Family Robbed During Father's Wake, TJ Callahan's To Help Out

Cover charge from show Saturday night will be donated to the Fleury family.

A Tewksbury family, already reeling from the untimely death of their husband and father, received another jolt when they returned home after his wake Tuesday night.

Their home had been burglarized.

Tewksbury Police are investigating the break-in at 117 Elm St., a home Wayne Fleury had shared with his wife Laura and their children.

The wake, attended by hundreds of mourners, took place Tuesday evening at the Tewksbury Funeral Home on Main Street. Laura Fleury returned home to find her home ransacked and many items of value, both monetary and sentimental, gone.

Items taken included a wallet, a safe, an iPad, an iPod, a camera, an Xbox game system, a Wii game system, personal memorabilia, and a lap top computer. That lap top had belonged to Wayne Fleury and included family photos and music projects that Wayne, a musician and DJ, had been working on.

T.J. Callahan's Pub, owned by Fleury family friend Dawn Callahan, has stepped up to help the family during this difficult time.

The pub will be hosting the bands Dawghouse and Forget The Former on Saturday, Dec. 15, starting at 6 p.m. Forget The Former is referring to it as their "End of the World" concert, alluding to the belief held by some that the Mayans predicted the world would end on Dec. 21, 2012.

Callahan says that 100 percent of the cover charges from the Dec. 16 show would be donated to the Fleury family. Also, there will also be a 50/50 drawing along with raffles, with all proceeds going to the Fleury family.For more information, email petergretchen@gmail.com.

In addition donations made be made to the Wayne P. Memorial Fund c/o
Lowell Five Bank, Tewksbury, Mass. 01876.

robert wilson December 16, 2012 at 08:07 PM
It used to be a very common thing for scum bags to rob homes during funerals, that's one reason the papers stopped printing address' of the deceased. It still hasen't stopped some though.
Mary December 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I don't think the address in the paper was the reason the house was robbed. In my opinion this was an inside job. The perpetrators I think knew exactly what was in the home and took advantage of fact that the family would be out of the house to get what they wanted. I hope they find the sleaze-balls that did this thing to a family already facing a tragic death.
robert wilson December 17, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I don't believe I said their address was in the paper, addresses used to be put in papers years ago but were stopped because of scumbags using them to rob.
Jane Smith December 18, 2012 at 06:55 PM
David Morris how do you it was gina murray and chris Hutchinson. I hope they post their pictures in the paper so the world can see what the real meaning of white trash looks like. While they were bieng total scum bags the reat of the town came together for the Fleury family to show them that there are still go poeple in the world. To bad the Ct. shooter shot all those poor kids when we had two prefect people that need to be shot
Laura Fleury December 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I would like to thank everyone for their love and support towards my family during this difficult time. Wayen was such an amazing man, husband, father, friend, who was loved by so many. To all of you who came to the wake and waited in line for over an hour to pay respect has touched me more than you will ever know. The fundraisers, donations, and gifts that we have received leave me speechless for words. Love to all of you for doing what you did, even in these tough times. Let's keep Wayne's memory alive with his music and his favorite saying "Good, and you". With all our love The Fleury Family


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