Thomas “Tommy” P. Vahey of Cochranville

Thomas “Tommy” P. Vahey

Thomas “Tommy” P. Vahey

Thomas “Tommy” P. Vahey, 71, of Cochranville, died Thursday, Sept. 24, at his home.  He was the husband of Roberta Work Vahey, with whom he shared 24 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Michael and the late Sabina (Shevlane) Vahey.

Tommy was a 1962 graduate of Bonner High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University. He was a longtime bartender in the area and eventually owned his own restaurant, Seamus Mulligans Pub in Kennett Square. He was a longtime active member of Brandywine Baptist Church and the Concord Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. 0625. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family and friends, especially his dog Maggie-Mae.

Survivors include in addition to his wife, three brothers, Joseph (Pat), Harold (Regina), and Michael “Jack” (Ginny); two sisters, Joan McCray and Mary Mallee; five daughters, Traci Nardo of Newark, Jodi Vahey (Paul Pappili) of Wilmington, Kelly Vahey of Leland, N.C., Robyn Welsh (Scott) of West Grove, and Anita Snow (John) of Kennett Square; one son, Anthony Pannell (Kim) of Kennett Square; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one great-grandson.  He was predeceased by one sister, Kathleen “Cass” Lyons.

You are invited to visit with Tommy’s family and friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc, (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348 and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct 2 at the Brandywine Baptist Church 1463 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA, 19317.  His funeral service will follow 11 a.m. Friday, at the church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the church at P.O. Box 162 Chadds Ford, PA 19317. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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