Obituary: Thomas Joseph Scully


Obit-CandlePROSPECT — Mr. Thomas Joseph Scully, 70, of Prospect, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband for 41 years of Linda (Cocchiola) Scully.

Mr. Scully was born in Waterbury on July 1, 1942 a son of the late William and Alice (Doyle) Scully. He was retired for many years from the state of Connecticut Department of Transportation and was a communicant of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Prospect. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an avid bowler, NASCAR fan and Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed working on his antique lawnmower, spending time with his grandchildren and family, and attending auto racing events. Tom enjoyed life and made everyone laugh, even during the worst of times as he fought his courageous battle. He will be missed by his family and friends and will live in their hearts forever.

Besides his wife, Mr. Scully is survived by a daughter, Shannon Legassey and her husband Jeremy of Terryville; two grandchildren, Jeremy Jr. and Aiden; three brothers, William Scully of Waterbury, Patrick Scully of Naugatuck and James Scully of Naugatuck and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Scully’s family would like to thank Carla his nurse and Pam his aide for the wonderful care that they provided.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect to St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church 4, Union City Road, Prospect, CT 06712.

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