Thomas Picone

December 24, 1929March 6, 2018

Thomas Picone, 88, of Toms River, passed away on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at his home. Born in Newark, NJ, he also lived in Bloomfield and Ft. Myers, FL before moving to Toms River. Thomas was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. He retired as a machinist having worked for many years at the Standard Tool Manufacturing Co in Lyndhurst, NJ.

Thomas was the beloved husband of 62 years to Geraldine (Chickie) nee Riccardi. He was a wonderful father to daughter Joyce SanFilippo and her husband Rocco of North Arlington, son Thomas Jr. and his wife Michele of Jupiter, FL; a loving grandfather to Rocco E. Sanfilippo, Tara Means and her husband Josh, Christian and Michael Picone and a cherished great grandfather of Aubrey Nina Means. One of 10 children Tom is also survived by his loving sisters Angelina Gaurino, Mary Genzone, Rose Giampola and many nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his parents John and Lucia, brothers Vincent, Joseph and Michael, sisters Carmella Saccone, Anna Crowley and Jenny Liotti.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Toms River. Committal with Military Honors will follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Thomas’ memory to the Holiday City at Berkeley First Aid Squad 100 Port Royal Drive Toms River, NJ 08757. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • MEMORIAL MASS Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thomas Picone

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