REARDON, Thomas Francis
Thomas Francis Reardon passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on July 19, 2013. He was born in Danbury in 1922. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret Ann; and his children Kathy Gallagher and her husband John of Manchester, Pamela Reynolds and her husband Gregory of Wethersfield, Mary Lynn Curtis of Southington, William Reardon of San Diego, CA and Marita Reardon of Plantsville. He was predeceased by his sons, Robert Reardon and John Reardon. He is survived by nine grandchildren, Christopher Gallagher, Amy Sanchez and her husband Eddie, Shawn Gallagher and his wife Sandra, Ryan Gallagher, Tierney Curtis, Marissa Curtis, Emily Curtis, Connor Atashian and Austin Atashian; and five great-grandchildren, Isaias, Jonathan, Dylan, Noah and Gavin Gallagher. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his teaching degree from Central CT State University and received a Master's Degree from Purdue University. Thomas taught science in New Britain High School. He volunteered at UCONN Health Center for ten years following his retirement. He was a man of great intellect and gentle spirit. He will be dearly missed.
His funeral service will begin on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to call prior to the mass from 10-11 a.m. at Newington Memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, 150 Washington St., New Britain, CT 06051. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.