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Thomas Leo Marlborough, 81

Thomas Leo Marlborough, longtime resident of Bellingham, MA passed away surrounded by his loving family on February 13, 2022. He lived a full, beautiful life and was known as a man of great character and integrity. Mr. Marlborough was a lifelong educator, coach and high school administrator. He was born on July 8, 1940 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Son of the late T. Leo and Marie J. Marlborough.He grew up in Fitchburg and attended St. Bernard’s High School where he met Jean F. Pelland, the love of his life and devoted wife of 64 years. He quarterbacked the football team there to a then school best record of 7-1 in 1956 and through football he discovered a passion for coaching. After graduating from Fitchburg State University with a B.S. in Education, he began his teaching and coaching career in the Stoughton school system, teaching industrial arts and mechanical drawing while coaching football and Junior Varsity baseball during the years 1961-1964. At one point his baseball teams won 38 consecutive games.

From Stoughton, Mr. Marlborough moved on to Dover-Sherborn Regional High School where he taught Industrial Arts and became the head football coach 1966-1971. He performed a myriad of additional duties for the two towns, serving as summer Director of the Dover playground, coaching J.V. baseball and working as the Athletic Director for DSRHS. Mr. Marlborough went on to earn his Master’s degree in Education Administration, which he received from Framingham State University. He then served as Assistant Headmaster at the high school from 1971 until his retirement in 1996. When he became an administrator, he was asked to relinquish his football coaching duties and after three years, he came back to coach again from 1975-1978. His teams won two Tri Valley League titles during his tenures as head coach and he was an inaugural inductee into the Dover-Sherborn Hall of Fame.

Mr. Marlborough managed to be quite a hobbyist as well. He enjoyed collectibles of many kinds, especially stamps. He was an avid golfer and was two time captain of the Fitchburg State golf team where he lost exactly one match in his four years at the school. A long time member at Hopedale Country Club, Tom had great friends there and he enjoyed playing golf with his three sons. He authored a commemorative booklet chronicling the first fifty years of the club. He collected golf books, postcards and memorabilia and his two journeys to Scotland were meaningful, especially his time in St. Andrews. Tom Marlborough by definition was a great husband, family man and a person of faith. He was deeply passionate about helping students and athletes develop to their fullest potential. His service was rewarded by the number of men and women he would meet years later that related how his encouragement and mentoring had changed their lives. At Dover-Sherborn he was simply known as “The Rock”.

Mr. Marlborough is survived by his beloved wife Jean who was at his side every minute during his battle with cancer. They shared a lifetime of devotion and commitment to each other. He is also survived by three loving sons and their spouses, Michael and his wife Cynthia of Plymouth, Dan and his wife Carrie of Blackstone and Mark and his wife Susan living in Bellingham. Additionally blessed with six adoring grandchildren to whom he was known as “Gumpa”: Marissa living in New York City, Alison in Austin, TX, Daniel of Worcester, Brandon from Blackstone, Kaitlyn of San Antonio, TX and Jessica of Bellingham as well as three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Ann Toth of Jacksonville, FL and his two nieces. He will be greatly missed by those who had the good fortune of knowing him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10 A.M. at the St. Blaise Catholic Church 1158 South Main Street in Bellingham. A mask is required for church services. The burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Consigli Ruggiero Funeral Home at 46 Water St, Milford, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salmon Hospice 37 Birch St. Milford Ma 01757 or to the St. Blaise Renovation Fund 1158 South Main St. Bellingham MA 02019   


