Thomas C. Coccomo, 89, of New Britain, beloved husband of Connie (Mottola) for 67 years, died suddenly on Sunday, March 11, 2018. He was born in New Britain to the late Sebastian and Lena (Fazzina) Coccomo and was a lifelong resident. Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and upon return to civilian life, was employed by the State of CT as a Judicial Marshal until his retirement. He was a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church and was very active in his parish community, serving as an usher and greeter. Words cannot express all the wonderful qualities and attributes Tom possessed. He always had a smile on his face, kind hearted and loving. He was pure sunshine when skies were gray. His family, above all, was the single most important thing in his life. He loved spending every Sunday afternoon enjoying delicious, homemade dinners at his daughter, Laurie’s house then relaxing with his family, sharing stories and watching Turner Classics. Tom was a great friend to all who knew him, especially Carl Scricca and Rich Bianchi with whom he’d play cards and watch the baseball games. He will truly be missed by everyone who loved him.
In addition to his devoted wife, Connie, Tom leaves his adored daughters, Debra Sokolowski and her husband, Steven of Berlin and Laurie Coccomo Stifel and her husband, Matthew of Southington, and his cherished grandchildren: Kaley, Kamryn, Carson and Connor. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Coccomo.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain. His funeral service will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, from Burritt Hill followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. He will be laid to rest in St. Mary Cemetery with Military Honors in recognition of his dedication and service to his country. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Tom’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a message of sympathy with his family, please visit us at www.burritthill.com