Thomas Louis Cardellichio

October 28, 1947April 12, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, Croton On Hudson, NY.


  • Visitation Friday, April 15, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, April 15, 2011

Thomas Louis Cardellichio

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George St Maurice

May 15, 2011

Tom was my BFF before there were BFFs. We became buddies because, among other things, we both were on the high school track team, and, after practice, I drove home the 'back way' past Tom's house. And that is how we came to run in the Boston Marathon. Tom lived in Ashland near Lucky Rock, a marker were the marathon started back in the late 1940's. As the Boston Marathon date in 1964 approached, we decided to jump in. Literally. There were 445 entrants listed in the Boston Globe, so we created tag numbers 446 and 447. We started running from Tom's house an hour early, very sure we would see the lead runners before too long. Neither of us were long distance runners -- I don't think we had run 26 miles in all of our combined laps around the practice field in two years on the track team. After a five miles, we came into Framingham Center, observed as the breakaway lead runners. TV crews scrambled to the cameras and the crowds cheered. Cool! The real lead runners passed us in Natick and by the time we got to Wellesley, we were beat. My mother and sister were waiting at the finish line but it was Tom's grampa that came to get us and drive us home to Ashland.

At the recent high school reunion, I noted how most people looked way more mature than the sheltered children we had been in a Catholic high school in the 1960's. When Tom remarked at one point about adventures we had when 'cruising the Main' in Hyannis in my father's Studebaker, he dipped his head, turned to the right a bit, looked up, talked out of the corner of his mouth, and smiled. And there was my BFF from 45 years earlier, unchanged. I will miss him.

Bill McKay

April 20, 2011

Tom was a classmate in Marian High School, Framingham, Mass. and certainly the top student in our class. In his quiet and sensitive manner, he was totally competent in every discipline; we all looked up to him in awe. His Harvard group interview has remained with me for 45 years: Tom brought up T.S. Eliot and the rep. and he went off on poetry for several minutes. The few others there just looked at each other – “What are they talking about?” Tom was way ahead of his years.

Hearing, over the years, that Tom used his academic skills to work in education for his entire life was comforting and admirable. He was a hero.

Recently many of our class had the pleasure of his attendance at our 45th reunion; many said it was great to see him after all these years. He was still the Tom we knew in the 60s.

I was thinking of him on Monday during the Boston Marathon; as clear as a bell I can see him running through Framingham in 1965; Tom just decided he had to try it and rolled along with George all the way past Wellesley. What an inspiration!

Tom said he planned a retirement trip in 2011 to catch up more on his past. I shall miss seeing him dearly.

laurel palmieri

April 18, 2011

May he rest in peace. My sincere sympathy to my Goddaughter Laurel and Christine.

Francesca Hagadus

April 16, 2011

Tom Cardellichio hired me in 1982. He recognized and nurtured my potential. He was my mentor and my "big brother". He knew exactly when to be my boss and when to be my friend. He also became a good family friend, including a friend to my father. He was present at my brother's memorial in 1985, my marriage in 1992 and the christenings of my two sons: Timothy, a current senior at HGHS, and my younger son, Thomas, who is named after him.

My family and I have suffered a deep loss.

April 16, 2011

Tom was a true professional and a great human being !! May he rest in Peace with God ! Bob Breen-former Chief of Police in New Castle

Paul Raider

April 15, 2011

Tom helped me develop my teaching skills by always asking just the right questions, the questions that had multiple answers, around teaching. He always pushed one to be the best and to be thoughtful in our approach to children. I will forever miss him.
Paul Raider

April 15, 2011

Dear Laurel, Christina, Drew, Krista and family,

First, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to all.
I also want to tell you that your husband and Dad meant the world to me. He believed in me, and enabled me to live my dream. With his guidance, friendship and mentorship, I was able to grow, learn and consequently never stop thinking if how I could be a better learner a better teacher, a better person. I am proud of who I am today largely due your husband and Dad. He will forever be in my heart... his voice will forever be in my head...
He was my "Batman", my super hero!
May you all know no more sorrow.
With love,
Andi Goldshore

April 15, 2011

In kind remembrance .