Tom Tirone Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Thomas John Tirone

December 13, 1960 - December 5, 2022

Obituary of Thomas John Tirone

It is with great sadness and loving memories that the family of Thomas Tirone announces his passing on December 5, 2022, at the age of 61, after a short but hard fought battle against cancer. He will forever be remembered by his wife, of 36 years, Catherine, daughter Laura (Ryan) and their children Charlotte and Leah, his sons Jim (Brianne) and Joe (Kayla), his sisters Linda (the late Al), Marie (Mark), Susan and Laura and many extended family members, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Leah, and sister, Diane.

Tom will be remembered for his unwavering strength, determination, deep love and commitment to his family. He had an incredible work ethic with a tremendous sense of loyalty, responsibility and drive. Tom was always teaching new things and solving problems during his 36 year career in the corn wet-milling industry. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his classic cars, especially with his sons, tending to his vegetable garden, spending time at his parent's cottage, fishing, waterskiing, listening to classic rock, making homemade pizza playing, coaching and watching soccer.

The family would like to thank the incredible people at Niagara Health who provided Tom with exceptional care and compassion. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will take place at St. Mary Parish, 90 Griffith St., Welland. Mass will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30 am followed by an Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 50 Woodlawn Rd. Welland. Memorial donations may be made to the Walker Family Cancer Center, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army.

Service Information

Funeral Mass

Date: December 13, 2022
Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 11:30 am
Venue: Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, 90 Griffith St, Welland, ON L3B 4G4
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Inurnment

Date: December 13, 2022
Start Time: 11:30 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Holy Cross Cemetery, 50 Woodlawn Rd, Welland, ON L3C 3J5
http://www.holycrosscemeterywelland.com/


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Bob Nichols
4 months ago

Both of us worked with Tom at Casco for over 24 years, and we have only the highest of praise for him. Tom was considered a friend as well as a co-worker, and he will be greatly missed. Cathy, please accept our sincere condolences, and know that life will get better, in time.
Bob and Gay Nichols.

The St.Louis Family
5 months ago

Our most sincere condolences!

Lee Dimascio
5 months ago

My deepest condolences to the Cathy and the entire Tirone family. I was only able to work with Tom for a few years and was always impressed by his knowledge, dedication, and easy going personality. Tom truly left us before his time and will be dearly missed.

Krista, Kevin, Katelynn and Claire Richardson
5 months ago

Cathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest love and sympathies…

Larry Baldissera
5 months ago

It is with a heavy heart that I pass on my deepest condolences to Cathy and family. It was a very short period of time in high school and at CASCO that I knew Tom, but a very memorable one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

Dan Botari
5 months ago

I was saddened to lean of Tommy’s passing. Like many of the cousins I remember with fondness the summers spent at the lake enjoying the interaction amongst all the related families. My sincerest condolences to family and friends.

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Diane Orsini
5 months ago

Cathy, Laura, Jim, Joe, Linda, Marie, Susan, and Laurie
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Tom’s passing.
Fond memories come to mind of Tom on Sunset Bay with family and friends.
Sincere sympathy to you and your families during such a difficult time. Much love.

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Adam, Terry, Sandra & Gina Yockell
5 months ago

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. I have a lot of lasting memories from the soccer field when Mr. Tirone was my coach, and a great coach at that. I will remember Mr. Tirone as a kind person with great jokes. Our thoughts are with the Tirone family during this tough time.

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Ryan Doell
5 months ago

My deepest sympathies to Cathy and family. Tom touched so many lives in his career and taught all of us about corn wet-milling. We will miss him – his dedication, loyalty and perfection in all that he did. Our thoughts are with you. May Tom rest in peace.

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Bonnie Sedore
5 months ago

Dear Cathy, Laura, Jim, Joe and family- I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Phil and Tom worked together at Casco for many years. Phil loved worked with Tom and always considered him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Bonnie (Bayley) Fokkens
5 months ago

I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Tommy.. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Angela & Walter Lucchetta & Family
5 months ago

Dear Cathy, Laura, Jim & Joe – Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Tom. We have fond memories of him during the kids soccer days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Tom.
Walter, Angela, Lucas & Michael Lucchetta

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Marek Siczek
5 months ago

With deepest sorrow and sadness we are laying our great Friend Tommy T. to rest. Lucky to have met him and so sorry to see him go.
Always devoted to his beloved Cathy.
No words can describe our feelings.
Cathy, Our prayers are with You and your beautiful children.
Marek and Jadzia

Marc Harcus
5 months ago

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. Tom taught me so much in my time in Port Colborne, his steadfast determination to resolve any obstacle put in front of him and his loyalty amongst all the team members. I especially remember how devoted he was to his family. He was one of kind and I count myself lucky to have known him.

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Margaret Giovinazzo
5 months ago

Our deepest condolences to Cathy,Laura,Jim and Joe.
Our thoughts&prayers are with you,remembering the times seeing you all at the cottage,Tom had good times there.Take care of yourselves,
Sincerely,DeeDee,Jamie & family

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Hal and Barb Baird
5 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tirone family.

