Thomas A. Pellicano
April 9, 1959 – June 5, 2018
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Thomas Angelo Pellicano, who died on June 5th at the age of 59 after a rigorous battle with cancer. Anyone who knew Tom would attest to his relentless determination, fighting furiously right to the end. Although difficult to continue without him, it is a great joy to know that he has gone towards his eternal peace in Christ.
He was a strong man, supported by an even stronger wife, Anne. Tom loved her with a devotion that few can comprehend and all revere. He was incredibly proud of his children; Kaitlin, Brian, and daughter-in-law Natalia. Tom was elated to welcome his first grandchild, Joseph, who entered his life mere months before his passing. He is also survived by his sister, Lori, brother John, sister in law, Barbara and a loving extended family. Although hesitant to call it “work”, Tom deeply loved his construction and contracting career through Grandview Homes - the company he built from the ground up.
Upon his diagnosis, Tom zealously adopted the mantra, “take this opportunity to inspire others.” He firmly believed that God could yield goodness and value from any situation and that through his faith in Christ, he was emboldened to selflessly serve others. He used his unfortunate circumstances to humbly encourage everyone he encountered, leading to his founding of the Cancer Support Group at his church, which will continue strongly in his absence.
In the words of Dr. Seuss, who Tom often quoted, “Don’t be sad that it’s over, smile because it happened.” Tom is undoubtedly watching over us and would urge us to remain joyful for his presence in our lives and remember him always.
Please join us in saying goodbye to this great man at the Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher Community Funeral Home at 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468 on Sunday, June 10th from 2-6pm for a wake service. The funeral service will take place at St. Rose of Lima Parish at 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 on June 11th at 10:30AM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following: St. Rose of Lima Parish with a note that it will serve for CRHP retreat scholarships; Regional Hospice and Home Care Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury, CT; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at http://giving.mskcc.org. Please select the option to donate specifically to research and add “In Memory of Thomas Pellicano.”
Online condolences can be left at spadaccinofuneralhome.com.
- He was a strong man, supported by an even stronger wife, Anne. Tom loved her with a devotion that few can comprehend and all revere. He was incredibly proud of his children; Kaitlin, Brian, and daughter-in-law Natalia. Tom was elated to welcome his first grandchild, Joseph, who entered his life mere months before his passing. He is also survived by his sister, Lori, brother John, sister in law, Barbara and a loving extended family.
- Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 11, 2018
Thomas A. Pellicano
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June 11, 2018
Laurie, John and family, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He was a very nice, friendly guy,always with a great smile and great guitar player too. My thoughts and Prayers are with You.Its a difficult time. Thinking of you in your time of Sorrow,Colleen
June 11, 2018
Anne and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you during this hard time. We have a very special new angel watching over all of us. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
June 10, 2018
Tom loved his family, his life with a fierce pride and sincere joy. My sincerest condolences to you all. I had the great pleasure of knowing Tom for the past 12 years, and the pleasure of doing some positive publicity for Grandview Homes. Tom consistently had a generous, God-loving smile on his face that he was eager to share with everyone he encountered because he knew "We are all messengers of God's love." Four years ago my mother passed and I was struggling with great despair and grief. I shared this with Tom and he looked me in the eyes (as he always consistently did with his generous smile) and said, "We never get over losing our parents, but if we want to move on with our lives, we need to accept their passing." May I pass Tom's wisdom on to his beloved family and friends. We are all better souls because we were very blessed with Tom's generous heart, spirit, and love. Tom very much knows the power of God's eternal love, and it never ends with the 'death' of a body because the soul will soar into eternity. Tom's Light Of Love will always shine brightly!!
Loretta Pastore Mikaiel
June 10, 2018
Even all those years ago, Tom was always kind, had a lovely smile and always took the time to say hello. Deepest sympathy to his family.
June 8, 2018
To the Pellicano family I give my heartfelt condolences. Losing some one you greatly love and admired is very painful. May the passing of time allow memories of Tom be as sweet and comforting as the life he shared with you all. Let the peace and comfort from God give be a healing for you pain.