Thomas F. Delpico
Thomas F. Delpico, 93, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Rome Hospital.
Tom was born on April 28, 1929, the son of Angelo and Maria Enfani Delpico. He attended Rome City Schools and later joined the US Army, serving in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. After returning to Rome, Tom was employed at Griffiss Air Force Base working in production control until his retirement. One June 5, 1954, Tom married Margaret Uvanni, a union that lasted almost 69 years. Tom passed away 5 days before his beloved wife.
Tom had many hobbies and passions throughout his life. These included hunting, fishing and frogging. He was an active member of the Galliano Club for almost 77 years, having joined when he was barely 17 years old. He was one of the members that organized the Galliano Golf League at the Westmoreland Golf Club, where he shot a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. Tom was also active in bocce leagues and tournaments. He was a member of the Toccolana Club, the Music Club, the Stanwix Men’s Club, and the American Legion. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. In their retirement years, Tom and Margaret enjoyed traveling especially to Aruba and occasionally the casino.
Tom was a great storyteller and frequently shared his many adventures with friends and family. His kindness and good nature will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Ruby Delpico of Springfield OH. He is also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Tom is predeceased by his son Michael A. Delpico; his four sisters Janet DePalma, Madeline (Ann) DeAngelo, Theresa Pellam, and Mary Ann Grant; and one brother Anthony Delpico.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Attilio, Dr. Atul Butala, and the staff of Rome Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion, especially in recent weeks.
A joint Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Church, 210 E. Dominick St. with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or by giving the gift of life: a blood donation to the American Red Cross.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.
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