A memorial service has been set for Tom Healey, the vice president of New Jersey-based Marine Unlimited. As reported on speedonthewater.com, Healey, died at his home in Beverly, N.J., early in the morning of Dec. 5. He was 53 years old.
Healey’s service is set for Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 910 Marne Highway (Rt. 537) in Hainesport, N.J.
Tom Healey (far right) with his client Michael Ciasulli (next to Healey) and friends.
A Celebration of Life event for the beloved high-performance powerboat concierge, who was well known in the go-fast boating community from coast to coast, will be held later this month. The date for that memorial has yet to be finalized according to Bernie Neuhaus, a longtime Healey friend in the Garden State.
“He’s going to be cremated,” Neuhaus wrote in a post on the Speedonthewater Friends Facebook group page today. “His mother is going to give us some of his ashes in an urn and we’re going to do a Celebration of Life somewhere around here as soon as we receive his ashes.”
The loss of Healey sent members of the performance-boating community, from client Brad Benson to photographer Tim Sharkey, reeling with grief. Pete Mazzo, a close friend and longtime client of the noted concierge, poignantly summed up the community’s collective feeling of loss and mourning on his Facebook page.
“A great friend was taken from us without warning and we are all left in shock,” Mazzo wrote. “Tom Healey was not only a great mechanic, but a fantastic friend and supporter of the boating community. We together formed a great bond, one that will not be broken through any circumstances. With much sorrow, Tom took a piece of us with him. Remember Tom, full throttle—always. You will be missed greatly not only by me but by my family and all our friends as well. Until next time, rest in peace pal.”