Jan. 4, 1933 – July 21, 2016
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Tom was born in New York to Frances and Anthony Daiello. He spent his early childhood in New York. The family moved to Hartford, Connecticut, at the time of World War II. After attending school, he was called to duty for the Korean War. After serving in Germany and returning home, he pursued a career in the automobile business as the owner of the first Datsun Franchise in New England (West Hartford). Tom left the cold winters and moved to Naples, Florida. Retirement was not for him so he delved into real estate and became a developer building condos and homes for several years.
Tom left the Naples area with his wife and settled in Lecanto, Florida, becoming home owners and members at Black Diamond Ranch Country Club.
Tom's love of fishing brought them to Montana for the summers. After four years outside Missoula as snow birds, Bozeman caught their eyes and heart. They purchased a home near and joined Valley View Country Club. After several years of making the long drive between Montana and Florida, they became permanent residents of Bozeman.
Tom loved his golf and was an avid fly fisherman. Tying flies and traveling to other states and countries to fulfill this hobby. He often said, "I don't care if I catch anything, it's just so beautiful and peaceful to be here in God's country."
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia Stetson, and brother Jerome Daiello.
He is survived by his wife Marty of Bozeman, Montana, son Mark Daiello of Naples, Florida and sister Marcel Rice of Vernon, Connecticut.
A Vigil service will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24th at Dahl Funeral Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 25th at Resurrection University Catholic Parish.
Remembrances may be made to Warriors Quiet Waters located at 1087 Stoneridge Dr. Suite #1 Bozeman, MT 59718 or to Resurrection University Parish at 1725 S. 11th Ave Bozeman, MT 59715.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 23, 2016