Thomas Kee’s Club experience provided him with memories that have lasted his entire life and with friends he may not have met otherwise. “I met and formed childhood friends from all walks of life,” says Thomas. He grew up on Mason Ave. in Worcester and attended the Ionic Ave Clubhouse from 1940-1948. He and his brother, Richard, played basketball every day after school with Club staff such as Charlie Bunker. A skilled basketball player in his youth, Thomas admits his only regret was not joining the Whiz Kids basketball team.
His favorite memories of the Club always involved the time he spent with Richard. “My brother and I did everything together at the Boys Club, which brought us even closer together. This lasted our whole lives until he passed away in 2016.”
He worked at Merrill Lynch for 63 years, before eventually retiring as a Vice President. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Thomas achieved a lot of success personally. He shared fifty-nine wonderful years with his wife and had three children. He also sat on the Rhode Island State Health Services Council for 4 years and served as President of INSIGHT Vision Rehabilitation for two.