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Thomas Martin Talbott, better known as "T TAL Your Pal", passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of Charles Gill Talbott, Jr. and Carolyn Campazzie Talbott, of Darien, Connecticut where he attended the Darien public schools. He was treasurer of the Class of 1960 alumni reunion committee where he recently attended his 50th reunion. As a graduate of the University of Connecticut in 1964, Tom was an active contributor to and fan of the UCONN Huskies men's and women's basketball teams.
He joined ROTC while at the University of Connecticut and served as a Captain in the United States Army. Tom then had a long career working for various corporations on Wall Street. In 1998 he stopped commuting into New York City and took the position as Administrator for Parish Court in Fairfield, Connecticut until his retirement in 2011.
A lifetime member of Roton Point Club in Rowayton, CT, he was an avid tennis player, sailor and the original "Grove Rover". Playing the guitar was one of his many talents and he loved to read, sing and dance.
TTAL was born on July 18, 1942 in Stamford, CT. He leaves his son, Scott Blaney Talbott and Scott's wife, Christina of Austin, Texas; a grandson, Trenton and granddaughter, Tauna of Orem, Utah; his sister, Linda of Paonia, Colorado; his Aunt Mary Campazzie of Torrance, California, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Tom also leaves his best friend and dearly beloved Deborah Minnar of Norwalk, CT; his extended family Oliver and Brooke Wilson and their children Caden, Oakley and Quinn of Westport, CT. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Charlie in 1978.
Tom was dearly loved and will be missed by all. An informal memorial celebration will be held Friday, August 31st at 11:30 AM at Roton Point Club, Rowayton, CT. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk Hospital, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856 or donations can be made via the Norwalk Hospital website.
Published in StamfordAdvocate from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2012