Thomas A. Caldwell, DMD, 85

February 9, 2024

Dr. Thomas A. Caldwell, DMD, 85, formerly of Lexington and Concord, passed away on February 4, 2024.  He was the devoted husband for 54 years of Sharon (Malloy) Caldwell. 

Tom was born in Concord on October 30, 1938 as the son of the late Malcolm and Bertha (Lorimer) Caldwell.  After graduating from Concord High School in 1957, Tom attended the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  After serving his Internship and Residency, he received his Board Certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Tom was Chief of Oral Surgery at the U.S. Army Hospital in Germany.  He was assigned to the 351st General Hospital at Hanscom AFB and served active duty while stationed at Fort Hood. 

Tom was a founding partner of Cail-Caldwell Associates, a private oral surgery practice in Concord and Lexington.  During his professional life, he was affiliated with Emerson Hospital. 

A family man, his proudest accomplishment was fulfilling his roles as dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.  Tom was happiest spending time with family and friends at the lake house in Meredith, NH.  It was here that he cultivated family values and traditions that will remain in place by those he loved. 

In addition to his wife, he will be forever missed by his three children, Dr. Gregory Caldwell and his wife Lynne, Kristine O’Keeffe and her husband Colin and Andrea Beaulieu and her husband Marc, his grandchildren, Claire, Sean, Andrew and Brendan Caldwell, Caroline, Lizzie and Norah O’Keeffe, and Griffin and Kate Beaulieu, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister Jean, and brothers Malcolm, Bruce, Douglas and Richard.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours on Thursday, February 15th from 4 to 7 pm at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center.  His funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16th at 11 am in Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord Center.  Private burial at Oakland Cemetery in Meredith, NH. 

Concord’s Town Flag will fly at half-staff on February 16, 2024 in honor of Tom’s service in the Army. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project ( or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research  ( )

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.  For Tom’s full obituary and online guestbook, please visit