Thomas F. Lee

1951 - 2021



HAVERHILL – Thomas F. Lee, 70, passed away on March 8, 2021 unexpectedly.

Thomas was born on January 12, 1951 in Boston, MA. He was the son of Brenda Lee (Sheehy) and Joseph Lee, who both predeceased him. He grew up in Haverhill, MA and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1969. Growing up in Haverhill, MA, the Boys and Girls Club was a big part of his life. He played basketball there, attended summer camps and when old enough coached basketball teams.

After high school, he went on to get his Bachelor’s of Science in Public Service Administration and Law and Justice from UMASS Lowell in 1980. He then obtained his Master’s of Arts in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1985 while working on the Haverhill Police Department. He later went on to work for the Trial Courts of Massachusetts as a Probation Officer for the Haverhill District Court for thirty years. Thomas genuinely cared for the people and advocated for them to make positive changes in their lives.

Following his retirement, Thomas enjoyed traveling with his wife and visiting his daughter and grand puppies in NC and enjoying the sunshine at his home in Naples, FL. He also loved all Boston sports teams, his car shows and riding around in his classic 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Above all he was the pillar of his family.

Thomas is survived by his wife Candace Lee (Doyle) of forty-five years and his daughter Krystal Lee, 38, now of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by his sister Sharon Castro and her husband Jose Castro of Haverhill, MA, his brother Douglas Lee and his wife Lynne Lee of Northridge, CA, his youngest brother Jeffrey Lee and his wife Lucy Maiullari of Chelmsford, MA, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his wife’s family. Thomas was a caring and loving son, sibling, husband, father and friend to all who knew him.  He will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts. We love you!

Funeral Services by the Driscoll Funeral Home in Bradford will be privately held. Donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill at To send a message of condolences to the family or to share a cherished memory, please visit

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Darren JohnHope

March 28, 2021 8:50 PM

My most sincere condolences to you and your family Candace. Tom was an inspiration, he had a passion for life and was all about family. I’ve enjoyed our many interactions and consider myself lucky to have had our paths cross.

Pat Jaworski

March 25, 2021 11:10 AM

I have many happy memories of  working with Tom in the Probation Department. 
My sincere condolences to Candace and Krystal and family.

Ray and Robin Buckland

March 24, 2021 6:58 PM

Our heart felt condolences go out to Candy and Krystal and Tom’s families. We have great memories of many Christmas Eve’s spent with him. Lots of great stories and lots of laughs. Rest In Peace dear friend.💔

susan Palmeter

March 24, 2021 11:31 AM

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I have not seen him in years but grew up with his family.  I wish you all peace and may your fond memories sustain you during these difficult time. Rest in peace Tommy! 

Wanda K Pendelton

March 21, 2021 4:49 PM

I write with heartfelt thoughts of Tommy and remembering  growing up on Green St .when both our families lived there. I have always thought of Tommy as family, another big brother. His brothers and sister where our friends too and throughout the years we have all remained friends. It has been a while since I saw Tommy but it never changed my relationship with him as a friend. 

Tommy, was charming, smart and funny with a warm and easy smile. He was a good man, husband, father, brother and friend. I know that he will be missed and forever in our hearts.  I am grateful to have known Tommy he touched my life, and many others I am sure. I pray, that he is at peace with God and his soul is at rest. Thank you Tommy, for always being you.

Peace & Love,  Wanda Pendelton

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