Thomas Anthony Wetherall of West Tisbury died peacefully at home on April 30. He was 73.

He was born in Boston on April 17, 1950. He was raised in Watertown, where he graduated high school. He very much enjoyed maintaining his childhood friendships.

He went on to graduate from Boston State College with a degree in education. Throughout his life, he carried a passion for the art of the written word.

Tom dedicated much of his working life to the areas of construction and property management. He took great pride in the importance of fine details. He built a business in this field on Martha’s Vineyard, where had a residence for 40 years. He was proud of being an “Islander” and of establishing many relationships with clients and local businesses whom he came to call his friends.

Most of all, he valued time with his family and friends, whether it was in person or over long phone calls.

He would love to be remembered for his humor, laugh, smile, passion for traveling, nature, music, history and art, hard work, many years of being the oyster and clam shucking champion of the Agricultural Fair, and as a proud member of the Red Sox nation who passed his love for the team on to future generations.

Tom is survived by his daughters, Heidi Gates and her husband Dwight, Katrina Sutcliffe and her husband Ron, and Noelle Folse and her spouse Kayla, who will forever cherish his memory. He is also survived by his grandchildren whom were the pride and joy of his life; DJ, Maggie and Onalee Gates; Ethan and Nicholas Sutcliffe; and Luke, Beau, Vivienne and Jacques Folse.

His nieces Willow, Kristin and Emberly, together with Phillip Wetherall and Reinaldo and Debora Mota, will celebrate his life with love in their hearts.

He was predeceased by his beloved grandfather, Dr. Anthony Macaluso and his wife Carmella, aunt Gertrude Macaluso and his parents, Cyril and Lilianna Wetherall.

Services are being coordinated by his daughters and will be announced at a later date.

He was one of life’s greatest characters. His family offers a heartfelt thank you to all who cared, loved and shared in a part of Thomas Anthony Wetherall’s life.