Thomas A. Schroder, 63

Feb 6, 2022

Thomas A. Schroder, 63, of Mattapoisett, died Feb. 1, 2022, in St.

Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. He was the husband of Birgitt Schroder and the

son of the late Angelika and Horst Schroder.

He was born in Berlin, Germany. He went to an American International School in Dusseldorf where he grew up. In 1977, he came to the United States to attend Bradford College in Haverhill, MA. There he made many friends that stayed with him his entire life. That, and the love he had for this country, made him stay. He moved to Williamsport, PA, back to Salem, MA, and then Farmington, CT, before moving to Mattapoisett in 1987 and making that his home.

Tom worked as a salesman his whole life, his love and knowledge for trucks and people made him a great salesman which was appreciated by many. Tom had a positive outlook on life and the greatest patience. His family could ask him anything at any time and he always had an answer.

He was passionate about music, barbequing and gardening with his family. He left a big

impression on many but will be missed most by his family. 

Tom leaves behind his wife, Birgitt Schroder; 4 sons, Marcus Schroder, Simon Schroder and his wife Elizabeth, Julian Schroder and Emerson Schroder all of Mattapoisett; a sister, Carolyn Foerster of Dusseldorf, Germany; a brother, Oliver Schroder of Lembruch, Germany; 3 nephews, Felix Schroder, Vincent Schroder and Fynn Foerster.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham.  To leave a message of condolence visit: