Edward Thomas “Thom” McCabe, Jr., 76, of Westborough, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-Memorial Hospital in Worcester. He was the husband of Judith K. (Schlott) McCabe, with whom he was happily married for 54 years.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Edward Thomas and Vivian (Gaudet) McCabe. He was raised and educated in Worcester and was a graduate of St. John’s High School, the last class to graduate from the Temple St. location in Worcester.
Thom was the owner of the former Red Barn and Tom Foolery’s Restaurant in Westborough. He was a former member and past president of the Rotary Club of Westborough, and during this time inspired Rotary Club to sponsor the Festival of Lights celebration which takes place during the holiday season in the town center. He was also the past president of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Thom was well respected in the community, a generous man, and a man of great wit.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Sean K. McCabe and his wife, Eliana, of Westborough; one daughter, Tara A. McCabe of Key West, FL; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
One of the quotes that Thom is most remembered for, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” will resonate in the hearts and minds of all that knew him.
At this time services and burial in St. Luke’s Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.