Paternoster, Thomas J.
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Thomas J. Paternoster, 70, of Sandy Hook, CT, beloved husband of Charlene (Walters) Paternoster, died Friday March 7th. He was born in Bridgeport on May 2, 1943 and was the son of the late Louis and Virginia (Mazzeo) Paternoster. After graduating from Central High School, Tom completed the State of Connecticut course for Plumbing and Heating. After studying for a year at the Bridgeport Engineering Institute he began his career as a Plumbing and Heating Contractor. Tom was the owner of T & C Plumbing & Heating Company in Newtown for nineteen years. After passing the exam for building official, he then worked in the Towns of Easton and Middlebury as Chief Building Official until he obtained the position of Chief Building Official for the Town of Newtown. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Certificate of Emeritus from the Department of Public Safety and the State Codes and Standards Committee. In addition to his wife Charlene, Tom is survived by two brothers; Lewis Paternoster and his wife Toni, and Robert Paternoster and his wife Lynn, two sisters; Marilyn Moretti and Rosemary Gasper and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday March 11th at 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 46 Church Hill Road Newtown. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home 315 Monroe Turnpike Monroe. Donations in his memory may be made to the
or the Bridgeport Rescue Mission 1088 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com
Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 9, 2014