Thomas L. Cashman

  • Born: December 7, 1982
  • Died: June 16, 2016
  • Location: Plaistow, New Hampshire

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home

116 Main Street
Route 121A
Plaistow, NH 03865
Tel. (603) 382-2233

Tribute & Message From The Family

Plaistow, NH: Thomas L. Cashman, 33, a resident of Plaistow for most of his life, died June 16, 2016 in Manchester, NH.

Born in Salem, MA, son of Lawrence and Kathleen (Manning) Cashman, he was raised and educated in Plaistow. He attended the Pollard School and was a member of the Timberlane Regional High School Class of 2001. He attended Northern Essex Community College and was a foreman and fork lift operator, employed at Benson's Lumber Yard and Hardware of Londonderry.

Charismatic, charming and larger than life, Tom possessed a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He was loving, sentimental and generous and could make you feel safe and secure with his famous bear hugs and rarely missed an opportunity to send someone a handmade loving and sentimental card or gift. He enjoyed television shows and reruns from the 1980's and 1990's and movies with superheroes as the main character, especially Superman and stored an endless collection of movie and television references mixed with his quick wit that he shared with family and friends. An avid Miami Dolphins fan, he also enjoyed other local sports teams.

He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his mother and step-father, Kathy Manning and Michael Roberts of Plaistow, his father Larry Cashman and his companion Lynne Ellis, both of Londonderry, his brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Katelin Cashman of Newton, aunts and uncles, Thomas and Karen Manning, Paul Manning, Bill and Carol Cashman, Jim and Janice Cashman, Ed and Marie Cashman, Bill and Janet Johnson, Rick and Yung Suk Cashman, and Lois and Bill Cole, and several cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Tom's Life Celebration to be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Mercy Street, a support group for souls afflicted with substance abuse, c/o First Baptist Church, 122 Main St., Plaistow. To send a message of condolence to the family or to find directions to our home, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry to read this Tom! I remember meeting you back in our NECCO days. You were so excited when you got accepted to the Disney College program. I ran in to you years later downtown (Haverhill.) I hope you are at peace.

Posted by Kim D - SALEM, NH - Classmate   July 05, 2016


So sad for Tom's passing. He was quite the gentleman. I pray he finds peace in his new life in Heaven, His memory will live in the hearts of those who loved and knew him. God Bless the family with prayers and love.

Posted by Marion White - Plaistow, NH - Neighbor   June 21, 2016

We are very sorry I for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Suzette, Rick, Lauren, Allyssa and Matthew Moody - Derry, NH - Friend   June 21, 2016

Tommy was a loving and caring person. He was very smart and very funny. Everyone loved tommy and he will be missed. R.I.P

Posted by Kate Manning - Beverly, MA - Family   June 21, 2016

I am so sorry to hear this tragic news.
I have known Tom for a while and used to work with him.
He was larger than life and used to rock doing Karaoke.
God bless his family and may you fly high my brother.

Posted by Brandon Collins - East Hampstead, NH - Friend   June 21, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tom was such a great friend to me in High School. He used to save the day everyday by opening my broken locker. He gave the best bear hugs. I'll miss his laugh and his larger than life personality and energy. I hope that he finds peace now. God bless you Tom and rest easy, but knowing you you're probably wrestling in heaven <3 marylyn gainan>

Posted by Marylyn - MA - Friend   June 20, 2016

RIP Tom, you had a big heart and a larger than life personality. Your laugh was so infectious that you made watching funny Classic movies even funnier. I hope you are at peace now, we will all miss you brother.

Posted by Brandon Vater - Derry, NH - Friend   June 20, 2016

My thoughts and prayers sent to Toms family and friends. So sad to lose someone at such a young age. I will always remember the road trip with Tom and a few others to Baltimore to watch the Red Sox at Camden Yards. RIP Tom

Posted by Patrick Kelly - Plaistow, NH - Friend   June 20, 2016


We are so sorry to hear the news of Tom's passing...Please know your in our thoughts...

Posted by marian conley - bradford, MA   June 20, 2016

To you and your family I understand the pain and your broken heart.Heal with your happy memories.

Posted by Robin Serratore - Atkinson, NH   June 20, 2016

Rest in peace, Tom...the memory of your engaging personality will always soften the hearts of everyone who knew you. Sorry I never got to do your tattoo, but the friendship continues, nonetheless. Your friend, KC

Posted by Kevin Crowley - Hollis, NH - Friend   June 20, 2016

Rest in peace tom a life cut to short. Thank you for being their for my son when you could you will be missed greatly

Posted by Crystal Crawford - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   June 19, 2016

This breaks my heart! Tom has touched so many hearts! He was so kind hearted and loving! I am thankful for the time I did get to spend with him even though it was what seemed to be so short lived. He had the biggest heart and would do anything he could for those he loved! I will never forget the memories we shared! I miss you my friend!

Posted by Kate Coetzee - LEES SUMMIT, MO - Friend   June 19, 2016

I was so saddened to hear this news. Tom was a wonderful person with a huge heart. He helped me in my darkest times when no one else would. I will be forever grateful to him. A beautiful soul gone too soon.

Posted by Sara Smith - Chester, NH - Friend   June 19, 2016

May you now rest in peace my friend!

Posted by Raymond LaChapelle. - Lowell, MA - Friend   June 19, 2016

My heart goes out to all Tom's friends and family. He was a gentle soul and a good friend to me in high school.

Posted by Jess (Quagenti) Tyre - Kennebunk, ME - Friend   June 19, 2016

Our hearts are broken. Tommy will be so missed. My Mom and Dad are very sad too. We are keeping you all in our prayers. With love and sympathy, Karen and Tom

Posted by Karen Manning - N.Kingstown, MA - Family   June 18, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Tom's family and friends. I was blessed to have worked with him @ the Wireless Zone back in the day. He had a heart of gold and was a big teddy bear. He will be sadly missed by many. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss.

Posted by Amy Bell - Leominster, MA - Friend   June 18, 2016

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