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Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen

53 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT

OBITUARY

Thomas Edward Besade

April 21, 1959May 19, 2019
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Salem-Thomas E. Besade, age 60, went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2019. He was born in Norwich on April 21, 1959 to Carolyn (Mulcahy) Besade and the late Thomas Henry Besade. Besides his loving mother, he is survived by a son Joey Besade and his fiancée Emily Levanti of Waterford, a son Thomas Henry Besade II of Nashville, TN and a granddaughter Laila Levanti. He also leaves behind brothers Brian Besade of Marlborough and Edward Besade of Essex Junction, VT. He is predeceased by a brother John Richard Besade.

He worked as a senior planner at Electric Boat for over 40 years and was well-respected by his peers for his abundant on the job knowledge and proactive mentality. This past year, he received his 40 year Distinguished Shipbuilder Award.

His impressive accomplishments at Electric Boat can’t begin to hold a light to the accomplishments in his personal life. He created his legacy by sharing lots of love and laughter. He will be remembered and cherished for the man, friend, son, father, and grand-father that he was. Thomas was genuine and selfless, he always put the needs of others before his own; he lived by his word and had a way of putting his love into action by pouring joy and comfort into those around him.

His sense of humor could not be matched. He was able to make anyone feel at ease, included, and comfortable by sharing funny stories and witty one liners that were as quick and smooth as his jump shot. If you think of Thomas and would like to do something in honor of his memory, do this:

• If you see someone in need, lend them a hand

• If you’re a dad, be present

• If you think of a funny joke, share it

• If you have grandchildren, play with them until your belly hurts from laughter

• If you have dogs, spoil them

• And above all else, tell the people around you that you love them, and then show it

Calling hours will be held at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, Route 32, Uncasville, on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Diabetes Association. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the Besade family.

Services

  • Calling Hours / Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 1, 2019

Memories

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Charles Paris

May 27, 2019

I Am so sad to hear of Tommy’s passing, I just found out about it today Memorial Day , and I instinctively was thrown back into a time warp of our younger years. I was close to my Uncle Tom/aunt Carol and my cousins growing up like my second family. The many many good times spent together will always be in my heart! I loved you all! “Life is filled with memories and good times of our past, but memories last forever until we pass” Rest In Peace Tom, My heart goes out to my Aunt Carol and Toms brothers at this sorrowful time! Charlie/Debbie/April and Kevin.

MARTHA BESADE

May 24, 2019

The best husband (John) ,brother-in-laws (Tom, Ed, Bri), and mother-in-law a girl could have. I love you all very, very much.
Martha

Martha Besade

May 24, 2019

The best husband (John) and brother-in-laws (Tom, Ed, Bri), a girl could have. I love you all very, very much.
Martha

Maret Desbonnet

May 24, 2019

To the entire Besade family... I am so very sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kelly-Ann Costa

May 24, 2019

We are very saddened and send our deepest sympathy to the Besade family. Rest easy Tommy. Love and prayers❤️

Shelley Seeley

May 23, 2019

Joey, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad!! We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Thomas,Shellsta and Ty

Jesse Gervais

May 23, 2019

Though I did not know "Tommy" for long, I must say he has left a lasting impression with me. We had a lot of fun with him poking me about the New England sports teams. (though he made it clear he was not a fan of any of them) "Tommy" was an outstanding human being, he would do anything for anyone. The world could use a lot more people like Tom on it. He had a kind heart and soul. He will be sadly missed.
Rest in peace my Friend.
My heart goes out to his family.

Jesse

John Casagranda

May 23, 2019

To the entire Besade family - I'm so sorry for your loss.
I was in total shock when I heard of Tom's passing. We hadn't talked in a couple of years, and then Tom contacted me while we were at work last Tuesday, and we did much catching up and reminiscing.
Tom and I met in the 10th grade at Montville High and became good friends.
We had many good times over the years following high school. Tom had the most amazing sense of humor I have ever experienced in a person!
He was a great friend, who had a very big heart!
This is one friend who will miss him and his amazing personality very much!
Love you Tommy!

Bob Adams

May 23, 2019

Having known Tom growing up in Montville, working at EB in the pipe shop, Dept 355 both PSA and new construction Planning, he was one for many laughs and a helping hand. Tom will be and is already missed by many that knew him. May you rest in peace Tom. Now us Giants fans have an angel in heaven. ..
Bob Adams AKA.. Sonny boy name given to me years ago by Tom.

Jesse Gervais

May 23, 2019

Though my time knowing "Tommy" was short, I learned what a great person he was. It was fun having him poke me about New England sports teams. (which he made it known he was not a fan of any of them) He was a person that would go out of his way to help anyone, something this world needs more of, people like "Tommy"!! He was someone that the world should revere.. he had a kind soul and a big heart. He will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to his family, I am sorry for your loss.

Jesse

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