Lt. Col. Noel E. Tomas
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LTCOL (USAFR,RET) Noel Tomas of Glastonbury peacefully passed away the morning of Thursday July 4th, 2019. He leaves behind loved ones; daughter, Lorna Hronis and partner Patrick Flynn, Son, Gerald Tomas and Partner Robert McAllister, Long time companion, Barbara Hubner and her children Kim, Dana, Rick, and Lisl, Sister, Mary Bigelow, Nephew, Richard Bigelow and family, Niece, Debbie Bigelow and family, and niece, Ruth Bigelow-Bilinsky and family. Along with an extensive professional career, including reporting for the Kansas City Star newspaper, Field Rep for the U.S Dept of Aging, President and Chief Operating Officer of the museum of Connecticut Glass, as well as many other impressive positions. Noel also had and extensive military background From cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Army Private in the signal corps and 7th infantry division in the Korean war, advanced U.S. Air force ROTC through to retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF. Total military service of 28 years. Friends and relatives may pay their respects to Tomas family, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 10am-12noon at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Ave. Glastonbury. A service celebrating Noel's life, will be Wednesday, July 10th at 12noon at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Glastonbury. Interment will follow Holy Cross Cemetery, 1318 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury with full military honors. To extend condolences and/or share a memory, please visit He was a man of many other impressive accomplishments and he will be greatly missed.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Jul. 8, 2019.
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August 27, 2019
I will remember Noel at new England bottle shows,he was a fine gentleman. Tom Paskiewicz, bottle collector,Billerica Mass
Tom paskiewicz
July 10, 2019
Gerry and Lorna, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He was such a nice, well accomplished man and he will be missed dearly. I always had a great respect for his knowledge. I know my father will miss his back yard talks with him. May God bless him and all those surrounded by him.
Tim Hatcher
July 10, 2019
Noel was one of a kind. Always had a smile and a story.
Michele b
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