Thomas W. Tonucci Sr.
Waterford - Thomas W. Tonucci Sr., 78, of Waterford, entered eternal life on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the company of his loving family. He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in New London, the son of the late Fredinand and Gemma (Montanari) Tonucci. He attended local schools and graduated from New London High School, Class of 1957. He served in the Army National Guard, and was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Luzzi, on April 28, 1961, in St. Joseph Church; Mrs. Tonucci survives him. Mr. Tonucci worked for Electric Boat as superintendent of the north yard pipe shop, retiring after 38 years. He was a communicant of St. Paul Church and life member of the New London Lodge of Elks #360. He coached New London National Little League at Mitchell Woods, Waterford Babe Ruth and Waterford Youth Football. He was an avid duck pin bowler, bowling in leagues at the former Family Bowl where he held numerous records in CT State Duck Pin Bowling. Tom was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and a special uncle and godfather. He was a humble and kind man with exceptional values he passed on to his son's, grandchildren, and he epitomized the term, a gentleman. Besides his beloved wife, Dorothy, of nearly 56 years, he is survived by his two sons, Thomas and wife, Shawn Tonucci, of Griswold and Scott and wife, Kathleen Tonucci, of Waterford; two grandchildren, Logan and Nolan Tonucci; and a brother, Norman Tonucci of North Carolina. Family and friends are asked to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, in St. Paul Church, 170 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford. Entombment will be in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum with military honors. At Tom's request, private viewing will be for family only. Donations in his memory may be made to Wounded Worrier Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London, has been entrusted with his care.
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