Thomas Lilley

Obituary of Thomas Walter Lilley

Thomas Walter Lilley, 71, of Ancram, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on January 18, 2024.

Born February 17, 1952 in Brewster NY to the late Arthur Lilley and Gertrude (Smith) Lilley.

Tom is survived by his son Scott Lilley, son in-law Christopher Hough, grandchildren Kirsten (Cory) Gaylord, Christopher (Alexander) Hough and Brett Hough. Great grandchildren: Aleah Hough and Jameson Hough. Nieces and Nephews: Charles Lilley Jr, Tina Lilley-Gaylord, Kurt Lilley, Michelle Pilch, Shannon Lilley-Wabst, Tracy Hall, Michael Lilley, Courtney Lilley, Brittany Lilley and Dylan Lilley. Sister and Brother in-law Ralph (Sandy) Kilmer and Rose (Kenny) Boyles. He has also left behind his lifelong friends Bill Hunt and Dan Dietter.

In addition to his parents Tom is predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Bonnie (Kilmer) Lilley. His only daughter Mandy Lilley. Siblings, Skipper (Chickie) Lilley, Debbie Lilley, Dale Lilley, Penny Lilley, Charles (Jean) Lilley and sister in law Dawn Kilmer.

Electrician by trade and self-proclaimed BBQ master. Also a part of the steel workers union and a pyrotechnician. Tom spent many of Sundays over the BBQ pit hosting family and friends. He always had a new joke to tell.

In wake of the recent passing of his wife and daughter, Tom’s wishes were to be laid to rest peacefully next to his wife with no services in his honor.

Donations can be made to the Community Hospice or the Ancram Food Pantry.
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