Thomas William Barringer, 68, passed away in his home in Samsonville, New York, on May 21, 2023 due to pulmonary fibrosis. He died in his sleep tended by loved ones.
Born in Ellenville Hospital on September 14, 1954, Tom was a master carpenter of renowned skill who considered carpentry his creative expression. He loved working with wood and said he would never put down his tools until he died. Tom and his decades-long business partner, Tommy Albano, lived up to their company name “Faith Builders” with their unsullied reputation for skill and honesty.
Tom is survived by his brother Robert Barringer (Denise), nieces Whitney Santillo and Caitlin O’Brien (Tommy), five grandnieces and grandnephew, and many Barringer cousins who held him in high esteem. He is preceded in death by his parents Catherine (née Feltman), father Frank, and sister Jean.
Tom’s longtime companion Glenda Rose McGee, her son Dean, daughter-in-law Angela, and 3 grandchildren have cherished his steadfast devotion and will miss him deeply.
Services will be held for Thomas on Sunday, May 28 at Humiston Funeral Home located at 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, with a viewing beginning at 1:00 p.m. and a service beginning at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held immediately afterwards at the meeting hall across the street from the Samsonville United Methodist Church at 1983 County Route 3 (Samsonville Road), Olivebridge. Tom's burial and graveside service will be in Tongore Cemetery on Tuesday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m.