Thomas H. Hottleman, Jr.


Thomas H. Hottleman, Jr., 79

Dateline: Mansfield, MA

Thomas H. Hottleman, Jr., age 79, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Saint Joseph Manor Health Care in Brockton. He was the beloved husband of Joanne C. (McRae) Hottleman, to whom he was wed on June 26, 1965.

Born in Boston, MA on August 19, 1940, he was a loving son of the late Thomas H., Sr. and Alice M. (Spacone) Hottleman.

Tom grew up in South Boston and was a 1958 graduate of Hyde Park High School. During the time of the Vietnam War, he proudly served his country for four years as a member of the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged on March 6, 1959 with the rank of Airman Second Class and resumed his studies; graduating from Bridgewater State College.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Hottleman was the proud and successful owner of T.H. Hottleman & Associates, specializing in retirement planning and also taught the subject of science at Mansfield public schools and twenty years at Norwood public schools. He was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and often spoke on investments at the Massachusetts Teachers summer conference.

A familiar face in the Mansfield community where he had made his home for the past fifty-three years, Tom was a member of the Mansfield and Norton VFW, the Falmouth Elks and a former member of the Mansfield Elks.

Tom loved spending the summer months at his family’s home in Falmouth, traveling with family and friends and the dogs that adorned his home throughout the years. He was also a big sports fan who enjoyed golf, racquetball and playing in men’s softball leagues.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted children Thomas M. Hottleman and his wife Andrea of Mansfield, Lisa A. Merriam of Rehoboth, Tracey L. Mullett and her husband Jeremy, Sr. of Woonsocket, RI and Elisabeth Conlon of Quinebaug, CT. He was the proud grampy of Matthew, Alicia, and Rebecca Hottleman, Melissa and Steven Merriam and Samantha Cummings, Jeremy, Jr., Cain and Jamie Mullett. He was the dear brother of the late Charles H. Hottleman, who is survived by his wife Janet Hottleman of Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Brain Tumor Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Please write checks payable to Dana-Farber Brain Tumor Research in memory of Thomas H. Hottleman, Jr. To give online, please visit

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