Our deepest sympathy to Peggy and the family. Tom was a real "straight shooter" who always supported New Fairfield and the school system. A truly nice man.
Aunt Peggy, Brendan & Patrick,
Stephen and I were so very saddened to hear of Uncle Tom's passing. We were so honored and blessed to have seen both you Aunt Peggy and Uncle Tom at our wedding and build memories which will last a lifetime. Although our wedding was a blur, I vividly remember opening my inlaws door at our rehersal dinner and seeing my Uncle Tom and Aunt Peggy standing there before me with huge smiles on their faces, so proud of me. I will forever cherish that moment in time.
I remember as a little girl our family picnics, my brief encounters with him at school by the busses and his warm embrace filled with love. Uncle Tom had this ability to brighten my day with just one smile.
We will cherish our memories of Uncle Tom and I am thankful that he was there on one of the most important days of my life as I married my husband.
We both love him and will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, our family in your times of need.
Dear Peggy and Family,
As so many have mentioned before, Tom was an awesome person. His level of caring for others was without compare. He always had a smile and was the first to pitch in when anyone needed a helping hand.
At the Red Cross, Tom was a protector of all and the patriarch of all disaster volunteers. Tom very rarely asked for help, and so I was very surprised when he called me last week to help him with a fire. ONLY because he had two fires, within eight minutes, 35 miles apart....even THAT was a bit much for our super hero!
Tom spoke so often and so lovingly about his family, and was so thrilled to be heading out to visit them a few short weeks ago. At that time the Red Cross office felt so empty without his smiling face, and I heard many "Where's Tom"? Each time I visited.
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. I hope that your wonderful memories of Tom will help you to fill his huge void in this difficult time.
Please know that your "Red Cross Family" is here for you....forever and always!
We were so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was such a wonderful fellow. Over the years we have come to know your family through shared memories with the Smiths. You and your sons are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce and Jolene Zukauskas
Dear Peggy, Brenden,& Patrick,
Tom's smile and generous heart will always be remembered. He surely did God's work here on earth. Called to heaven all too soon. May you all be comforted with wonderful memories and the sound of his laughter in your hearts. With continued prayers that the Lord will hold you all in the palm of His hand.