Thomas Beirne

Sep 4, 1924 – Jun 7, 2015

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He was born to Patrick and Margaret Beirne in County Roscommon, Ireland on September 4th, 1924. After his parents passed away he traveled to Cobh, Ireland (a seaport town on the south coast of County Cork) where he departed on July 1st, 1953 on the R. M. S. Mauretania. He arrived five days later in New York. He continued on via train to Washington state and was naturalized as a U. S. citizen in 1963.

In 1955 he married Janet Malmstadt. They had four children: Margi, Tim, Tracy and Mike. They were divorced in 1970. Thomas married Susie Johnston in 1975. She had four daughters from a previous marriage: Kimberly, Maureen, Marlene and Juli.

Before coming to the United States he never drove a motor vehicle. He retired from truck driving in 1986.

Thomas was active in the Irish Club and was a member of St. Thomas parish. During his last days he was cared for at Bethesda Adult Family Home in Renton, Washington.

Thomas was preceded in death by all his siblings: John, Patrick, May and Dehlia and his two youngest children Tracy and Michael. He is survived by his wife, Susie Beirne, his children: Margi Cain and Timothy Beirne (married to Hilda Beirne), his daughter-in-law Mayumi Beirne (widow of Michael Beirne), his step daughters: Kimberly Johnston (married to Martin Evans), Maureen Richardson (married to John Richardson), Marlene Albrecht (married to Ray Albrecht) and Juli Francisco, and his grandchildren: Jeannie Beirne (married to Matthew Brennan), Thomas Beirne, Brittani Cain, Teresa Beirne, Naomi Beirne, Melissa Richardson, Rachel Richardson, Shelby Francisco, Raymond Albrecht, Andrew Albrecht, and Hunter Evans.

A funeral mass will be held at Saint Thomas Parish at 4415 South 140th Street, Tukwila, Washington 98168 on Monday, June 22nd (phone: 206-242-5501). Rosary will begin at 10:30 AM. The service will be at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Saint Thomas Parish.


Mary Kay Ault
Seattle, WA
Jun 21, 2015

Margi: So sorry to read about your father -- I have lots of good memories of him and of fun times on 157th street! Hope you and the rest of the family are doing well.

Candis (Langei) Ratzburg
Seattle, WA
Jun 19, 2015

I always liked your dad when we were growing up Margi, so sorry for your loss - Prayers to all the family

grace eller-rhodes
gold canyon, AZ
Jun 18, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of all of you...with my deepest sympathy. Love and God Bless. Grace

Clare Belluz Sousa
Lompoc, CA
Jun 18, 2015

My deepest sympathy to Susie and Family. Tom was a wonderful man. I met Tom when he began dating Susie. We all had many wonderful times together. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Joe Marti
Foresthill, Ca
Jun 18, 2015

May God have mercy on his soul. May He grant you comfort and peace. Tom was a fixture from my childhood, at summers ties at the beach, family get togethers, and weddings, I even saw him at a wedding in Roscommon once. He was always and ever kind and patient around us. He'll be missed.

Gwen Huckeba
Apalachicola, FL
Jun 17, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during times of tragedy. At 1 Corinthians 15:26 we are promised that very soon, 'death will be brought to nothing'. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on this earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this brings you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.

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