Guest Book

In the early 1970's we had no idea Mr. Marlborough was only 15 years older than us, his gravitas made him seem older. He was by necessity, if not by nature, a disciplinarian who used a stern approach to generate a reaction that could produce a result more in line with what was needed in a competitive world.., work. Anything less would've cheated every student who lacked discipline of their best chance to get a foundation of good habits under them. And though it went over a lot of heads (it was not a private school after all), his tough stance with regard to what he, and all of society had a right to expect of young adults did much good for many, and no harm to any. He was not the guy with whom you wanted to be caught out of step, or out of place, shirking or wandering unproductively. I'd been in both the metal shop & wood shop classes for credits and kept all of my fingers, but saw Mr. Marlborough as a man I could not think of without the 'Mr.' prefix, a level of formality he earned, along with a degree of fear for those wandering without a hall pass. Mr. Powers, the boys gym teacher at that time was by comparison a teddy bear, letting me take two gym classes every day during my last semester when I had a light course schedule to finish up. He coached our soccer team, and knew I needed the release and enjoyment of sport, although he may not have known why. In those days we worked hard to keep a terrible home life a secret. But Mr. Marlborough knew more than he ever admitted to, and preserved the boundaries of student privacy, a key responsibility of a Headmaster. As youngsters, many of us had all we could do just to stay near the track, let alone ON track. It was part of his job to help lost students find their way, to stay on track, and to get as much as they could out of the school experience... because life after High School is just the beginning, with miles to go before the end. So he helped the screw-ups, as much as the athletes, in each their own way. I didn't understand this entirely during High School. I was naturally aggressive and enjoyed the competitive nature of athletics. It's fun to be good at something. But I skated under the radar academically for the most part, and entertained a healthy respect for (fear of) Mr. Marlborough after he became Assistant Headmaster. But I had a surprise coming. A year after graduating, on a day when my girl and I were unoccupied, we decided to go visit our old school... not far to drive when you're at home in D, or S. We weren't sure if we'd be breaking any rules by walking through the school as non-students, but in the mid-1970's things were better than they are now. So we went in on the gym side, and walked around, saying hi to some kids from the grade below us who recognized us. And as we walked by the school office on our way out, who should we run into but... Mr. Marlborough. Who greeted us... cordially! With a nice smile, and a little chit-chat tossed in. This was different..! We were graduates, therefore we were in the WIN column for the administration's tenure. And we had also skipped the graduation ceremony to take a vacation, so he was happy to see we were alive and well. He was in such a good mood, I had no trouble asking him the question that had preyed on my mind for years. All of the testing we did... there was a lot of it in D, right up through Junior High. What was all of that constant testing? Was it IQ testing? I had been slightly worried that the answer to my question might remain as shrouded in mystery as the testing itself. But I had been hauled in to various special testing sessions above and beyond the regular testing we all took every year, and I wanted to know. The response was immediate and almost jovial. Mr. Marlborough quickly confirmed that the annual, and extra testing was related to IQ testing activity. Maybe he was surprised that someone was asking about it, or maybe he'd been asked many times before. But when I asked if they kept the results of the testing, he told me they certainly did, and asked us if we wanted our IQ scores..? I said it would be interesting, if it wasn't too much trouble for him to find them. He assured us it would just take a moment, and disappeared like smoke, going into his office for a minute, reappearing with two small folded paper slips. He handed one to each of us with a smile. 'There you go!' he said, smiling just like it was Christmas. Not the Tom Marlborough I'd held a healthy fear of at all. But we were alumni now, of a higher status. I asked dumbly, 'These are our IQ scores?' I'd often wondered if the testing results were even going to be available, or if they were secret. 'Yes, those are each of your scores', he said. I looked down at the folded piece of paper in my hand, and in my girlfriend's hand. She had graduated with straight A's, while I flew under the radar significantly below that. 'Can we look at them now?' I asked. He said, 'You can look now, or look later. It's up to you, those are your scores for you to take with you.' And then asked, 'Do you have any questions?' I looked at my girl, and down at the paper in my hand. I turned to her and said, 'We can look now.' I opened my paper slip, as did she, and read the number written there. Then instinctively we showed each other our numbers. I hadn't expected this at all, it was confusing. We looked again, holding our numbers side by side. It made no sense. I turned to Mr. Marlborough, who stood there awaiting my question, and said 'This can't be right..'. Without hesitation he returned, 'Yes it is, it's right.' I didn't expect to have to question my number, but I didn't think Mr. Marlborough would play a joke on us either. It was just... that it simply didn't compute, as Mr. Spock would say. Weakly I offered, 'But these scores, they're the same... and she's a straight A student.' I didn't have to say what kind of student I was, he knew I had dogged it and was a 2 point O and go, a C average at best. I swear his face cracked into a grin then, he seemed delighted as he said, 'I can assure you that the scores I've given you are correct.' It was like the end scene of 'It's A Wonderful Life', when the mayor tells Jimmy Stewart he won't be arrested for bank fraud after all. All smiles and good vibes. Before I could protest again, he saw it in my eyes, my feet rooted to the ground, and said, 'So, be happy... and take this with you out into the world. To do with as you may.' There was nothing more to say, the question had been asked and answered. We were on our own, after having been told our IQs measured in the 99th percentile. It was a lot to take in while knowing you're an under-achiever, whether by choice or circumstance. But it was not lost on me that the gregarious, even gleeful demeanor with which the news was delivered by Tom Marlborough, was at least in part due to the pleasure he took in delivering a huge injection of confidence to someone who he was confident could put it to use in some way. And he was so very right. Without having asked the question, and it being answered in the way it was, it's doubtful I'd have put in the effort to go earn a BS and MBA, or create the business & the technology I have, that he seemed to believe I could. I am grateful for how he handled our brief meeting that day, but he'd likely say it was all part of the job. And it is, but some just do the job better than others. Ain't it the truth...
Sherm White - Class of '73


