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Thomas A Glockner

June 13, 1940 — August 13, 2022



WESTMINSTER- Thomas A. Glockner Sr, 82, died Saturday, August 13, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Tom was the son of Alfred T. and Alice L (O'Brien) Glockner. 

Tom grew up in East Princeton and spent most of his life in Westminster.

He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy A. (Sawyer) Glockner; a son Thomas A. Glockner Jr. of Westminster; 2 daughters, Dorothy A. Graves and her husband Deacon Jim of Westminster, Orilie J. Sass and her fiancé Michael Moreau of Templeton; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer Campbell and her husband Anthony D.O., James F. Graves of Worcester, Nicholas G. Sass of Phillipston, Emily A. Castanon and her husband Gabriel of Leominster, Michael J. Graves and his wife Kasey of Leominster, and Stephanie J. Sass of Quincy, and three great grandchildren, Madison, Mia and Molly Campbell, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a brother in law Joseph C. Sawyer and fiancé Louise LaValley of Southbridge, 3 sisters in law, Margaret J. Harris of Templeton, Darlene L. Sawyer of Southbridge, and Frances M. Glockner of Rutland. Besides his parents he is predeceased by a brother Alfred T. Glockner Jr., and 2 sisters, Alice Sperring and Gloria Jendza. 

Tom worked for 39 years until his retirement at 79 years old at Weetabix in Clinton. 

He was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Westminster.

He loved spending time with family and friends and spending time in his most favorite place in the whole world, the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.


A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, 11:00am, at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 10 Church Street, Westminster. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery, 9 Narrows Road, Westminster.


Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 4-7pm, at Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner.


In lieu of flowers, apple and peach trees will be planted in memory of Tom. The fruit trees will be planted at Prospect Hill Community Orchard in Harvard, MA. The non-profit farming organization, Community Harvest Project, manages this orchard and donates all fruit harvest to hunger relief programs throughout the state. The following link can be used to purchase a fruit tree. The dedication section can be made out to “In Memory of Thomas A. Glockner Sr.”


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Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner is assisting with arrangements.


Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Thomas A Glockner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mack Family Funeral Homes - Lamoureux Smith & Polks Chapel

105 Central St., Gardner, MA 01440

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 25, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Edward the Confessor Church

10 Church Street, Westminster, MA

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

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