New London- Thomas A. St. Germain, 73, of New London, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.|
He was a retired member of the Laborers Union, Local 547, and served for many years after his retirement as an interpreter for the Connecticut Judicial System. Mr. St. Germain graduated from New London High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from Providence College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.
Tom loved fishing, having worked when a teenager as a mate on charter fishing boats operating out of Waterford and New London. He also enjoyed experimental gardening, having designed a high-yield, low water use tomato garden for which he provided the plans for implementation in Haiti by the Haitian Health Foundation. Tom was fluent in Spanish, Russian, Japanese and French, and conversant in several other languages.
Mr. St. Germain was an active member and communicant at St.Joseph Church, volunteering for many church activities, including teaching and adoration. He was born in New London, on Oct. 30, 1940, the son of Arthur S. and Mary (Higgins) St.Germain. He was the husband of Anna (Martinez) St. Germain who survives him.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a stepson, Andrew Romanofski of Ledyard; stepdaughters, Linda Ward and Anna Rose Butcher, both of New London; a brother, James St. Germain of New London; two sisters, Ann Garrett of Burbank, Calif. and Michelle Haley of Colorado Springs, Colo. He has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Brian St. Germain.
The funeral will assemble at 9:15 a.m. Monday, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haitian Health Foundation.
Condolence messages may be left on Tom's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Day on Aug. 2, 2014