A larger than life man, you earned the respect of us all. Whether we knew it at the time or not, it became clear that you cared for everyone and just wanted us to be the version of ourselves. You left such a legacy. Rest-in-Peace. Craig Comins ‘77
Craig Comins


I was one of many of Mr. Marlborough’s students and players who sought him out, both for advice and expressing gratitude, during HS and also long after. He filled a need I had for a mentor and a positive role model. I enjoyed seeing and speaking to him 2 years ago at the Hall of Fame induction of the 1971 Raiders Football TVL championship team. Best Teacher, Coach, and Man I’ve ever known!!
Dean Hillman ‘72


Like so many students at DSRHS, I had the privilege of playing for Coach Marlborough. The early years of Football at DS were challenging, frustrating and often times disappointing. For those of us who played for Coach Marlborough, those times were also filled with many positive, rewarding moments and experiences. Whether on the practice field, on game day, we all knew that we were in the midst of a very talented, dedicated and caring leader. Our teams never tasted victory on game day. Still, I always felt that I was playing for a true Champion. My life has been richer for those experiences. Thank you, Coach! Jeff Ovenden DSRHS '67
Jeff Ovenden DSRHS '67


Mr. Marlborough. The Rock. His voice carried so much weight. Sometimes it was calling drills on the field, sometimes speaking over a crackling intercom and sometimes it was the quiet tone in the principal’s office of a true leader who cared and who would always provide a fair, candid and perfectly clear assessment of the situation. He had one of the single greatest qualities of a leader: he listened. And when it was time for him to render a decision he had another essential quality: honesty. He will be missed. And he will not be forgotten. That voice will echo through the hallways and across the athletic fields of DS for generations. Godspeed.
Charlie Sennott


The best of Tom Marlborough no doubt lives on in those who had the chance to know him. I saw Tom in many ways: as my football coach; as a coaching peer; ands as my assistant headmaster when I began my teaching career at DS. Tom taught me about loyalty, compassion, integrity, love, and commitment, and he helped me find more in myself than I knew I had. He had a sign in our football locker room that said, “What you do speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.” The impressive legacy of this man who gave so much of himself to the students, athletes, and teachers at Dover-Sherborn does, indeed, speak for itself. Rest in peace, Tom.
K.C. Potts


Tom was a huge influence on my business career and I am sorry that he is gone. He set a beautiful example of how to treat people. He was honest, fair and kind. I am lucky to have shared 9 years of his "after school " career with him. Jean, I am sorry for your loss. Carolyn Sampou-Schmitz
Carolyn Schmitz


Tom taught us all one of life’s most important lessons through modeling... the capacity to forgive. Thank you Jean and family for sharing him with us. His sacrifices for the communities of Dover, Sherborn, and Boston can in no way be measured. Sadly, there will never be another “Rock”, but his impact lives on .... RIP Mr. Marlborough
Andrew Keough


Coach Marlbough Great coach, Great guy. A legend at DS High. My condolences to the family. He will be missed.
Ken McGill


He will be missed.
Chris Swift Class of 87


Mr. Marlborough, I just want to say thanks!!!!
Harry Rose


I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Marlborough. I send my prayers and thoughts to his family during this very sad, and difficult time. Mr. Marlborough was wonderful to everyone at Dover Sherborn. Rest In Please Mr. Marlborough. We shall meet again in God’s Kingdom. I was a member of the class of 1982.
Robert Beckwith


We send our heartfelt condolences to the Marlborough family. Mr Marlborough “The Rock” was a great influence on so many students and co workers and will forever be a legend at DS. He was not afraid to use discipline and hold us accountable for our actions yet be reasonable. He helped mold us into better people. He will be missed. Rob Sturgis (1979) & Jenn Cashen Sturgis (1985)
Rob Sturgis


