Thomas G. Bombaci, Sr.



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Thomas G. Bombaci, Sr.

  • BORN: December 26, 1926
  • DIED: November 4, 2016
  • LOCATION: Chelan, Washington

Thomas G. Bombaci, Sr., born December 26, 1926, died in Chelan, Washington November 4, 2016. Sixth of seven children, he was born and raised in Essex to Giovanni "John" Bombaci and Lavinia DeStefano Bombaci. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Martha Page Bombaci, his six siblings; Giovanna Louise "Jennie" Bombaci Cutone, Giuseppe Francis "Joseph" Bombaci, Antonio Jerome "Tony" Bombaci, Santo Louie "Sam" Bombaci, Marie Bombaci Bonanno, and Victor Salvatore Bombaci. He is survived by his loving family; Lydia Bombaci Myers and her husband Peter Hamilton Myers, Thomas G. Bombaci, Jr. and his partner Hollis Fleischer, Richard Page Bombaci, and Timothy Clark Bombaci and his wife Karla Joan Holme. He leaves four grandchildren; Kevin Thomas Myers, Brendan Muir Bombaci, Jessica Braley Myers, and Angela Rose Bombaci, as well as three great grandchildren; Killian Thomas Myers Walsh, Lincoln Hamilton Walsh, and Cosimo Thomas Guthrie. In his early years, he helped out on his family farm in Essex. He graduated from Pratt High School in Essex in 1945, earning 14 Varsity letters in soccer, baseball, basketball and track. He set the record for the mile run in the State Championship. He was active in student politics and excelled in math. He joined the U.S. Army, serving as a Technical Sergeant at Camp Pickett in Virginia. He graduated from Franklin Technical Institute in Boston, Massachusetts and was later employed as an architectural draftsman in Essex. He married Martha Haynes Page, of Guilford in 1950, of whom he said, "I chased until she caught me". Beginning in the mid-1950's he and family members established the successful Essex Sash & Door, Co. Inc. He subsequently designed and built three homes for his growing family. Tom and Martha retired to Beverly Hills, Florida in 1987 where they lived until Martha's death in 2007, at which time Tom relocated to Manson, Washington to be close to family. Tom was an avid golfer, a die-hard Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays fan, and a Master in DIY. He loved playing cribbage, Yahtzee and other parlor games. He enjoyed working in his yard, taking pride in his property. In his lifetime, he donated over 11 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. Tom was gracious, good-natured and peace loving. A true gentleman, he was unwaveringly devoted to his wife and family. He will be sorely missed. "Where there is Love, there is no question" A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:00AM in the chapel of the Robinson Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook. Burial will follow with the rendering of Full Military Honors in the Centerbrook Cemetery, Westbrook Road, in Centerbrook. Memorial contributions in Tom's name may be made to the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032. To share a memory of Tom or send a condolence to his family please visit www.rwwfh.com


Memorial Service
  • Friday, July 14
    11:00 AM
  • Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
  • 34 Main Street
  • Centerbrook, CT 06409
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Interment with Full Military Honors
  • Centerbrook Cemetery
  • Westbrook Road
  • Centerbrook, CT 06409
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“ Tommy and Martha built a new home up on top of Long Hill Road, Deep River, CT which I watched them build. Lydia and Tom road the same bus as I did...Read More »

Posted by: Lucille Perkins - Moocus, CT

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