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Thomas Condon

Thomas Michael Condon

Wednesday, August 4th, 1948 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Litchfield– Thomas Michael Condon, 71, of Litchfield, formerly of Winchester Center passed away at home on September 18, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Linda (Griffin), three daughters, Elizabeth Ali Seaberry and her husband Dyan Ali of Portland, Oregon; Kate Condon of Litchfield, Connecticut and Jenny-Brooke Condon and her husband Shripal Daphtary of Brooklyn, New York; four grandchildren, Aoife and Aliyan Seaberry; Lekha and Kieran Condon-Daphtary; three siblings, brother Dennis and his wife Katherine Condon of Wakefield, Rhode Island, brother William Condon of Torrington, Connecticut, sister Kathy Beech of Santa Rosa, California, and sister-in-law Patricia Halfon of Midlothian, Virginia; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Thom was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Boonton, New Jersey, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Dolan) Condon. He moved to Connecticut to attend Southern Connecticut State University where he graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. He received a Master’s in Human Relations and Community Affairs from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Thom spent his career working to improve the lives of others and expanding opportunities for persons with disabilities. For more than two decades he worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. As an Assistant Regional Director, he managed health, therapy and community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. He later served as the Northern New Jersey Division Director of Volunteers of America, where he expanded programs providing services to persons returning home after incarceration, and directed programs providing community support and services to justice-involved youth and persons with mental illness. Later, Thom continued his work in Torrington on behalf of person with disabilities as Executive Director of Community Systems, Inc., Connecticut.

Thom was an active contributor to his community. As a teacher and volunteer, he furthered his life-long commitment to education. He served as Chairman of the Winchester Board of Education, was a Trustee of the W.L. Gilbert Trust and a member of the Board of Directors of The Gilbert School Corporation. For more than thirty years, he taught sociology as an adjunct professor at numerous community colleges and at a maximum security prison.

Thom was delighted in nature, reading non-fiction, and playing with his grandchildren. He loved writing poems, camping, UCONN women’s basketball, and celebrating his Catholic faith at the Lourdes Shrine in Litchfield. His patience, generosity, integrity and quiet humility made him a role model to his family, colleagues, students and so many others.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday September 19, at Thurston Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield. A funeral Mass will be held at the Lourdes Shrine, 50 Montfort Road, Litchfield on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.

The Condon family is deeply grateful for the compassionate support and care of Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L’Arche USA 310 SW 4th Ave, Suite 840 Portland, Oregon 97204 or the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Thurston Rowe Funeral Home
    Address
    283 Torrington Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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  • Mass

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Lourdes Shrine
    Address
    50 Montfort Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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    Officiant
    The Rev. William Considine
  • Interment

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Mount Olivet
    Address
    669 Platt road
    Watertown, Connecticut 06795
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Deana Mallory

Posted at 04:39pm
So sorry to learn of Thom's passing. I think of you all often and enjoy many fond memories of my times with your family. - Deana Rae

Barbara Braunstein

Posted at 02:47pm
To Linda and her family, I was sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He will be missed. He was a credit to his family and his community, and worked to help people with disabilities most of his life. I am sending my condolences to his family. Know that the people in the peace and justice community are thinking of you. Barbara Braunstein

Olga Romaine

Posted at 04:29pm
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Thom. May you find peace in your precious memories of him.
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Susan Stockwell

Posted at 11:58am
To Linda, daughters and grandchildren: My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. I remember Thom as exemplifying all the wonderful characteristics mentioned in the notice of his passing. Many memories of my interactions with your family are cherished and remain in my heart. I wish you all peace and comfort. (from Susan Longo Stockwell)
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Alison Grondine

Posted at 08:54am
My caring and supportive thoughts go out to Kate, Linda, and the entire family during this sad time. I only met Thomas once, but I remember that he had a very nice smile. Sending love, Alison
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