Tom was my Head Football Coach, my trusted colleague, my Assistant Principal, my friend for more than 50 years. He was an outstanding gentleman and a very special individual. His door was always open, and he always listened and cared about everyone he knew and loved. We will miss you at the retiree lunches and all the good times we had when you came for a visit to northern NH. Rest peacefully, my friend. Jean and the boys, you are all in our prayers at this difficult time.
Bob and Linda Cain


Tom was my Head Football Coach, my trusted colleague, my Assistant Principal, my friend for more than 50 years. He was an outstanding gentleman and a very special individual. His door was always open, and he always listened and cared about everyone he knew and loved. We will miss you at the retiree lunches and all the good times we had when you came for a visit to northern NH. Rest peacefully, my friend. Jean and the boys, you are all in our prayers at this difficult time.
Bob and Linda Cain


I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Tom changed my life by nominating me for the first work study program at DSRHS in 1970. He was truly committed to bettering every student he met. I am forever grateful. John Slamin, class of 1971
John Slamin


It seems that all of Tom's friends and acquaintances have shown how special and cherished he was. I would also say that he was a man of integrity. He was firm when required, as well as a compassionate leader; an artist as well as an athlete. Tom made a positive impact on all he knew.
Pat Roberts-Chicklis


To a great leader and true winner and who set an example for thousands… R.I.P. TLM!
John Mott ‘71


Deepest condolences to the Marlborough family and to everyone who feels the impact of this loss. May his memory be a blessing.
Fernando Laguarda DS’84


Tom was such a presence. His kindness, warmth and understanding was just a small measure of who he was. He was genuine. He was a man of faith. He was dedicated, and he was fair. Tom was a legend at Dover- Sherborn High School. I thank him for his caring and support during the illnesses of my parents. His goodness lives on. Kind thoughts, condolences and prayers to Jean and family. Ann Koppeis Bowles
Ann Koppeis Bowles


So sorry to hear...a very fair man. Always had time for me. Tim Bertschmann 1986
Tim Bertschmann


I have many fond memories of Mr. Marlborough as a member of DS class of 1986. You always knew that everyone respected him, and I see that in many of the posts here. May you RIP, and may his memory be a blessing to all who mourn.
Maria Laguarda Stearns


I am so sorry, to hear of Mr. Marlborough's passing. May he rest in peace.
Trish Oneil


With heartfelt condolences - Rest in peace.
The Dover Police Association


I’m so sad to hear of The Rock’s passing. I was always afraid to get in trouble by him, but when I did, I was so grateful for his compassion and discipline. It was always a joy to see him everyday coming into school , my last year. It was also heartwarming to me that he showed me his fondness of my older brother when I was in school, I remembered that when my he died in 2001… Always a treasure… Rachel Kaup Hammonds ‘89
Rachel Kaup Hammonds


To Mike and Family, Even though I never had the pleasure to meet your Dad in person, I always knew he was a wonderful man of true character and kindness as you are a true representation of the same caliper of man Mike. Your Dad is always in your heart and will be watching over you and your family with pride as your Golden Angel. Sending love and prayers.
Michelle Smith and Family


I enjoyed getting to know Tom as he is my best friends dad. We played golf together a few times. Tom exemplified what it means to be a good person and father. A gentleman a good sport a straight shooter a charmer with a quick smile a man of many interests and talents. I consider myself fortunate to have known Tom.The world was better with him in it. I’m encouraged by what he has left behind…A beautiful family that will carry forward his values and love of life.
Rick Smith


To Mike and Family, Even though I never had the pleasure to meet your Dad in person, I always knew he was a wonderful man of true character and kindness as you are a true representation of the same caliper of man Mike. Your Dad is always in your heart and will be watching over you and your family with pride as your Golden Angel. Sending love and prayers.
Michelle Smith and Family


I’ve worked as Vice Principal for 18 years and had The Rock in my mind so often, asking myself, how did Mr. Marlborough do it? I will remember him and the way he worked with students so successfully, until I retire. A huge supporter of Zach’s Pack all these years and always checking in on me at work, I will miss our conversations. Rest In Peace to The Rock. You lived well. You made a difference for so many who traveled through the DS hallways for decades and long afterwards. . Zach Galvin DS Class of 1988
Zach Galvin


