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Thomas Craughwell Obituary

Thomas J. Craughwell
Thomas J. Craughwell
Thomas J. Craughwell

July 11, 1956 - June 13, 2018
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Bethel, CT


Craughwell, Thomas J., age 61 of Bethel, CT on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

He was born in Chicago, IL, on July 11, 1956, and had previously resided in Hawthorne, NJ. A graduate of Montclair State University, and New York University, Tom was the author of more than 35 non-fiction books including Stealing Lincoln’s Body and Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulee. He was a recognized expert on the Roman Catholic Church and had appeared on CNN and other news shows.

Tom is survived by his parents, Ambrose and Marilyn Craughwell, his sisters, Karen Jefferys and Kathleen Craughwell-Varda (John), and his niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Nathanial Varda.

Funeral will be departing at 9:00am on Monday, June 18, 2018 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, for a 9:30am funeral mass at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at the George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Mass requests in Tom’s name or donations to the charity of your choice.



Browning-Forshay Funeral Home
557 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ US 07506
Sunday, June 17, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Anthony's RC Church
276 Diamond Bridge Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ US 07506
Monday, June 18, 2018
9:30 AM
George Washington Memorial Park
253 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ US 07653
Monday, June 18, 2018


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