Makem wake, funeral next week

Funeral arrangements for Tommy Makem have been announced:

Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover. [Yes, but will there be booze at the wake? -ed.]

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary Church, corner of Chestnut and Third Streets, with Rev. Fritz Cerullo, O.S.A. Pastor as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary New Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials in his name be made to a fund being started in the name of Tommy & Mary Makem Fund, c/o Attorney William H. Shaheen, P.O. Box 977, Dover, NH 03821-0977.

Also, according to Makem.com, “Condolences and Mass Cards can be sent to PO Box 336, Dover, NH 03821-0336.”

P.S. There will be a tribute to Makem on Sunday at the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, OH. Makem was originally scheduled to appear at the festival.

One Response to “Makem wake, funeral next week”

  1. Joe Loy says:

    “…tribute to Makem on Sunday at the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, OH…”

    Yes, such Tributes will be Piling up thick & fast now…ohh for a while it’s going to be Fierce with the oul’ Tributes :}…looking Down, Tommy will Enjoy it all I’m sure…and get a good Laugh too, God bless him… :]

    “…but will there be booze at the wake? -ed.]”

    My guess: Yes but in deference to modernday Dover lace-curtain decorum, perhaps just doled out Discreetly in the parlor off to one Side…th’ Proprieties moosht be Obsairrrved…apologies to Michaeleen og Flynn :>…iow probably the Mourners won’t go quite so far as to put the bottle on the corpse for to keep that Whiskey cold ;>