Thomas Richard DaRonco

September 22, 1936April 29, 2023
Obituary of Thomas Richard DaRonco


Doane Beal & Ames

Our Dad, Thomas Richard DaRonco, 86, of East Dennis, Massachusetts, died peacefully in his home on April 29, after watching his final New York Yankees game. Tom was born in the Bronx, N.Y., along with his brother Joe and his parents. His family moved to Yorktown Heights, N.Y. in the early 1940s, where they established roots for three generations of DaRoncos. Tom graduated from Yorktown High School in 1953, where he was active in sports and clubs. After high school, Tom went to work as a mason apprentice and truck driver alongside his father. He learned his father's tile trade, which he used throughout his life. Tom proudly served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957 and was stationed in Fort Dix, where he was discharged with honors. In February 1961, he married his beloved wife, Judy. Tom was a member of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Dept., and a member of the Road Knights Car Club. He was an avid New York Yankee fan and enjoyed attending games at Yankee Stadium. Tom was also an antique car enthusiast who had great luck in contests (he won a 1966 Cadillac at the fireman's carnival.) Tom was employed by New York Telephone Company and AT&T, where he started as a lineman and worked his way up to become a senior marketing representative and account executive. He retired in 1988 after 35 years. After vacationing on Cape Cod for many years, Tom and Judy made East Dennis, MA their year-round home. Tom was a member of the Cape Cod Softball League where he played for 10 years and took great pride in never missing a game (and led his team in hitting and to multiple championships). Tom was a great neighbor and was always ready to lend a hand, tool or advice. In the summers, you would find Tom spending time with his grandchildren (and loyal dog, Lola), often driving the grandkids to Cold Storage beach in his pickup and enjoying an ice cream on his back deck. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Katherine, brother Joe, and his beloved wife Judy of 50 years. He is survived by his son Michael and wife Magdaline, daughter Laura, son James and his wife Leslie, his grandchildren Justin and partner Lisette, Gabrielle, Pilar, and Lochlan, great-granddaughter Natalia, and sister-in-law Dianne DaRonco and nephew Joseph DaRonco. For the last years of his life, our Dad was lovingly cared for by our sister, Laura DaRonco. Calling hours will be Monday, May 8th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home in South Dennis, MA. A burial with military honors will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Dennis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Guiding Eyes for the Blind (Yorktown Hts, NY) or simply take a walk on the beach, or plant a tree in Tom’s memory for he was our beloved Dad and Grandpa.

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