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Thomas A. Hackett

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PETERSBURGH, N.Y. -- Thomas A, Hackett, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Albany Medical Center. He resided on Route 22 in Petersburgh.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1936, in Hoosick Falls, son of the late Andrew and Caroline (Roberto) Hackett. Tommy graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in 1954. He then entered the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean conflict as a jet mechanic. After the service he returned to Hoosick Falls and was in the restaurant business with his family for 38 years. He owned and operated the Three Way Restaurant in Petersburgh for many years until retiring in 1998.

Tommy enjoyed gardening after retirement and was famous for his award-winning vegetables. He also enjoyed the thoroughbred racing at Saratoga in August. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Pioneer Fish & Game Club, Ducks Unlimited and a life member of the N.R.A.

Survivors include his sons, Mark Hackett of Petersburgh and Kevin Hackett and his wife, Sophia, of Virginia Beach, Va.; his brother, Edward Hackett, and his wife, Barbara, of Buskirk; grandchildren Mark Anthony Hackett of Hoosick Falls and Aaron and Amanda Hackett of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by his former wife, Linda Hackett, of Bennington, Vt., nieces, nephews and his adopted dog, Sam.Tommy was predeceased by his grandson, Michael Hackett.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Fish & Game Club through the funeral home.

Tommy’s family would like to especially thank Dave Miller, Don Brown and the Myers family for all they have done for Tom. They would also like to invite everyone to the Fox Hollow Restaurant in Petersburgh following the service for a time of sharing and memories.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 4, 2006
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