OBITUARY

Thomas "Tom" Cafazzo

June 21, 1932July 30, 2020

Thomas "Tom" Cafazzo was born on June 21, 1932 and passed away on July 30, 2020 and is under the care of Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.

Funeral Service will be held on August 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm at Hodges Funeral Home At Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Ave N, Naples, Florida.

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Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
6 August

Funeral Service

12:30 pm

Hodges Funeral Home At Naples Memorial Gardens

525 111th Ave N
Naples, Florida 34108

Due to the Collier County mandate masks must be worn inside the building. Disposable masks are available if needed.

Memories

Thomas "Tom" Cafazzo

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Emily Cafazzo

August 4, 2020

My grandfather, known to us as “Pops” was a bulldog. He was a fighter and a hard worker who loved fiercely and was extremely loyal, kind, inquisitive, stubborn and hard working. He was filled with an immense sense of adventure and enjoyed touring the us and cruising the world.

Gram and Pop have three sons, five grandsons and I am the only grandaughter. He was so proud of all of us. We are scattered across the country living on both the East and West coasts. My husband and I live in Oregon which meant we didn’t get to visit with them as much as we would have liked, but when we did, Pops always made me feel loved, seen and accepted. There was rarely a dry eye in the room during our reunions.

Five years ago, on one visit with us in Oregon to our “work in progress/fixer upper” house, they arrived only to discover that on the second day of their trip, we needed to remove all of the siding in two days. Immediately they both offered/insisted on helping. Tom and Ann are a force to be reckoned with. They kindly helped and we were able to accomplish the daunting task on ladders 20-30 ft high in record time. We are forever grateful for their example of hard work, dedication to family and what an enduring marriage looks like.

We love you Pops and are grateful for the time we had with you, for all of the lessons and love.

John & Annette Tengeres

August 4, 2020

My uncle Tom
How lucky we were to have known You. Although we were always miles apart we were able to share many great times together that will never be forgotten! To me you were very special guy one I admired because of the way you cared for everyone, your thoughtfulness, your honesty and most of all your love of family and friends. There is only one Tom Cafazzo and I will miss that smile, your voice, the jokes, the emails and of coarse that love for all. So as you would say when you called me “I’am having a glass of Rum and Thinking of you” Until we meet again Uncle, your nephew John

CHARLES GREEN

August 4, 2020

remembering our talks about his time serving in Korea and his travels there. was not the best times for Tom but he made it home.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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