THOMAS G. DEGRIPPO, SR. 82, of Greenwich, passed away on June 27, 2012 at Greenwich Hospital. He was born December 20, 1929 in the Bronx, NY to the late Clarence and Margaret (McHale) DeGrippo. He grew up in Port Jervis, New York. Thomas moved to Greenwich and graduated from JM Wright Technical Trade School in Stamford. He worked for 38 years as a union carpenter and was a member of Local 210. He worked for WW Construction and Grasso Construction in Greenwich. He served in the Army/Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and continued in the Army Reserves for an additional two years. Thomas was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 39 in Greenwich. He married his wife, Mary (Carretto) DeGrippo in 1954 and celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary in 2009. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary in December 2009. He is survived by a son Thomas G. DeGrippo, Jr. and daughter-in-law Jean DeGrippo of Kennesaw, Georgia; a daughter, Barbara J. Leonard and son-in-law Lee Leonard of Greenwich; and a daughter Nancy Troy and her husband Thomas Troy of Norwalk Connecticut. Thomas is also survived by his six grandchildren; Michael DeGrippo and Lauren DeGrippo Wheeler of Kennesaw, Georgia; Mary-Leigh Leonard of Greenwich; and Kelly Troy, Thomas Troy, Jr. and Matthew Troy of Norwalk; and a great-grandson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his siblings; John DeGrippo, Ann Howey and Clarence "Butch" DeGrippo. Tom was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved his grandchildren more than anything in the world. He enjoyed going to Foxwoods with his wife, Mary and he was an avid NY Yankees, NY Giants and Wrestling fan. Family and friends may call at the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc., 134 Hamilton Avenue in Greenwich on Monday, July 2nd from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 95 Henry Street in Byram, Connecticut. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 1, 2012