Thomas Gospodinoff
1953 - 2021
BORN
1953
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Castiglione Funeral Home
544 Old Post Road #3
Greenwich, CT
Thomas (Tom) Gospodinoff
(8/13/1953-8/17/2021)
It is with great sadness the family of Tom Gospodinoff announce his passing at Stamford Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the most kind and gentle-hearted man who cared deeply and enriched the lives of so many. He was a most devoted and loving husband to Brigitte; father to daughter Carissa (Bob); son Nikolas (Kathryn); grandfather to Max and Niko; brother to four sisters, Bunny, Mary, Nancy and Carol and friend to everyone he met. He was predeceased by his parents, Din and Kathleen Gospodinoff.
Tom was a life-long resident of Greenwich. He had a wonderful childhood growing up with dozens of cousins and several friends who gathered together for birthdays, holidays and any-time occasions. Having lots of freedom and rarely supervised, they loved to build forts in the backyard woods, creating teams (girls against boys), swimming in a neighbor's pool and always chowing down on the scrumptious food that the loving adults would prepare. Even as adults, the tradition of family parties continued with many barbecues and the very popular pig roasts.
Tom graduated from Greenwich High School in 1972, and SUNY Farmingdale in 1976, majoring in horticulture. He worked from the age of 12 until present as President of Greenwich Landscape, Inc. started together by his father and Grandfather in 1946. He carried on the legacy by continuing the family landscape business and was loved and respected by his employees and long-time customers.
He was passionate in restoring his father's 1942 Army jeep and more recently, with the restoration of a military Dodge M37. He was often seen riding through town in the jeep with the top down, delighting friends and family with rides and engaging in friendly chats at the beach with passersby.
Tom's impact will forever be felt by his family and friends who dearly love him and who will miss him terribly.
The family wish to thank Dr. Lo and the outstanding staff at Stamford Hospital, most especially the sixth floor Nurses and staff.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held from 1-5 on Saturday, August 28th at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Rd. No. 3, Greenwich.


Published by Greenwich Time on Aug. 21, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
28
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Castiglione Funeral Home
544 Old Post Road 3, Greenwich, CT
Aug
28
Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Castiglione Funeral Home
544 Old Post Road #3, Greenwich, CT
Aug
28
Service
3:30p.m.
Castiglione Funeral Home
544 Old Post Road 3, Greenwich, CT
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I am very sorry to hear the news about Tom. Like his father he was a true gentleman. He is one of our original customers when we purchased the business from Mike Halama. I told Tom if he didn´t buy that M-37 Dodge I was going to. I will miss our lengthy conversation on all topics My best to his Family He will be missed!!
John Maloney -Gerbert and sons
September 13, 2021
I am truly very sorry for your loss. I was aquainted with Tom back in the late 60s. He was a good friend of a good friend of mine. His parents home was a very welcoming place for kids our age at the time to hang out. We would all ride around Lower Cross Road and surrounding back street roads on a jeep he had at the time. I give my sincere sympathy to his entire family. May you endure only good happy memories in you thoughts and my your sorrowful hearts mend quickly.
Christine Castronovo Chimblo
August 30, 2021
Mike Mark
August 26, 2021
It has been an honor to have known Tom. I always enjoyed summer cookouts with him and and his family. Great fun as a child. And great working with Tom as an adult. My deepest condolences to his entire family.
Steve Gospodinoff
August 25, 2021
To Tom's Family I'm sorry for your loss he was always a nice guy may he R.I.P. and God Bless all of you.
Kevin F Fox
Friend
August 25, 2021
Mary Jo and Rich Palmer
August 25, 2021
I loved Tom .... We conversed regularly about business and life in general... We go back along time riding the school bus together and always friends throughout the years... I will miss him dearly , his ethics were encouraging and his friendship and memory will last for eternity.... With sorrow my deepest sympathy to the Family... God Bess you all! Rich Green
Rich Green
August 24, 2021
When you hear of a friend from the olden days that has passed, it puts our lives in prospective. Tom was a really good guy, and no matter how long it was since the last time we met, he would've said hello and have meant it, even after all this time had passed. He was a rarity, and I will always remember him well. God speed to you Tom, see ya soon enough. Marc Renna.
Marc Renna
Friend
August 23, 2021
Tom was an amazing friend (life long to Wes & Dar), husband, Dad, son, brother and exceptional human being. A great soul, always kind whenever we we were together I´m so sorry for your loss Brigette. May he Rest In Peace & may you each live with the beautiful memories you made together until you´re united and together again. God Bless ya´ll.
Mark & Delaine (Gumlak) Mead
August 23, 2021
My heart breaks for you Brigitte, Carissa, Nikolas and your family. Tommy was one in a million. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all at this very difficult time.
Denise Gumlak
August 22, 2021
I will always cherish the time I spent with Tommy as teenagers! Warm hugs to Brigette, Bunny, Mary, Nancy, Carol & the MacDonald family, we all shared such special times together. Tommy was a kind and gentle beacon for us all. I feel the loss.
Allyson Fletcher-Halm
August 22, 2021
My heart and prayers go out to you Brigette, and your family. Thomas was the sweetest, kind, caring, person I knew growing up, and I am so sad to hear of this. May God Bless all of you in this time of sorrow.
Patricia Oca Hassan
August 22, 2021
Hearing of the news that Tommy has passed has left a hole in our family´s heart. Tommy helped shape my dad into who is today through their years of friendship and growing up together. The world is a better place because Tommy was in it. Prayers to his family and know we´re all thinking about you guys.
Taylor Rawlins
August 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Prayers sent to family and friends. Rest In Peace Tommy.
Neil Palermo
August 22, 2021
My heart and prayers go out to Tom's family. I just talked to him a few months ago and it was like 1972 when we graduated. It was like no time had passed.
Rick Twombly
August 21, 2021
Tom was my brother's best friend in High School - a quiet and strong guy - may he RIP !!!!
Jonathan Smith
August 21, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Francine & Bruce gallo
August 21, 2021
It is with heartfelt sadness that I share my Condolences with the Gospodinoff Family on the loss of their husband, father, brother, cousin and all his friends who were many. Tom was a dear boyhood friend as we were school classmates at St Mary's Grammar School up to 8th grade after which we went to different high schools. I was also neighbors and friends with his cousins: the Juras & MacDonalds , the Russell's and Riccio's weren't too far away then. Many a Saturday morning we as a group: all the cousins and my brother Kevin and I would ride our bikes up to Toms family home on Lower Cross Rd which was about a 7.5 mile ride each way from downtown. We would play in the woods as described building forts, swimming in the pool and enjoying the activities and fun. Back then the area in Toms neighborhood was mostly woods that developers built into many spectacular estates. I am very thankful that Tom was a big part of my boyhood experience that I cherish. Tom fought the Hard fight against cancer and the pain is gone. I will pray for the repose of his soul and expect his cousin George will meet him near the Gates of Heaven and will take him on a motor boat ride if there's any water there. Rest in Peace Tom.
Peter Loughran
August 21, 2021
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