ROUSES POINT — Thomas R. Jefferson, age 82, passed away on Feb. 15, 2014, at Evergreen Valley Nursing home, with his family by his side.
Prior to his admittance, he was tenderly cared for by "the sisters", Phyllis and Bee Jefferson.
Tom was born on Jan. 11, 1932, to the late William and Mary (Barker) Jefferson in Champlain, N.Y.
Tom attended St. Patrick's Elementary School and graduated from Rouses Point High School, where he was fondly known as the "Boomer" and was the time keeper for the basketball team.
Tom was predeceased by brothers, Bernard and Charles; and sisters, Helen Laramie and Rita Jefferson.
He is survived by his sisters, Beatrice and Phyllis, as well as his nieces and nephews and their families; C. Paul and Debelain Jefferson and their children, Nichole and Stacey Bedard and children, Callen and Callie; Derrik Jefferson and fianc^e Kim Jubert; Brian Jefferson and children, Lance and Cortney; Mary and Dr. Adel Maximos and son, Christopher; Patricia and Randy Trombly and children, Matthew, Benjamin, and Samuel; Brother-in-law, George Laramie and children J and Todd; Sister-in-law, Beatrice Jefferson and children, Lynn and David.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at St. Patrick's Chruch in Rouses Point. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Champlain in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be made to Evergreen Valley Nursing Home, 8 Bushey Blvd, Plattsburgh, N.Y. or St. Patrick's Church in Rouses Point, N.Y.
Tom's family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home for providing such tender and compassionate care. Tom truly loved all of his caregivers and support staff there and considered them all his extended family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11, Mooers.
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