AIELLO, Thomas George
Thomas George Aiello, 63, of Scenic View Dr., Middletown, beloved husband of Helen (Niedzwiecki) Aiello, passed away Wednesday (October 14, 2009) at his home. He was born in Attleboro, MA, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Branigan) Aiello. Tom graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1969 and received his EdD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1978. Tom dedicated his professional career to education, particularly in Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools: from 1978 to 1981 when he taught at Malden Catholic in MA, to his 27 year career with Xavier High School in Middletown. Tom's dedication to teaching allowed him to impact the lives of many young men and their families throughout his career at Xavier, where he served as a mathematics teacher and later as assistant principal. Additionally, he has served on the board at both St. John School in Middletown and St. John's Prep in Shrewsbury, MA. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Liam Aiello of San Francisco, CA and Gavin Aiello of Brooklyn, NY; his brother Jack Aiello and his wife Elaine of Ashaway, RI; his brother James Aiello of Fall River, MA; his sisters Elaine Aiello and Virginia Davignon and her husband Rod, all of North Providence, RI. His extended family included his mother-in-law Mireille Niedzwiecki of Middletown; his brother-in-law Michael Niedzwiecki and wife Eileen of New Rochelle, NY; his sister-in-law Anne Marie Niedzwiecki and her husband Michael Flynn of Moodus; and their closest friends Frances and Patrick Gallagher of Kensington. In addition, the family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Robert Levy, MD, and all the staff of the Connecticut Oncology Group for their care and compassion. The Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Westfield St., Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown Friday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Xavier High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Advancement Office, 181 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT 06457; or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.