He was born, raised and educated in the Bronx, New York, the son of the late Thomas Vincent and Mary (Connolly) Kilgallen.
Tom was a loving father of Thomas M. Kilgallen and Suzanne Kilgallen and survived by his former wife, Peggy; the dear brother of Dorothy McNally, Peggy Burke and the late Patrick Kilgallen and Mary Freeman; the proud grandfather of three (Elliott, William, and Searcy), and dear father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to so many.
He will be remembered as a quick wit, a fantastic storyteller, and a lifelong friend.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
For those who wish, online condolences may be left for the family by visiting: www.collinsfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Type 1 Research, Development Office, Suite 745, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.