Obituary: Thomas L. Mecca

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WATERBURY — Mr. Thomas Lincoln Mecca, 88, of Waterbury, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Waterbury Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Enes V. (Poli) Mecca for 54 years.

Mr. Mecca was born in Waterbury on Feb. 12, 1923 a son of the late Vito and Carmella (Rosa) Mecca.

Tom, who was attending Roanoke College, left to enlist in the U.S. Navy to serve his country in WWII. He later established himself as the respected business man and owner of Mecca Motors of Waterbury with loyal customers for over 40 years.

Mr. Mecca was the loving father of Linda LaChance and her husband David of Prospect and Susan Girard and her husband Gregory of New York, beloved grandfather (grampy) of David LaChance, Kevin Girard, Nicolette LaChance and Thomas Girard, devoted brother-in-law to Marie, Sylvia and Anita, dear uncle of several nieces and nephews and life-long friend to Louis and Mildred.

He was the youngest of a close knit family that predeceased him of five brothers, Donald, Ralph, Vincent, Joseph and John; and a sister, Mary Hotchkiss.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, at noon at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect. Calling hours will be on Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury.