OBITUARY

Thomas R. Raimondi, Esq.

December 26, 1944July 9, 2018

RAIMONDI, Thomas R. Esq., 73, of Emerson, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 9th, 2018. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife Jeanne (nee Marino); brother Dennis Raimondi; his children and their spouses Thomas and Michelle Raimondi, Michael and Janice Raimondi and Meredith and Michael Leighton as well as his beloved grandchildren John Straniero, Catherine Raimondi, Eric Raimondi, Faith Leighton and Baby Girl Raimondi. Thomas acquired a doctorate in law and ran his law firm Raimondi LaSala & Bocker and was formerly affiliated with Afflitto, Raimondi, and Afflitto. A Memorial mass celebrating Thomas' life and faith will be held at R.C. Church of the Assumption on Thursday, July 12th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Thomas' name to the Eric Ayala Foundation. 100 Jefferson Ave., River Edge NJ 07661.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Thursday, July 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thomas R. Raimondi, Esq.

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Alan Tompesku

July 28, 2018

I was fortunate to know Tom from interactions at his office. I remember one day in particular because I was not having my best days. Tom approached me in his office parking lot and spent thirty minutes talking with me in the most kind and compassionate way one could talk to someone. He encouraged me to remain positive and he provided me one of the best pep talks I have received in my life. Tom was a well-respected and kind gentleman. He treated people with courtesy and he earned his well-respected reputation. Thank you, Tom for encouraging me to keep my head up high. It certainly helped me and I will forever remember you for your kindness.

Bill Heimbuch

July 21, 2018

Tom was a professional in the best sense. He was a skilled practitioner who never compromised his dignity, treated everyone with respect, and always made a point to say hello whenever and wherever he saw you. He was a model attorney and a great guy.

marty simon

July 12, 2018

It's July 12th. (Tom's funeral date) and I'm still working on accepting this.
I did not attend the services today nor have I made a personal visit to Jeanne and family across the street.
All the people on Valley Brook mourn the passing of our dear neighbor.
His friendliness will be missed.
His booming voice will be missed.
His hearty laugh will be missed.

Taking out the trash will never be the same.

Marilyn Moreau

July 11, 2018

I was a Court Clerk in Family Division at the Passaic County. Always looking forward to hear oral arguments in matrimonial when Mr. Raimondi was to appear in Court. It was like watching a good fight. But his arguments were all so persuasive that his adversaries were no match. I will truly miss Mr. Raimondi’s famous words to me, “Madam Clerk.” Just a great attorney and a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Raimondi family. Rest In Peace Mr. Raimondi.

Bob & Marcia DeSalvo

July 11, 2018

We couldn't have asked for better neighbors than Jeanne and Tom when we moved to Emerson over 25 years ago. Tom always told us over the years that our children would grow up in the blink of an eye and to enjoy them. He certainly practiced what he preached. It's evident by the close bond he shared with his children and their children that he appreciated every moment. We will always remember Tom as dependable, gracious, generous and, as so many have noted - a true gentleman. Tom was always willing to offer advise or assistance, legal or otherwise. We looked up to Tom and will miss his smile even when we'd see him just taking the garbage out. He leaves behind one of the strongest and closest families we know..

Arthur Balsamo, Esq.

July 11, 2018

I have had the privilege of litigating multiple contentious matters with Tom who always comported himself as a consummate gentlemen and a zealous advocate. The center of his life was his family and grandchildren. He will be missed.

Raymond A. Reddin

July 11, 2018

When I think of our good friend Tom, the words that come to mind are gracious, polite, considerate, cheerful, humble and most of all honorable. My heartfelt condolences to Jeanne, his children, grandchildren and his entire family. He truly was a Hall of Fame Lawyer and a Hall of Fame Human Being.

Harvey Truppi

July 11, 2018

I always considered Tom a friend of mine and an asset to his community.
He was of great help to me as the Borough Attorney during my term as Mayor of Emerson, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Damaris Solomon

July 11, 2018

He was all Chivalry with great dignity. Always Class all the time. Courteous, professional, respectful and welcoming. Passaic County bar has been dealt with an incredibly tremendous loss. My condolences to the family and to the Bar.

Hon. Lawrence Maron

July 11, 2018

Tom was widely regarded as one of the leading family law attorneys in the state. He was also widely regarded as a consummate professional and a true gentleman. When I was assigned to the Family Division in Passaic County, he was one of the first lawyers to welcome me and ease the transition from the Civil Division. He appeared before me many times and always treated everyone with courtesy and respect. His last appearance before me was right before he left for vacation. As always, he was looking forward to spending some quality time with his family. He will surely be missed by the bar, bench and his family and friends.