Obituary: Thomas John McLaine

Thomas John McLaine

NAUGATUCK — Thomas John McLaine, 69, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 29, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer leaving behind his loving and supportive wife, Patricia (Hass) McLaine.

Born Oct. 26, 1951, in Scranton, Pa., to the late Edward and Mary (Walsh) McLaine, he would go on to spend most of his life as a resident of Connecticut. He was last employed by the Home Depot in Waterbury, where he loved helping and socializing with his customers and co-workers.

Tom loved spending his free time surrounded by his family and friends. For the past 20 years he enjoyed a regular cocktail hour (Sundays at 4:30 p.m.) with his wife, Patricia, and his best friend, Rich. On social outings, he favored the Mix Prime in Woodbury for prime rib, his favorite cut of meat, along with a martini.

His memory lives on through his wife, Patrica, and children, Brian (the eldest) and his fiancé, Brandi Neveu, his caring daughter, Stacie with her partner, William Carls, and his youngest child, David.

He also leaves behind his sisters, Margaret (Peg) McGuire and Nancy Alibrizio with her husband, Frank; his brothers, James and his wife, Alice, and Joseph and his wife, Maryanne; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. Tom was predeceased by his brothers, John and Patrick.

Visitation will held on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. A funeral service will follow. Facial masks and social distancing are required at the services.

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