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BOISTURE, THOMAS C.

2011-03-14

BOISTURE THOMAS C. Age 79, of Little Ferry died on Friday, March 11, 2011. Beloved husband of 57 years to Dolores A. (nee Kenney). Loving father of Susan and her husband Jim Thompson, Debbie and her husband Arnold Johnson Jr., David and his wife Elizabeth, Nancy and her husband Joe McTighe, Michael and his wife Lisa and the late Tommy (1962) and Janet (1963). Devoted brother of Patricia Suzor and the late Daniel Boisture (2007). Adored grandfather of Melissa, David, Amanda, Molly, Chloe, Joseph, Shannon, Michael, Cameron and Matthew. Cherished great grandfather of Zoe, Abigail and Fiona. Before retiring from the NY Giants following the 2000 NFL Draft, Tom was the former Vice President of Player Personnel. He was responsible for the team's scouting and grading of college players. Prior to working for the Giants, Tom was a football scout for the New England Patriots, a football coach at the University of Tulsa, College of the Holy Cross, University of Houston, St. Ambrose HS and Austin Catholic HS. He played football at Mississippi State University and Holy Redeemer HS in Detroit. Tom was an active and enthusiastic grandfather and fan to all his children and grandchildren's sporting and recreational activities. For 10 years Tom and Dolores enjoyed their family at the Jersey Shore where they vacationed and developed their strong family bond and sense of community. Friends and family will be received on Tuesday from 12-2 and 7-9 p.m. at Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Road, Teaneck. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret's of Cortona RC Church, Little Ferry. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made in Tom's name to HNMC Villa Marie Claire Hospice Fund, C/O Jean A. Leone, Exec. Director, 12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458. For directions or more information please visit www.volkleberfuneralhome.com

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Edward Suzor03/14/2011

He was a wonderful Uncle and God Father. Would do anything for his childer and family. All his family, players,coaches, and associates will miss him very much.

Fred McEvoy03/14/2011

My sympathy and best wishes go out to the entire family, on the passing of the Patriarch of the Boisture Clan I remember Tom well, from the days when his brother, Dan, coached our great teams at St. Mary of Redford HS in Detroit in the late 50s and when Tom played football with my cousins from Holy Redeemer. A great guy! Warm thoughts accompany him and you, his family! Fred McEvoy (Redford St. Marys '57)

Bill Plummer03/14/2011

He helped make me a stronger person.

Larry Rider03/14/2011

A great coach, who changed many lives for the better, we will miss you coach.

Patricia McCormick-Downey03/14/2011

Tom will never know how many last minute quick decisions he was forced to make that made a difference for the better in so many lives. St. Ambrose Cheerleader "1962"

Michele & Brian Baldino03/15/2011

So sorry to hear the loss of a good hearted father & friend. Tom was a good person who cared nothing but one thing -LIFE. He lived his life to the fulliest and made his achievements so everyone would remember him. He will be missed....

Dave Vitali03/17/2011

Coach Boisture was the person most responsible for the success of the St. Ambrose Football Program. He inspired his players to excell in the highest levels of competition. He was not only my football coach and mentor, but my friend. He will be deeply missed.

JAMES EUGENE gallagher03/17/2011

I WAS A FRIEND OF DAN AND JOANN. RIVER ROUGE 1946. i AM THE LAST OF THE GALLAGHER FAMILY, MY SISTER RITA HAUNERT PASSED YEASTERDAY MARCH 16. I WISH TO EXTEND MY SYMPATHY TO THE BOISTURES

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