Mr Marlborough was a great man and was so kind to my family when our oldest brother, Alan, died in 1990. He handled our family tragedy with love, respect and kindness. He was a great man who made the world a better place.
Lewis "Weej" Mudge - DSHS '95


Mr Marlborough was a great man and was so kind to my family when our oldest brother, Alan, died in 1990. He handled our family tragedy with love, respect and kindness. He was a great man who made the world a better place.
Lewis "Weej" Mudge - DSHS '95


Tom was an outstanding friend, golfer and gentleman. We met in Myrtle Beach and played many rounds of golf together as well had dinners, went to shows, attended Mass and enjoy all our times together. He was the finest man I have known. I, along with all the other golfers, who played with him in Myrtle Beach will miss him, as will all others who have ever met him.
Bobbie and Jack Dolan


Others have mentioned Tom's kindness, one of his great attributes. As a teacher at DS, I sometimes had to refer students to Mr. Marlborough for discipline. Tom always listened carefully to both parties and made good suggestions about how to make things better. I also saw him work with "problem" students over the course of 4 years, with the result that they gained in maturity and respect for themselves and others. I think this made him a standout as an administrator.
Elinor Jarrell


Yes a great man in so many ways. He came to my father's wake and I couldn't help but think how my father would have appreciated him being there along with the rest of us. The true measure of his integrity and strength is reflected by the remarks in this guest book. He affected so many and such a diverse group of great people as I read these comments. Thank you. You will not be forgotten.
Tom Valinote


My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Greg Weir


My sympathies to the Marlborough family. Though I didn’t know him well, I had the honor of playing varsity baseball with his son Mike. I always respected Mike’s level of integrity and ‘ways of a good man’. It is clear where that came from. God Bless.
Kyle Knierim


Getting caught by the "Rock"was not anyone's intention but the benefits always outweighed the consequences. We just didn't know it then. Rest in Peace Mr. Marlborough you will be missed but never forgotten.
Tony Tizzano DSHS '77


Our Dad was the Director of Guidance at Walpole HS for more than 30 years and always had the the utmost respect for Mr. Marlborough’s professionalism, compassion and support of educators and students. He was a renaissance man… appreciating and valuing adolescents, their education and the arts.
Joan Turley Woods


Our Dad was the Director of Guidance at Walpole HS for more than 30 years and always had the the utmost respect for Mr. Marlborough’s professionalism, compassion and support of educators and students. He was a renaissance man… appreciating and valuing adolescents, their education and the arts.
Joan Turley Woods


Our Dad was the Director of Guidance at Walpole HS for more than 30 years and always had the the utmost respect for Mr. Marlborough’s professionalism, compassion and support of educators and students. He was a renaissance man… appreciating and valuing adolescents, their education and the arts.
Joan Turley Woods


Our Dad was the Director of Guidance at Walpole HS for more than 30 years and always had the the utmost respect for Mr. Marlborough’s professionalism, compassion and support of educators and students. He was a renaissance man… appreciating and valuing adolescents, their education and the arts.
Joan Turley Woods


Mike and Susan, your dad will be sorely missed by so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Heaven got a great angel in the Rock, may he Rest In Peace. Jenn Cashen Sturgis ‘85, Rob Sturgis ‘79
Jenn Sturgis


Jean, Michael, Dan & Mark, Our deepest condolences on the loss of Tom; a truly great man. They don't make men like Tom Marlborough anymore. Tough as nails but with a heart of gold he was truly a person who had such a profound positive impact on everyone he met. He was my father's best friend and was always there to my family during my father and brother's passing. His true caring and devotion to all of us is something I will never forget. Tom was larger than life; always caring, supremely loyal and a man of unquestioned character, the world is sadder without him today. But to all of us who were so fortunate to have been touched by him our lives our better for having known him.
Jeff & Betty Ann Wakely


Always The Rock to us. Thank you for the encouragement, guidance, and leadership. A role model that was also a friend. You and your family are in our thoughts. L
Deb King Garber, DS Class of ‘89


Mr. Marlborough you we’re truly one of a kind. You will be remembered by countless individuals blessed to have known you. In your world, everyone mattered. It didn’t make a difference who they were or what they were. You knew them, acknowledged them and will always be held in the highest regard. I’m so grateful to have spoken with you in December. Your body may have been weak, but your spirit was strong as ever. Our condolences to your family~Barbara Wider Timothy, Christopher, Kathy and Jennifer Wider.
Barbara Wider Bell


