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Thomas W. Rea, Jr. Obituary


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“In Sympathy and Friendship-Maria and Family. No one can experience this sadness as you do, For your feelings are unique and very personal to you... ...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy O'Meara - New Hartford, CT

“In Sympathy and Friendship-Maria and Family. No one can experience this sadness as you do, For your feelings are unique and very personal to you... ...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy O'Meara - New Hartford, CT

“In Sympathy and Friendship-Maria and Family. No one can experience this sadness as you do, For your feelings are unique and very personal to you... ...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy O'Meara - New Hartford, CT

“In Sympathy and Friendship-Maria and Family. No one can experience this sadness as you do, For your feelings are unique and very personal to you... ...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy O'Meara - New Hartford, CT

“In Sympathy and Friendship-Maria and Family. No one can experience this sadness as you do, For your feelings are unique and very personal to you... ...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy O'Meara - New Hartford, CT

“Tom/Family: Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you. Your friends and colleagues, Travelers Bond ...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Deborah Egel-Fergus - Dallas, TX

“Maria, I am so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Peggy Steinway ”
7 of 33 | Posted by: Peggy Steinway - Canton, CT

“Tommy was a great guy with a sense of humor that cheered up any place. My condolences go out to the many people in his family and friends during this...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Mark Waller - Winsted, CT

“To Marie and family - our thoghts and prayers go out you - From the Crossman Family ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: mark crossman - winsted, CT

“Dearest Maria - Hector and I were both shocked to hear about Tom (and I think we must have been the ONLY people in Winsted to NOT KNOW about it until...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Linda Turgeon - Winsted, CT

“My thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Thomas Rea. ”
11 of 33 | Posted by: Amanda Conover - Winsted, CT

“I am glad to have been able to have worked with Tom for several years. I am glad I got to know him, and as a result, his family. A really terrific...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Scott Rogers - Avon, CT

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
13 of 33 | Posted by: Julie (Crandall) Connelly - CT

“My deepest sympathy goes out to Tom's family. He delivered my newspaper for years and will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Diane Fumire - Winsted, CT

“To Maria and each of the Rea children: My sincere condolences in your loss. I remember you all as a friendly, respectful and close family. Surely...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Mary McDonald - Winsted, CT

“Tom, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 33 | Posted by: Eileen Lagasse - Windsor, CT

“Ellen & Nancy, and the entire family, So, so sorry to learn of Tommy's passing. You are such a wonderful and close family and we share your pain not...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Jeanne & Barry Pinto - Ellington, CT

“Tom, I terribly sorry to hear about your Dad. Matt Travelers. ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Matt Skoviera - St Paul, MN

“To the Rea family:Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.Bob worked with Tommy at MDC for many years,he was alot of fun to...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Robert & Barbara Forsyth - CT

“Rea family, so sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: Angel Fear - Warren, CT

“I was so sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. He leaves such an amazing family and I was blessed to know them all. So glad Maria has so many...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy Cloud - Winsted, CT

“Maria & family: My son Brad and I send our love, thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss. May the Lord give you strength and peace for...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn Jasmin Mayor - Tampa, FL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Sullivans ”
23 of 33 | Posted by: Robert Sullivan - Winsted, CT

“I met Tommy almost four years ago... he was faithful to his jai-lai... he always talked about his wife, kids, grandchildren & how excited he was to...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: katie kalinosky - torrington, CT

“Marie & family I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tommy thanks for the memories. ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Lesley Jasmin Austin - FL

“Tommy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish the memories. ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Staci Prant Ohlerich - VA

“Maria and family, We're so sorry, and so saddened, to hear of Tom's passing. He was such a good guy who will be missed by many. May you find the...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Eddie & Ann Centrella - MI

“Jen I am so sorry for your loss I know your father ment a lot to you and your kids.Now will be the time to watch over your mother for to lose your...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: scott waters - south windsor, CT

“Maria and Family; We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and Dad. He was a great guy and such an asset to the community. He will...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Sandi Young - Vero Beach, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May your friends and family help you through. ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: kendra fradette - winsted, CT

“"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening,but no matter how hard death tries it can't seperate people from love. It...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Jessica (Dwyer) Clark - CT

“Ellen & the entire Rea family. Tom was a great teammate and I'm sure a great family man. He will be missed by all. My condolences to the Tommy Rea Jr...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Dave White - Manchester, CT

“My deepest sympathy go out to all of you who loved,and cared,for such a great family man,and all around GOOD GUY,to ALL,that knew him.He,will truly...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Jerry Morton - Woodinville, WA


WINSTED – REA – Thomas W. Rea, Jr., passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012. He was the loving husband of Maria (Paes) Rea for 37 years. Born in Hartford on September 23, 1950; the son of the late Thomas and Muriel (Gardiner) Rea. Tom retired in 2003 after 32 years of service from the MDC. He was also employed delivering newspapers for 20 years, custodial work for the Town of Winchester, volunteering for Aerial Ladder for 20 years and owning Tommy Rea's Café. He was an avid Boston Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Veronica Vitola, Michael Adamo, Thomas Rea, Jennifer Lauria, Vanessa DiVita, Billy Rea and Ryan Rea; brothers, Timmy and Jeffrey Rea; sisters, Ellen Tarpinian and Nancy Demirgian; 16 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his dog, Sadie. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Jane Wilde. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 5 – 8 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at St. Joseph Church, Winsted at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to: Winsted Aerial Ladder or St. Anthony's School. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.

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