Thomas J. Medeiros, 83, of Rochester, passed away May 8, 2023, at home. He was the husband of Barbara G. (Robbins) Medeiros and the son of the late Joseph and Elsie (Corey) Medeiros.
He was born in Dartmouth and lived in Rochester for many years. He graduated from Dartmouth High School and Amherst College. He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Medeiros worked as a Safety Officer and Phlebotomist at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Brockton for many years before retiring. After retiring, he worked at the Blueberry Farm in Rochester and was known as “The Blueberry Man”.
He was a member of the Cromesett Tribe Order of the Redmen and the New Bedford-Wareham Lodge of Elks.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara G. (Robbins) Medeiros; his children, Thomas J. Medeiros, Jr. of Rochester and Barbara Lee Medeiros of Wareham; a brother, Daniel Medeiros and his wife Judith of South Dartmouth; a grandson, Rhett J. Reed; 2 granddaughters. He was the brother of the late Noreen Medeiros.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
His graveside service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Rochester Center Cemetery, Dexter Ln., Rochester.