Jessica, I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. My heart and healing prayers go out to you and your family, especially your grandmother. May she find peace in the happy memories in coming days.
Tammy, Rob, and Cam Cooper


Tom: a loving husband, dad, Gumpa, friend, educator, and coach; memories of you make us smile. We are forever grateful to have been part of your life.
Coach “P” 😊


I have nothing but fond memories and great respect for Mr. Marlborough. I am so fortunate to have him as a role model in school. Truly a one of a kind great man❣️
Deirdre Aronson


Dear Jean: It is with Heart Felt Sympathy that I convey my feelings to You for the loss of your “One Love” ! It seems like yesterday in Bellingham 1955 that we came together as couples, almost the Beginning of Parenting. Now here we are facing the lonely road ahead except for the love and support of friends. Lorraine and Mary only a call away. Blessings to you THREE, Love Charlie’s
Charlie Haley


Tom Marlborough was my football coach, my shop teacher and a quiet leader. His understated smile will be remembered always. Rest in peace.
Karl Pease '67


Even though we were born two days apart in 1940, he was like a big brother to me in my early days at D-S. I will miss him and my thoughts are with Jean and the boys. We've all lost a great guy.
Charlie Chicklis


Rest in peace Mr. MarlboroughYou weresuch a memorable person. One memory that sticks out the most that’s when I came to you and asked if I could be on the football team. He was kind enough to say he’d check into it. The answer was no. I was told it was unsafe for there was too much physical contact. I was heartbroken. But he was so kind about it. 💕💕
Linda Jennett Perusse


My deepest condolences to the Marlborough family. We've lost a good one. Tom was a great man - administrator, coach, parent. He was great blend of empathy - he really listened to students - and discipline. (Anyone who watched him coaching - even us x-country runners - quickly saw this.) Seeing the warm remembrances that others have written confirms what we all knew - he was a heart and soul of the high school. Rest in peace, Tom.
Keith Belton '79


Tom was one of the first people I met after moving to the Boston area. He became not only a good friend but a colleague and business partner. I feel so fortunate that our bond remained long after I left D-S. My thoughts go out to Jean and the boys. The memories of my time with Tom and his wonderful family will be with me always.
Mike Caiazza


A GREAT MAN -- "WHO TRUELY VALUED THE CHILDREN "
STEPHEN R ANGIULO RADIERS


Mr. Marlborough, You are appreciated and will be missed by all the Burkes who you helped, not even knowing, by your good example of how to be a man with honor and integrity. Thanks to "The Rock". :)
Bobby Burke, DS class of 1982


He was a wonderful teacher and I believe he was my softball coach in 8th grade. Rest In Peace Mr. Marlboro. See you on the flip side. 😊😊
Kathleen Mills Grandusky.


Mr. Marlborough will certainly live on forever within many a DSRHS students; what a awesome legacy for such a great individual!!! Tom asked only one thing from the people whose life he was involved in ~ that was to always give it your best, because he gave you nothing less than his best as well!!! Rest In Peace Coach
Michael A. King


Tom Marlborough influenced my life in so many ways! I still remember so many “life lessons” that he taught me as a coach, a teacher and as a respected mentor! RIP Good Sir!! Cheers 🙏❤️🌟 Rick Jennett Class of 71 TVL Tri-Champs
Rick Jennett


Mr Marlborough was a wonderful man. Whenever I think of him I picture him as a man of great stature, a man 7 feet tall! Kathy Dr just lost another great man.
Debbie Parziale


Mr Marlborough was a wonderful man. Whenever I think of him I picture him as a man of great stature, a man 7 feet tall! Kathy Dr just lost another great man.
Debbie Parziale


I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Marlborough passing. I will always remember him as a kind and caring role model for all his students, even if we tested his patience at times. We all benefited greatly by his support and guidance. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Class of 78.
Joanna (Burke) Sherblom


A truly amazing man that helped me see what was important in life. I honestly don't know where I would be today without his gentle guidance and perpetual patience.
Marc Angelucci class of '95


