Thomas P. Conlon, Jr. Print E-mail

 Thomas P. Conlon, Jr.

Retired Lieutenant, Lowell Police Department

 Thomas P. Conlon, Jr., 80, a lifelong Lowell resident, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 8, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy E. (Trickett) Conlon, who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 4, 2015.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Feb. 11, 1935, the son of the late Thomas P. and the late Catherine (O’Connor) Conlon, he attended St. Patrick Boy’s School and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1952.
 A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Seaman with the U.S. Navy. Following his military service, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston.
 Lieutenant Conlon’s police career began on June 2, 1963, when he was appointed a reserve officer for the City of Lowell. He was appointed a permanent officer on March 15, 1964. On Dec. 10, 1978, he was promoted to Sergeant and then Lieutenant on July 10, 1983, a position he held until his retirement in 1992.
 Among his many activities, Tom was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, where he was also a past president. He also enjoyed bird watching and vacationing with his family at York Beach, Maine, and enjoyed special trips to Prince Edward Island with Dorothy. A big fan of the New England Patriots, he also had a passion for college basketball and absolutely loved the Montreal Canadiens. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the East End Club, and the Retired Police Officers Organization in Lowell.
 Very proud of his Irish heritage, Tom also was a proud and moral man who believed that education was extremely important in one’s life.
 In addition to his wife Dorothy, Tom is survived by four daughters: Nancyellen Pierce and her husband, Irmin, of Ayer, Mass.; Christine C. Ryan and her husband, Sean, of Lowell; Maureen P. Daly and her husband, Stephen, of Lowell; and Dee Moloney and her husband, Mark, of Hudson, N.H.; two sons: Thomas P. Conlon III and his companion, Holly Dean, of Dracut, Mass.; and James K. Conlon and his wife, Jessica, of Lowell; a daughter-in-law, Janet Conlon, of Nashua, N.H.; ten grandchildren: Jeffrey Hamel and his wife, Stephanie, of Hooksett, N.H.; Sean Conlon and his wife, Sarah, of Londonderry, N.H.; Meagan Conlon and her fiancé, Hiroshi Hatanaka, of Japan; and Kaleigh Ryan and her companion, Richard Barrett; Sean Ryan, Jr., Shannon Ryan, Brooke Daly, and Katherine Daly, all of Lowell, and Emily Moloney and Charlotte Moloney of Hudson, N.H.; two sisters: Therese D’Abre of Hyannis, Mass., and Maureen Conlon-Pearce of Sanford, Maine; as well as his dear friends Harry Spead, Robert Ogden, and Kevin Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club Scholarship Foundation, 141 Staples St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • jill kukulski
    Dee and family so sorry for your loss
  • Perry McDonough  - Condolences
    Dot, I am very proud to have served with Tom. I am so sorry for your loss. The ride to Northeastern classes with Tom was never a quiet one. I learned more about police work from Tom than any class we ever took.
  • Frank and Rita Georges  - Condolences
    Dear Dot and Family, We are sorry for the passing of Tom. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Frank and Rita
  • James Lathamk
    I never worked here with MR CONLON and only knew him oustide of police work as a fellow irishman and Acre boy. Of those who worked with him, they all tell me what a fine, fair gentleman he was on the job. More than one describe him as a Cops cop, someone who was always willing to help a brother police officer whenever they needed it. When I tell them that i knew him and his family there is nothing but good things to say. Our heartfelt condolences to the Conlon family. You were always a great family.
  • The Lundgren Family of Groton
    Our condolences to Nancy and the entire Conlon family. May your Dad sleep in heavenly Peace.
  • Maura (Eastham) Quinn
    My deepest sympathy Dottie to you and your family.
  • Leslie Liakos
    Dear Dee and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless you all as you remember the wonderful times you shared with your dad. Love, Leslie
  • Mark Prive
    whatever you need. Just call
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