Thomas J. Stella

January 23, 1933June 8, 2014

Thomas John Stella, age 81 of Danbury died on Sunday June 8th at Bethel Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Schoen) Stella. Thomas was born January 23, 1933 in Scranton, PA, the son of the late Thomas U. and Anna (Mahalik) Stella. A resident of Danbury for over 70 years, he was a graduate of Saint Joseph Grammar School and Henry Abbott Technical School.

Thomas was a U.S. Navy veteran and was employed as a milk deliveryman with Marcus Dairy for 17 years. He later worked with the R.J. Gallagher Co. as a truck driver until the time of his retirement. Thomas was a parishioner of Saint Joseph Church, Danbury and in his spare time enjoyed both duckpin and ten pin bowling, as well as golf.

Thomas is survived by his two sons: John T. Stella and his wife Susan of Gridley, IL, and Jeffrey A. Stella of Southbury, and his two daughters: JoAnn S. Larnerd and her husband Ray of Sandy Hook, and Kathy LeClair of Danbury, 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Thursday June 12th in Saint Joseph Church, Danbury. Burial with military honors will be in Saint Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury on Wednesday June 11th from 5 thru 8 pm. Contributions in Thomas' memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thomas J. Stella

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Brian Rayner Sr.

June 16, 2014

Kathy, Jeff and family. My condolences on the passing of your father, I enjoyed chats with Tom during the softball games and picnics great guy. God Bless guys.

June 12, 2014

Dear JoAnn & family,
Sorry for your loss. I have many nice
memories growing up with your Dad and his sister.Our thoughts and prayers are
with you this sad day.
Cousin Teri & Jack Moore

June 12, 2014

Dear Kathy, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our prayers are with you.
Rita & Ross Harrison

The Rigney Family Danbury

June 12, 2014

Sending thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time

Melinda Kelly

June 11, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss.
You are in my prayers.

Steve Owens

June 10, 2014

Shared so many fond memories of Tom when we came up from Philly to visit Uncle Tom & Aunt Anna, you always came by to see us and shared in many laughs. Our few times on the golf course, you left me with so many fond memories. Love, cousin Steven

June 10, 2014

Dear Kathy and Family: So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent from the Cunningham Family

Terri Morrell

June 10, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Tom & Terri

Dale & Mary Leman

June 10, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


June 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. We had some fun times with your Dad. Good memories.
I wish I could be there for you like you were there for me when I lost my dad. Xxoo