Agata Siczek and her husband, Luis Serrano
5 months ago

We are so sorry for your loss, wishing the Tirone Family our deepest condolences.

Kevin and Betty Twomey
5 months ago

Our deepest condolences, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Big hugs

Brenda Milne
5 months ago

Dear Cathy
I am so sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
You all, are in my thoughts and prayers.
With Much Love

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Dave, Judy, Tricia, Kimmy, Shelly, Mitch and Steve
5 months ago

Cathy, Laura, Jim and Joe along with Ryan, Brianne, Kayla, Charlotte and Leah. There are no words adequate to express our deepest sympathy. Tom was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. He was truly the type of person we all strive to emulate. Your loss is all our loss! Our love and prayers to all of you.

John McDonald
5 months ago

Cathy, Laura, Jimmy, Joe & All Of Your Loved Ones. You are in my Heart & Prayers for Comfort, Strength & Peace. It is a rare gift to be able to improve the lives of others just by being yourself. Tom is one those exceptional gifts from God. Time passes too quickly & I know I fail to take the time to appreciate the people around me & what they bring to my life. Tom was such a source of strength, integrity, intelligence, loyalty, unwavering support & a treasured confidant. Friend, colleague & my son’s favourite soccer coach. Thank you Cathy & Family for so generously sharing Your Tom with all of us. Love, Blessings & Prayers Johnny Mac

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Eva Falcone
5 months ago

Cathy, my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Ed Bertoli
5 months ago

Tom will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to his family and friends.

Carmel Andrews
5 months ago

Cathy ,Laura ,Jim , Joe, and family, Sincerest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Andrews Family

Bob Labrie
5 months ago

Sincerest condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with them. Tom was a good man and was always ready to help those who needed him. Taken far too soon, he will be sorely missed.

Lucy Stoop
5 months ago

Cathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care.

Robert and Darlene Newstead
5 months ago

It is with great sadness that I send my heartfelt condolences, I had the privilege to work with Tom at Casco. “We were all family…” No words can convey just how much Tom will missed.. deepest sympathies. RIP

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Ram NS
5 months ago

It’s indeed a shocking and most unexpected news.
I’ll always remember Tom as my first manager I reported to in Canada. He will be missed. I pray that his soul will rest in peace.

Laurie Haley
5 months ago

It is with great sadness that I send my heartfelt condolences to you, the family of a person I had the privilege to work with at Casco. Tom was always a man that could be counted on. He could listen, understand and be counted on to help with business and personal concerns. When I worked with Tom I considered him a friend. I will remember Tom as a special person who cared and respected others. He will be missed.

Ivan & Kathy Horvachich
5 months ago

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss

Don Leblanc
5 months ago

So sorry to hear of Tom’s sudden passing. To all of Tom’s family and friends, please accept my deepest sympathies.

Cathie Popp
5 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My heart goes out to all the family at this very difficult time

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Nicole and Brent Forsyth
5 months ago

Our deepest condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time 🙏🙏❤️❤️ We didn’t know Thomas but we know Jim and Brianne.

Noreen Casson
5 months ago

This tragic loss breaks my heart. Tom & family were a constant presence on Briarfield, good neighbours, generous folks, with smiles to light up the court. My sincere condolences and my apology for missing Tom’s funeral. Dear Cathy, hold all his love for you in your heart – the memories will hurt for a while, but you need them. Please feel free to reach out to family and friends for support in the coming difficult months. We love you.

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Dawn Marie Donohue
5 months ago

Condolences from our family to yours, Tom was a great guy to work with…always smiling and very helpful! Sorry for your loss.

Arlette and Steve Hartman
5 months ago

Cathy, Laura, Jim and Joe- we are heartbroken for your loss of Tom. We remember Tom as a hard working, family loving and compassionate man. We are so so very sorry .Sending you love – Arlette and Steve

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Tammy & Rodney Fuller
5 months ago

We are so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Sending hugs and strength to Tom’s family & friends 💙.

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Jeff Chambers
5 months ago

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our sincerest condolences.

Joseph and Joanne Loscavo
5 months ago

Catherine and Family

Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. May the thoughts of family embrace you in his time of sorrow.

Our deepest condolences!

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SHARON LAROCHE
5 months ago

Condolences in the loss of a loving husband, father and brother. May God give you comfort as you go through this difficult time.

Sue House-Hepburn
5 months ago

No words can convey just how much Tom will missed.. deepest sympathies

Randy Paura
5 months ago

Words fail to express my appreciation for Tom. His depth of character, genuine spirit and warm soul resonated with me and will continue to be a source of inspiration. One always knew that in what he said and did, family came first. Tom’s talent extended beyond devotion to his family, I’ve much enjoyed discussing our various shared interests. Always thoughtful, responsible and driven.
Thank you Tirone family for Tom, a most remarkable gentleman, Christian, friend and brother-in-law. Forever remembered with a smile and with love.

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