Gaetano Bazzano

May 21, 1934February 27, 2013

Gaetano J. ”Tom” Bazzano, 78

Gaetano J. Bazzano “Tom” of Eastham, MA, formerly from South Windsor, CT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 27, 2013 after a short battle with liver cancer. Tom was born May 21, 1934 in Hartford, CT , son of Sebastian and Jennie Bazzano. He attended Bulkeley High School and played football and track and field. He then went on to Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a degree in Architectural Design. After two years of serving in the army, his career as an architect in Hartford grew, designing commercial and residential buildings in the area. Later, as his family started to grow, Tom worked out of his home that he designed and built with the help of his father on Beelzebub Rd in South Windsor, CT. Tom was very creative! Tom married the love of his life, Cindy Pelton, almost 50 years ago on May 18, 1963. They met while Cindy was a student nurse caring for his youngest sister at Hartford Hospital. Cindy was enamored with Tom’s new red sports car, and fell in love with his thoughtful, attentive, caring nature and sense of humor. Tom’s biggest accomplishment was his family. He was a hands-on father to his five children . From digging a pool in the back yard to making Halloween costumes and giving his children haircuts, Tom was always there. Later, as his kids grew up and moved to the Cape, he and Cindy retired to be near them. One of his dreams was to have his children work together in a family business. He fulfilled this dream by giving his children and their spouses the opportunity to work together in expanding the donut shops, The Hole In One, Eastham and Orleans, and later Fairway Restaurant in Eastham. Early on, Tom always enjoyed working alongside his kids in the bakery, making muffins and sweet rolls. His Italian roots and love of food made the Fairway Restaurant his second home. He was a fixture around the restaurant, and made an impression on all who worked there. He is survived by his loving wife Cindy, devoted children, Kristina Bazzano, Erica Taber and husband Ken Taber, Jamie Wacht and husband Dan Wacht, Lori Field and husband Bob Field, and son Brent Bazzano, all of Eastham MA; two sisters Fran Lund and husband Peter Lund of South Windsor, CT and Lucy Murkette of Vernon, CT, grandchildren Jake and Jeb Field, Nick and Casey Taber, Sydney and Ethan Wacht, Taylor and Harrison Field; sisters in law, Karen Boucher of Eastham, MA and Carol Pelton of Harwich, MA, and many nieces and nephews. Tom was deeply loved and will be missed by all of his family. Services are private. If desired, donations in memory of Tom can be made to Wild Care, Inc. 10 Smith Lane Eastham, MA, 02642 or Nauset Warriors Booster Club ,PO Box 2174 , Orleans, MA 02653.


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Flossie Dixon

March 24, 2014

Am so sorry to hear of his passing. I great and loving man will be truly missed by all!

Fish Teffer

March 24, 2014

God bless this day and all who have made our world or just one moment special.
Thanks Tom.
Peace be with you.

Andy Barbrick

October 18, 2013

I just wanted to extend my sincere condolences I shall never forget his talents, as an architect, and as just a great person, May God continue to bless you and your family.
Andy Barbrick

Diana Dickinson Rueb

March 11, 2013

Dear Cindy, Kris, Erica, Jamie, Laurie and Brent:
I am truly sorry to hear the news of your beloved husband and father's passing. I remember fondly so many times spent with your family in South Windsor during our growing up years. You were truely blessed with such a wonderful father and husband.

March 11, 2013

Cindy so sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was always a lot of fun to be around. You will be in my prayers.
Jackie Isaacson

March 8, 2013

Dear Cindy, Lori & the Extended Family, I just wanted to extend condolences on behalf of my family. Tom was truly one of a kind and we'll miss him at the Cape. It won't stop us from getting muffins at the Hole In One, but he would understand. All the best, Bill Bellock

March 8, 2013

Dear Cindy,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Tom. My daughter, Heather, has been keeping me informed about his failing health this past year. You were always such a caring friend while living on Beelzebub Rd in South Windsor. My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. I remember that Lori's birthday was 2/27, the same day as Tom's passing.

Pam Elliott
South Windsor, CT

March 8, 2013

We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved
husband, Tom. Della and I shall never forget his talents, as an architect and his care in watching over the construction of our new
home on Windy Hill Drive in South Windsor.
We regret that we never came to the Cape to see his new venture in the Donut and Restaurant Business.
May God continue to bless you and your wonderful family,
please accept our sincere condolences .
John and Della Mitchell
South Windsor,Ct

Margie Ashman Page

March 8, 2013

My condolences to the Bazzano family. Cindy and I grew up as friends many years ago and have not been in touch in a long time. So sorry it is this sad occasion that is the reason I'm in touch. My deepest sympathy.

March 6, 2013

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I believe that Tom is now in a better place. God bless.
Ted Flanders