Thomas J. McArdle, 66, of Shrewsbury


Thomas J. McArdleJune 23, 1954 – Dec. 8, 2020

Shrewsbury – Thomas Joseph “Tom” McArdle, a much-respected slate and copper craftsman and admired businessman. Tom was well known through his professional career as an authority on historic preservation; his companies had been entrusted with the preservation of much-loved public landmarks such as the Crane Estate and the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House.

A lifelong outdoorsman, and adventurer by nature, Tom traveled widely to experience the best nature had to offer. Those who knew him best knew he was always most at home outdoors, from the mountains of Alaska to the coastline of Maine.

A man of charity and selflessness, he has contributed generously to many causes throughout his life. Most notably, the preservation of our historic landmarks and conservation of wildlife for future generations. He was a lifelong active member of the Nimrod League of Holden and chaired many committees at the club.

Tom was dedicated to his family and made many great memories with them vacationing in Moosehead Lake, York beach and a family trip of a lifetime on a Disney Cruise. He instilled his passion for the outdoors, business and music in his two sons.

Tom is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marianne (Callery) McArdle, and his two sons, Sean M. and Ryan T. McArdle, all of Shrewsbury, and his sister, Mary A. (McArdle) Frediani and her husband Camille “Butch” Frediani and their children, Jason C. Frediani his wife Susan and their two children Jack and Max Frediani, and Amy L. Frediani, all of Lowell. He also leaves sister-in-law, Susan (Callery) and her husband Lewis Karabatsos of Lowell and their two sons; his sister-in-law, Judy (Callery) Baldwin and her former husband and dear friend Jack Baldwin of North Chelmsford and their son; and sister-in-law Lisa (Crandall) Callery and her two daughters of Nashua, N.H. He is lso survived by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond K. McArdle and Alice C. (Martin)(McArdle) Smith, as well as his brother, Michael B. McArdle.

Due to the current circumstances, services honoring the life of Tom’s is being planned for the spring 2021.

In lieu of flowers donation in Tom’s honor may be made to the MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough, MA 01581.

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