Wow. You helped me so so Much at Dover Sherborn. I was what you’d call a “trouble maker”. I’m now 18 years sober from booze, have my Masters in Education, and am happy. I attribute my early years guidance to you Tom. Ha. Never called you that before. Rest well. You are missed in Vermont
Jake Petrasch


Tom Marlborough was a true gentleman, a man who treated everyone with great respect, and an administrator and educator to be admired. I will remember his warm smile and sense of humor always. May he rest in peace. Rita Allegretto
Rita M. Allegretto


As a young and new school administrator at DS, Dick and Tom became close friends and mentors. How lucky that High School faculty was to have that dynamic duo! In turn, they loved each member of their professional staff. God has a Quarterback for his/her football team. Tom will always "run off tackle". He's the kind of man that would knock you down, then pick you up and give you a hug. My heart goes out to Jean and family.
John Moore


Tom was the best a man can be. He inspired his faculty and his students to be the best they could be.
Chris DuBose


We were so sorry to hear about the ROCK. For Judy and I, he was an exceptionally kind person. We loved his stories, he always had a new one, when we got together. For me, I always appreciated how he would try coach me when we were golfing. He was amazingly competitive. I always looked forward to the days we would get together for a round of golf. Mostly, I always felt like I was part of the family, whenever we would get together. We will miss seeing him very much. SFAM.
Michael & Judy Gauthier.


41 years later I can say that he made a mark on my path in life as I'm sure many others. Strong with his advice but kind in his message. I'm thankful for the passion and dedication he showed every day in his role at DS. We are all better people because of him..rest in peace.. Johanna P. Brabham Class of 1981
Johanna P. Brabham


Truly one of the best educators, coach, mentor, and friend that we at DS were fortunate to have. To this day, I still try to emulate his superb printing skills. He was known for his great sign off….TLM. He will be missed. Thank you, Mr. Marlborough
Vincent D’Eramo


There aren’t enough superlatives to characterize this man. Whether as a father, a husband, a coach, an educator or a friend, Tom represents all that is good about human beings. I loved his toughness as much as his sensitivity and compassion, his loyalty and dedication as much as his athleticism and interest in the arts. Just a great individual who will certainly be missed.
Don Cannon


Mr Marlborough., Tom such a role model for all he touched for so many years. The students ,faculty and everyone connected to DS were blessed to know him Such many wonderful memories Anne Picardo
Anne picardo


Thinking of Michael as well. Lou
Lou Dittami


Known by friends, faculty and students as "the Rock", he was truly our rock. He took gentle care of all of us. Thinking of Jean and Mark, and Dan at this sad time.
Lou Dittami


Coach Marlborough was an outstanding Coach, Administrator and most of all man. In all walks of his life while I knew him respect followed his every move. He could be tough as nails but there was a soft very kind side underneath. I respected and loved him for all he taught me about football and life
Matt Mayo


I will fondly remember Tom not only as a great family friend, but also as a mentor as I started my career after college. Thoughts and prayers to his family and all who loved him.
Kathi Davin


I will fondly remember Tom not only as a great family friend, but also as a mentor as I started my career after college. Thoughts and prayers to his family and all who loved him.
Kathi Davin


Tom was a wonderful man, as a coach, a mentor, a teacher, and an administrator. I had the great fortune to play for him the last season of his first stint (1971), and then coach with him the last year of his second stint (1978). He made both playing and coaching football a lot of fun, and made going to school at Dover-Sherborn a lot of fun as well. Rest In Peace
George Wakeman’74


I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Marlborough's passing. He was so good to me in HS (class of 83). I will forever remember his kindness. He was a great man 💞 RIP
Lori Lannigan-Comiskey


One of a kind. You could not have known him, and not respect and love the man.
Roger Billings


You will be missed by so many. You were and still an inspiration to me since we met in 1969. May you RIP.
Tripp Turchon class of 1970


He was a kind and caring person. I admired him very much.
Jan Genosi


In our lives, we are fortunate to encounter a very small number of very SPECIAL people - people who make all the others around them better, in every way. Tom was clearly one of them. RIP, my friend.
Joe Davin


I am so sad to hear you are gone! You were one of a kind and I will never forget you. May you rest in peace Ann Errico Reading
Ann Errico Reading


To the Marlborough family. Tom was such a great man. You will never know how much he helped and influenced me at DS. He will always be in my heart. I would not be where I am today with out him. Thank you for sharing him. Joanne LaMacchia McCarter
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