Thomas J. Holmes Sr. 83, of Binghamton passed away October 31, 2018 at Susquehanna Nursing home, now free of the scourge of Dementia. He was predeceased by is son Kevin; parents James Sr. and Beatrice; brother James Jr. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Margaret; sons Thomas Jr., Timothy (Valerie), Daniel (Noelle); daughter Kathleen (Daniel) Clark. Also survived by grandchildren Justin, Maggie Rose, Ian, Mitchell, Gabriella, Ryan, Cooper, Emily (Chase Brett) Holmes; and Cole Clark; great-grandchildren Fibonacci Emery Holmes and Sylvie Maple Brett; brother Edward and sister Patricia Brigiotta;. Tom was a golden gloves boxer, well known as a jogger around Binghamton and basketball referee. He worked at Link Aviation, BCC, and retired from IBM Endicott. He was a member of St. Paul’s Church and was a former Eucharistic minister. We would like to thank the staff on 2 and 4 at Susquehanna Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Tom. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 4, 2018 from 1 until 3pm at the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home Inc. 137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY 13904. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday at 10am at St. Paul’s Church in Binghamton, NY. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local animal shelter.