OBITUARY

Thomas Michael Corbett

July 19, 1945November 16, 2012
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Thomas M. Corbett age 67 of New Fairfield, died on Friday November 16th at his home. He was the husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Zanzal) Corbett. Tom was born in Danbury July 19, 1945, the son of the late John J. and Margaret (Moran) Corbett. He was a graduate of Danbury High School, and a member of the first graduating class of Sacred Heart University in 1967, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Tom was employed for 37 years with the Town of New Milford School System as its Director of Operations, retiring five years ago. Following his retirement, he served as the Third Selectman for the Town of New Fairfield for two years. A resident of New Fairfield for 36 years, Tom was a parishioner of St. Edward the Confessor Church, and was a 26 year volunteer with the American Red Cross as a disaster relief coordinator.

In addition to his wife Peggy, Tom is survived by two sons: Patrick F. Corbett of Stamford and Brendan M. Corbett of Virginia, two sisters in law: Jeanne Corbett of California, and Susan Jones of West Haven, one brother in law: John Zanzal of New Fairfield, one granddaughter: Sophia Corbett, and several nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his brother John Corbett.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 21st at 10:30am in St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends on Tuesday November 20th at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury from 5 thru 8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to the American Red Cross CT Chapter Dept. 105004, P.O. Box 5003, Hartford, CT 06102.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Jeanne & Gary Sacrider

November 28, 2012

Dear Peggy and family,
we are sorry for your loss and are prayers are with you .

Frank and Jackie Maiorano

November 24, 2012

Dear Peggy, and all The Corbett Family
My family and I are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of your Husband and Father. I am personally saddenned that I never had the oppurtunity to get to know him better, though it was always my intention to do so. We would always see both Tom and Peggy at church, and my wife Jackie reminded me at how you both always had a kind word to say about our sons Andy and Matthew. Over the summer, Tom called my wife aside and remarked how it was time to get the boys new pants because they were starting to ride up. She could only smile after the many conversations she had with Tom over how long we waited for the boys to finally have a growth spurt. He would always remark to her, "One of these days Mom". I had a chance to spend too brief a time with Tom and Peggy at St. Ed's St. Luke Bible study group. I did so want to get the chance to get to know him better. Now. that will have to wait a while longer. God Bless and keep you Tom. Sent with my deepest respect for you Tom, and with Love and Condolences to all in The Corbett Family. Frank, Jackie, Andy and Matthew Maiorano

Dora Dixon

November 24, 2012

Peggy and Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Tom's sudden death. Grief can be so hard at this time but your special memories will help you cope. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

The Valenti Family

November 23, 2012

Dear Mrs. Corbett,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have enjoyed sitting next to you both at 11am mass. You and your family are in our prayers.

Paul and Nanci Stockmann

November 22, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to Peggy and the family. Tom was a real "straight shooter" who always supported New Fairfield and the school system. A truly nice man.

Aileen & Stephen Arndt

November 21, 2012

Aunt Peggy, Brendan & Patrick,

Stephen and I were so very saddened to hear of Uncle Tom's passing. We were so honored and blessed to have seen both you Aunt Peggy and Uncle Tom at our wedding and build memories which will last a lifetime. Although our wedding was a blur, I vividly remember opening my inlaws door at our rehersal dinner and seeing my Uncle Tom and Aunt Peggy standing there before me with huge smiles on their faces, so proud of me. I will forever cherish that moment in time.

I remember as a little girl our family picnics, my brief encounters with him at school by the busses and his warm embrace filled with love. Uncle Tom had this ability to brighten my day with just one smile.

We will cherish our memories of Uncle Tom and I am thankful that he was there on one of the most important days of my life as I married my husband.

We both love him and will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, our family in your times of need.

Betsy and Carl Kraushaar

November 21, 2012

Dear Peggy and Family,
As so many have mentioned before, Tom was an awesome person. His level of caring for others was without compare. He always had a smile and was the first to pitch in when anyone needed a helping hand.

At the Red Cross, Tom was a protector of all and the patriarch of all disaster volunteers. Tom very rarely asked for help, and so I was very surprised when he called me last week to help him with a fire. ONLY because he had two fires, within eight minutes, 35 miles apart....even THAT was a bit much for our super hero!

Tom spoke so often and so lovingly about his family, and was so thrilled to be heading out to visit them a few short weeks ago. At that time the Red Cross office felt so empty without his smiling face, and I heard many "Where's Tom"? Each time I visited.

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. I hope that your wonderful memories of Tom will help you to fill his huge void in this difficult time.

Please know that your "Red Cross Family" is here for you....forever and always!

November 21, 2012

Dear Peg,
We were so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was such a wonderful fellow. Over the years we have come to know your family through shared memories with the Smiths. You and your sons are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce and Jolene Zukauskas
Groton, MA

Eileen & Henri Hillmann

November 21, 2012

Dear Peggy, Brenden,& Patrick,
Tom's smile and generous heart will always be remembered. He surely did God's work here on earth. Called to heaven all too soon. May you all be comforted with wonderful memories and the sound of his laughter in your hearts. With continued prayers that the Lord will hold you all in the palm of His hand.

Linda Burian

November 21, 2012

Thank you so much for sharing Tom with the Red Cross, he was an inspiration to us all and will continue to do so even now. He gave so much to all and what a wonderful life to celebrate.
Sincerely,
Linda C. Burian, Area 5