PROSPECT — Thomas M. Czarkosky, 88, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Waterbury Hospital. For more than 46 years he was the beloved husband of Judith (Poulton) Czarkosky before she left his side in 2010.
Tom was born in Willimantic on Dec. 24, 1934, a son of the late Helen (Plesz) and Michael Czarkosky. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW Post 8075 in Prospect, and the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington. Tom was a proud ironworker and a member of the Iron Workers Local 424 Union.
Tom enjoyed being outdoors and in the solitude of nature, gardening, and feeding his backyard birds. He looked forward to taking family trips to Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Old Saybrook, or their home in Florida where they would go clamming, fishing, and spend time making memories together.
Later in life Tom began taking up cooking and enjoyed experimenting with different recipes for his family. Tom cherished the time he spent with his family, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy.
There wasn’t a wrestling meet, hockey or baseball game Tom didn’t attend. He was always there supporting his grandkids and rooting them on. Tom was a wonderfully caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to so many. The lives he touched are immeasurable and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Left to cherish Tom’s memory are his three children, Susan Neal (Sean) of Freehold, N.Y., Lynda Biello (John) of Watertown, and Thomas Czarkosky Jr. (Elizabeth) of Plantsville; his eight grandchildren, Nicholas Paolino, Julian Paolino, Andrew Biello, Kailyn Carolan, John Biello, Alexandra Czarkosky, Thomas Czarkosky, and Michael Czarkosky; his niece Michele Flynn Smith, his nephew and godson Paul Flynn, as well as many other nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law Sharon Murphy and Genevieve Kustra; his brother-in-law David Poulton; and so many dear friends.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife Judy, Tom was predeceased by his sister Pauline Listro.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org), a charity Tom held dear.
An hour of visitation was to be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at St. Anthony Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect, with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11 a.m. In appreciation of Tom’s service to our country, Army military honors were to be accorded immediately following Mass. All those planning to attend were asked to meet directly at the church. There was to be a private burial service at 11 a.m. the following day, July 7, where Tom was to be entombed beside his dearest Judy in the St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum, 280 Derby Ave., West Haven.
Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Czarkosky family. For online condolences, please visit prospectmemorial.com.