he arrived home from bowling or golf. I still hear stories from way back when the things these guys did were scary, yet absolutely hilarious.
    I cannot imagine the loss and heartache you are feeling right now. I know Tom touched a lot of lives with his thoughtfulness and sense of humor. He was so lucky to have all of you. His love for you was so apparent each time I got a chance to talk (laugh) with him. I do regret not spending more time at the Holleran gatherings at your home. My personal embarrassment kept me from enjoying more time with all of you.
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot imagine that a day will go by that you won’t feel this loss, but I also hope that smiles will come when you think back on all the crazy, loving, hilarious, etc. things Tom did over the decades you have been together. I still remember that Paul and I sent Tom a letter from our Pre Kana (?) weekend. Carroll, you and Tom were an example to us, then and now, on what it means to be a loving couple and family.
    Enormous hugs to all of you.
    With much love,
    Susan

  • To Rob and Family , so sorry for the loss of your Dad . I will never forget when your Dad and Mom came to our house and brought food when our Family was grieving the death of my beloved Husband . Our very thoughts are with you and your Family . Gary Atkins Mom Sue and my Family

  • Dianne and family I am so sorry for your loss . I was shocked when I heard. May you be surrounded by loving family and friends to give you love and support during this difficult time. If there is anything you need or I can do please let me know . Sending prayers for strength .

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Tom. My condolences to Tim to his wife and children and the entire family. I’m reminded of the quote at the end of the movie stand by me ‘I never any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve’ of course we were more like fifteen. Tom was always laughing , ready to have a good time and making sure everyone else was happy. Although I haven’t seen him for years I will miss him a great deal.

  • Dianne, I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time.

  • To my friend Tom, i will miss you and all the laugh’s we had Bowling for the last 4 years,bowling on the same team was a blast and we had alot of good times, this is still unreal to me but i will always keep you in my thoughts and prayers !! RIP my friend !!

  • Dear Dianne, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Tom. My thoughts are with you and your family. I pray that God will give you peace in your heart.

  • Condolences to the family

    Sincerely

    Judi Angeline

  • I’m so heartbroken for all my second family will try my best to drive up!Carol Christine Robert you are all in my prayers as well as all your family he was a wonderful man and a best life long friend I know he will rest now and watch down on all of you ☘

  • So sorry for your loss. Family members are so precious to lose one is devastating. I hope some peace can be had by knowing they are no longer in pain and at peace for eternity.

  • So sad to hear about Tom’s passing. I have fond memories of many years bowling with Tom and tons of laughter. My most heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to the family.

  • The world is a better place because Tom was in it. We will dearly miss him. Our love to Dianne, Christine and Robert and Tom’s big circle of family and friends.
    Lydia and Jim Henry

  • My prayers and deepest condolences for you and your family!

  • Sending love and prayers during this difficult time. Tom was a truly special man and instrumental in my family life. God bless you all. Rest in heavenly peace, Tom.

  • So very sorry for the loss of a great friend. I’ll be praying for the family. Rest in peace.

  • Words can not say enough of all the love and thoughtful things Tom did for me. I lost a son and a good friend. I will miss all the jokes and good times . Love from his “mother in law from hell” to Carol, Christine and Robert

  • Tim, I was so saddened to hear of Toms death. He was always a welcoming and kind person. Even as kids this is a quality, he had, that really shined through. May your memories bring you many smiles. Condolences to you, Dianne, his children and all your family and his friends. May he RIP. Maureen Murphy Hahn and family