Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, 43, of Grafton and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Frances Ann (McGrath) and Benjamin Porter Tomlin of Ft. Myers, FL.
BJ worked as a retail merchandiser for Acosta. He loved Nascar, the Boston Bruins, reading, and playing trivial pursuit.
Besides his parents, BJ is survived by his aunts and uncles, Barbara Lombard, Paul Tomlin, Agnes Tomlin, Margaret Hayes, Jean and Steve Hendrix of Westboro, and Tom and Terry McGrath of Uxbridge. He also leaves behind his cousins, Tim McGrath, Bob and Ree McGrath of Milford and the Canty family of Hopkinton. He is predeceased by his grandparents, his uncles, Jim and William McGrath, and his cousin Brad Canty of Hopkinton.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club, 252 Wood St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Canty Underdog Scholarship Fund, 5 Cunningham St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, http://www.chesmorefuneralhome.com