OBITUARY

Phillip J. Tostarelli

May 2, 1950January 15, 2019
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On Jan. 15, 2019, Phillip “Phil” Tostarelli passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Phil, 68, will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Jaime, and was a wonderful father to all of their children, Marianne and her husband Brian, Phillip, Stephanie and her husband Joshua, Kelsey and her husband Courtney; and stepdaughters Kyle, Danielle and her husband Paul and Michelle. Phil will also be forever remembered by his sister Rosemary, brother Frank, his 12 grandchildren, two nephews, as well as many other family members and very dear friends. Phil was predeceased by his parents Phillip Tostarelli and Viola DeMarco Tostarelli.

Phil spent his childhood in East Hartford, Connecticut where he still has family and many childhood friends. This is where he got his start as a mechanic and eventually went to work at Pratt & Whitney (East Hartford & Middletown), until he retired after 32 years.

Phil was more than just a talented mechanic, he could fix anything! He was always willing to take the time to help and teach others and those he taught will always remember his lessons throughout their lives.

Most recently, Phil and Jaime spent their well-earned retirement traveling, making wine and spending time at their house in Paamul, Mexico. He loved music, parties and was quite literally the life of the party. Never afraid to be himself, he could often be found on the dance floor with Jaime or singing a Motown tune during Karaoke. His greatest passion, aside from spending time with friends and family, was fishing. He loved being out on the ocean and his fishing buddies, especially his grandchildren, will fondly remember their ocean adventures in search of their next big catch.

Calling hours will be Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. with a celebratory service 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E Main Street, Clinton, Connecticut.

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Phillip J. Tostarelli

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Jessica Synkoski

January 27, 2019

My connection to Phil is through Danielle and therefore her sisters and Mom. His open heart to them is special, remarkable, memorable, and to me is a part of his wonderful legacy. His welcomeness is so rare. He defied today's world of negativity, by being genuine and just plain nice.

Joseph Ribeiro

January 26, 2019

As a coworker and a friend you will always be remembered.

George Daigneault

January 24, 2019

My condolences to the Tostarelli family. I worked with Phil many years at Pratt. He was a pleasure to work with. I remember his smiling face when ever we met. I know he will be missed by all.

Mary Hartson

January 23, 2019

Tostarelli Family: Jamie I was so very saddened to hear of Phil's passing. I worked with Phil @ Pratt & Whitney @ Test when he was the Lead man on the Packline. He truly was an asset to Pratt & Whitney, he could fix any problem and knew all the engines that were coming from the strip line to pack and where each engine on the packline where they were in the process, Commercial or Military. Phil was also a Great Man and I know he loved you and all of his family very much. Phil was honest and very sincere. I remember when he was planting the grape plants at Commerce St. and all the research he did to make sure they would grow. A very good friend of mine, along with me visited you while you had your boat moored @ Block Island to see the Fire Works on the 4th, we sat on the Flying Bridge and had a many laughs. I have pictures of all of us.
And I also knew his sister Rose, from when I worked in B220 and she worked for Beth.
May all of U remember the fond memories of Phil, that will help you get through this period of great sadness.
Phil is now in the arms of the Lord, fishing on the boat which he loved to do.
Bless U Phil.
Sincerely, Mary Hartson

carol gransky

January 19, 2019

DEAR
JAMIE AND FAMILY.
MY HEART IS SADDENED FOR THE LOSS OF PHIL.I HAD MUCH RESPECT FOR HIM.
A GREAT LEAD MAN AT PWA AND A VERYFAIR GUY.I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER SINGING DOMENIC THE DONKEY AT CHRISTMAS WITH HIM.ROSEMARY SO SORRY ALSO. I REMEMBER ANSWERING THE OUTSIDE CALLS FOR HIM. ROSE ON THE HORN PHIL.MAY HE REST IN PEACE.LOVE TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.

CAROL A GRANSKY. PALM HARBOR FLA

Kyle Eckert

January 18, 2019

Kyle Eckert

January 18, 2019

Kyle Eckert

January 18, 2019

Kyle Eckert

January 18, 2019

Kyle Eckert

January 18, 2019

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