Thomas Joseph Lane, 72

Thomas Joseph Lane died at his home on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Limerick, PA.

Born in New York City, Tom was a lifelong resident of East Falls before moving to Limerick. He served as an underwriter in Real Estate and worked for various companies. For thirty years he held a membership with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He was a self-taught musicologist with a love of classical music and opera.

He is survived by his brother, Rev. Monsignor Mark Richard Lane of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He was predeceased in death by his mother, Rosemary Lane (McManus) and sister Rosemary C. Lane.

One of the great loves of his life was his affiliation with St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Limerick where he served as Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Hospitality Minister. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Teresa of Calcutta on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 11:00AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church (256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473). Visitation will also be held on Friday, June 3, 2022, from 10:00-11:00AM at the church. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham.

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Like the previous message from Maureen - I met Tommy at Fidelity Bond & Mtg in the 70s and we remained friends up until his recent passing. We shared our love for classical music and many vocal artists. I’m so glad I spoke to him days before he passed and wish I found out sooner about his services so that I could have attended to say goodbye to my dearest friend. RIP Tommy. Mike Wheeler

~ Mike Wheeler Ivyland, PA
6/8/2022 3:05:40 PM

I am deeply sorry and sad to hear about the passing of Tommy. We met in 1976 at Fidelity Bond and Mortgage. We worked together till 1984 when I had my first child. He was a dear friend to me all these years. Definitely the funniest person I know. He could tell a great story and everyone would be laughing. I felt like I knew his Mom and Mark. Talked about them all the time. My husband Dick and Tommy shared a great friendship as well. My prayers and thoughts are with Mark and all the people who loved him. He lived his religion. If you were lucky to know him you were a better person because of him. I will miss our phone calls. I have many memories of Tommy. He was a character. I will miss him. I was sorry to miss his mass. I know it was a send off fit for a king. I remember his Mothers mass. Absolutely the most beautiful mass I ever attended. Made me proud to be a Catholic. I have two masses for him in Wildwood. One in June and another July. Mark he was very proud of you . Sincerely, Maureen

~ Maureen DeCecco North Wildwood, Nj
6/4/2022 7:21:28 AM