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Thomas F. Tuffy Obituary
Thomas F. Tuffy HAMILTON - Thomas F. Tuffy, 80, of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. Born in New York, NY, he lived in Hamilton since 1967. Mr. Tuffy graduated from Manhattan College and was an honorably discharged US Navy veteran. He went on to work for Holmes Protection, Inc in NY for 30 years as an officer and director and for 13 years as the Director of Economic Development in Hamilton Township. Mr. Tuffy was an active member of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, where he was also a Lector, Reader, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and Religious Education Teacher. He was a member of the Serra Club, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Name Society, the Mount Carmel Guild, and the Nocturnal Adoration at St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church. He was an Exalted Ruler for the Hamilton Elks, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus of Woodside, NY, for more than 50 years, and a founding member of the Trenton St. Patrick's Day Committee. He was also a member and Trustee of the Hamilton Township Public Library, a former member of the Hamilton Township Republican Club, and Hamilton Rotary Club, where he served as former President. He was an avid horse racing fan and cherished his annual trips to Saratoga Springs with family and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Mildred Ellen (Hanley) Tuffy; his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia M. Tuffy; and his grandson, Brendan Tuffy; he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Michael Pucciarelli; Eileen Tuffy and Joel Harris; Anne and William Testa and Kathleen and Mark Laurinaitis; his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Jennifer Tuffy and Patrick and Karen Tuffy; his grandchildren, Sean and Erin Pucciarelli, Jacquelyn and Jillian Testa, Maura Tuffy, Riley and McGwire Tuffy and Tommy, Luke, and Matthew Laurinaitis; his sister, Mildred Schwarz; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Eileen and John Linehan; his many nieces and nephews; and his dear friend, Jean Bunker. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Raphael- Holy Angel's Parish, St. Raphael RC Church, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610. Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Tuffy's memory to St. Raphael School, 151 Gropp Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610. www.saulfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Trentonian on July 15, 2014
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