Thomas A. Foligno

20 February, 19374 June, 2021
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Thomas A. Foligno, 84, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 4, 2021. Born on February 20, 1937 in New Britain, a son of the late Nicholas and Lucille (Giannini) Foligno, he was the youngest of 10 children. Tom was the beloved husband of Jean (Colangelo) Foligno for 46 years. Tom was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a faithful communicant of St. Dominic Church, where he served as Eucharistic Minister. He enjoyed woodworking, playing and listening to music, and working at the church. Above all things, his family was his greatest joy in life and he considered every moment with them precious. Throughout his life, he used his woodworking skills to create many beautiful items for his family and his church. He was employed for 28 years as a cabinetmaker at Modern Woodcraft. He was a member of the Carpenters Union. He will be remembered for his quick wit and fantastic sense of humor, for his love of life, family, friends and his community. Tom will be dearly missed by his wife Jean, son Michael Foligno and his wife Colleen of Dover, NH. daughter Tammy Madore and her husband Ken of Southington, and Beth Raczynski who was like a daughter, grandchildren Brandyn and Matthew Madore, Thomas and Daniel Foligno, Avery and Owen Atkinson, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his 5 sisters and 4 brothers.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory can be made to: St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Rd. Southington CT 06489 or National Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 676910, Dallas TX 75267-6910 or visit

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 8 from 4-8 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. For online condolences and directions, please visit


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Joanne Listro

10 June 2021

I will always remember Tom from Saint Dominic’s, always with a smile, always kind. I will miss seeing him at the 10:00 mass on Sundays. My condolences to his family.

Lisa Foligno

7 June 2021

Aunt Jean and family-
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Uncle Tom's smile and the big hugs he would give every time I saw him. He will be missed by all who knew him. I'm certain he will be looking over all of you.
With Sympathy
Lisa Cervone Foligno

Donald Ramsay

6 June 2021

Holly and I send our deepest sympathies to the Foligno family. Tom was a very talented and faithful employee for Modern Woodcrafts for many years. We felt a great loss at Modern Woodcrafts when he retired.

Rudolph Niksa

6 June 2021

Tom was not only a mentor to but also a great friend . There hasn’t been a day that goes by in which he hasn’t been in my thoughts weather it was something that had to do with our craft or something to do with life. One can only wish to be a man like him ,one of integrity and skill . My deepest condolences go out to his family . The world and our craft will never fill the void of micrometer Tom .Thank you for being in my life Tom ,

John LaPre

6 June 2021

A very compassionate and talented man, he wasn’t shy and shared his extensive knowledge of the trade with me.
Thanks Tom RIP

Gerald L Pelletier

6 June 2021

I offer my deepest sympathies to Tom’s wife and family. Tom was a devoted employee of Modern Woodcrafts for 28 years and he will be remembered well. May God bless him and May He Rest in Peace!

Sandy Sylvester

6 June 2021

Dear Jean and Family;
John and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of Tommy’s family. The few times we were in his company, he was funny, kind and made us feel part of the family.
We know he is with our Lord and you will be comforted by your friends and wonderful family.
With sincere condolences
John and Sandy Sylvester
(Andy & Maryann’s neighbors)

Kathleen Kavanaugh

6 June 2021

My love and prayers are with you and your family. Your son Micheal and Colleen will forever be in my heart for their care , love , and support they gave me during a difficult night. I know those loving and special traits came from a special man, who taught him well. Be at peace and love to you all. 🙏❤️🙏

Barbara Pucci

5 June 2021

Tom is one of the nicest men I have ever known. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He left a wonderful legacy for everyone to follow. We will miss him so much. An angel has now gone to heaven.

Michelle Housman

5 June 2021

I have been so blessed to have grown up having him as my Uncle. Every memory that I have of him is a happy one - Uncle Tom was the most wonderful man- always loving, kind & funny. He was an angel when he was here with us and will continue to be looking over us all from heaven.
We love you Uncle Tom and will miss you dearly❤️
Michelle & Michael

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