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FRAMINGHAM – Thomas R. Hartland, 60, of Berlin, and formerly of Ashland, passed away peacefully at home, on August 30, 2022, following complications from a long medical illness.

Tom was a loving and proud father of his four daughters, Mary Hartland and partner Jamie Nadeau and their children Kyle, Charlotte, and Parker of Cumberland, R.I.; Amy Hartland and partner Anthony Jewell and their children Madison and Serenity of Bellingham; Holly Hartland and her children Hunter and Oakley of Medway, MA; and Jill Hartland and her children Matthew and Brentley of Framingham.

Tom attended Keefe Technical Vocational High School in Framingham. He was part of the Class of 1979, where he played football and basketball before starting his lengthy career as an Autobody Technician. His proudest accomplishments were becoming a father and grandfather. His family meant the world to him.

Tom truly enjoyed catching up with old friends, walking around the Wachusett Reservoir, and family cookouts. Unfortunately, he never did get to shake hands with a bear as he always imagined he would.

At home you would often find Tom cranking his tunes; he had a strong passion for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Thomas was pre-deceased by his beloved mother Maureen (Conway) Hartland and grandson Jakob Hartland. In addition to his daughters and grandchildren, Thomas is survived by his father Ernest F. Hartland of Hopkinton; three siblings, Glenn Hartland and wife Debbie; Anne-Marie Midgette, all of Northbridge, MA; and Christine Shkreli and husband Thomas of Hopkinton. Tom also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and extended family. He will be dearly missed by all who really knew him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the North Cemetery, Highland Street in Berlin.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Thomas R. Hartland to:

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.