Labenski Funeral Home

107 Boswell Avenue, Norwich, CT


Thomas John Thorpe Perra

February 3, 1981June 17, 2020

Obituary for Thomas John Thorpe Perra February 3, 1981- June 17,2020

With deepest sorrow, I announce that Thomas John Thorpe Perra (TJ), age 39 our beloved son, family member and friend passed away suddenly at the age of 39 on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Norwich William W. Backus Hospital. Those who knew TJ, even just a little, will always remember his infectious smile and kindness when his life was stable and with family. T J will be missed by his Father Thomas John Perra, Mother Deborah Thorpe Rand, Son Maximus Robert Dolzani, Sister Heather P. Batas, his grandmother Barbara Thorpe, Their Husbands and Wives, Children, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many, many great friends. TJ was born in Hartford and lived most of his life before college in Roslyn, New York. He attended University of Connecticut and completed his studies at University of Hartford with a BS in Management from the Barney School of Business. He passed the State of New York’s brokerage exam and pursued a short career in investments. It should be noted, while employed with Verizon Wireless, TJ received the covenant award for his outstanding customer service. He held various managerial and supervisor positions in retail sales and his current position was with Bonnie Plants, Preston. In all these positions, TJ always wanted to outperform the goals set by Management. T J loved children. It was once said by a summer camper; “if he does not return as a counsellor” I don’t want to attend. He loved sports, fishing, boating, video games, beach and outdoor activities. TJ idolized NBA Basketball player Vinnie Baker. Vin’s # 42 was on everything TJ numbered. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Pines in the memory of Thomas John Thorpe Perra (TJ) donations should be made out to SCADD 37 Camp Mooween Rd., Lebanon CT 06249. Family and Friends will gather to celebrate TJ’s life at Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave, Norwich (860) 889-2374 on Saturday June 27, 2020, from 2:00-5:00 PM Due to Covic19, State of CT mandates limited attendance, please go to the web site for Funeral Home’s policy regarding visitation. Because of limited seating, I would appreciate your understanding of family and friends waiting outside to pay their respects.

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


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Jay Margnelli

June 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss - no doubt these are difficult times. Sending thought & prayers your way. Hoping that the love & support of family and friends combined with the cherished memories bring you some comfort in the days ahead

Paul Travers

June 23, 2020


I am so very sorry for you loss. Please accept my prayers and condolences for you and your family during this tragic time.



Ashley Bradicich

June 22, 2020

TJ was an amazing gentle caring person, I will cherish the moments we spent together sharing courage and strength living new life experiences one day at a time. Life is so short. Unexpected death hits hard. Death is difficult to deal with. It's okay to feel your feelings. Don't suffer in silence. Remember the good. Celebrate life lived, not lost. No one can take away our memories. RIP Angel 👼

Val Gilleran

June 22, 2020

Tom. I am so sorry for your loss. This must be devastating. I will keep you all in my prayers.