Thomas McCarthy peacefully passed away from this Earth on April 11th in the presence of Barbara, his wife of 55 years and his loving family. Tom was a builder, a farmer, a researcher and a tireless adventurer who's travels took him to more than 50 countries, spanning 6 continents.
Tom's passions led him to pursue documenting stories of the people and history of New Mexico: During his 84 years on Earth he created a memorable archive on artists, writers, educators and scientists many of whom resided here in New Mexico. Much of this work was for the Museum of New Mexico where Tom was employed for 35 years and where he established the museum's first video department.
At home his movie camera was focused on his family. He chronicled the everyday moments, his many pets, the growing fruit trees and the many building projects on his beloved farm outside of Santa Fe where he lived for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, his children Zane, Megan, Kate and Amanda and his precious grandchildren who brought him great happiness.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a nonprofit that plants trees. Tom left a legacy of dedication and passion for us to enjoy and be inspired by. May we all be blessed to share our own gifts so freely.
The Family of Thomas McCarthy has entrusted the care of their beloved one to Avista Cremation & Burial "where healing begins".
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