Lawler, Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph Lawler, beloved husband of Angela (Puzzo) Lawler passed away January 3, 2020. The son of the late E. Joseph Lawler and Mary Noonan Lawler was born in New Haven. Raised in Hartford, he attended St. Joseph’s Cathedral Grammar School and graduated from Hartford Public High winning awards in swimming and dancing (Ray Bolger style). He enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years in the US Naval Air Force as an electronics technician. Upon discharge he earned a BA degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and began his thirty year career at the Hartford National Bank (currently American Bank and Trust in Torrington, CT). He retired as Senior Vice President of the region and served the community as chairman of United Way, School Board of Education, School Building Committee, and coach of Varsity Alumni Boys Basketball- his favorite. A fisherman and golfer, he enjoyed all sports. A UConn fan, he also cheered for the Yankees, Giants, and his Grandchildren, always attending their games and performances. Gardening was a special passion. His plot at The Meadows in Farmington thrived. A talented Chef, his skills were greatly appreciated by family and brought him joy. Tom’s Irish spirit and ready sense of humor brought joy to all.

Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Angela. Also his cherished daughters, Ana Lawler-Gersten, Sharon Lawler, Patricia Lawler-Hardy and grandchildren, Grace and fiancé Joshua, Levi, Samuel, Thomas, Luke and great-grandson Declan.  He is also survived by, brother Larry and wife Pat Lawler, sister Kathleen and husband Mark Bourke, special cousin Bill and his wife Marcia Lawler and many beloved Noonan and Lawler cousins. Also mourning his passing, the Puzzo and Snetro families of who Tom was patriarch.

The family expresses our appreciation of the many caregivers, neighbors, and program friends who gave him loving care throughout his illness.

Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Rt.4. Unionville on Tuesday January 7th from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Funeral procession from the Ahern Funeral Home will be Tuesday at 10:30 am. followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 11:00 am in the Church of Saint Patrick, 110 Main St Farmington, CT. Burial will follow at St Mary Cemetery, New Britain.
In lieu of flowers please make a charitable contribution in Tom’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Calling Hours

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 9:30 to 10:30 am

Funeral Service

Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Church of Saint Patrick ~Farmington


St Mary Cemetery ~ New Britain

Memorial Contribution

In Tom’s memory to a charity of your choice.

12 Responses to 'Lawler, Thomas Joseph'

  1. Joanne Zanella says:

    Dear Sharon,
    Hugs to you. <3 Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful man. Praying for strength and comfort for you, your mom and entire family.
    Joanne Z

  2. Edward Moran says:

    I always felt better when I spoke with Tom. He made me laugh and taught me not to take myself too seriously. I also learned from him that sometimes the person who tells me something I wouldn’t necessarily want to hear, that’s the person I’ll remember, and maybe that it’s worth remembering. I’ll sure miss him.

  3. Dan and Maria Brennan says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Angela, Sharon, Patty, Anne and the entire Lawler family. Remembering all the good times spent at the house in Goshen- painting, watching the Giants game with Tom’s famous chili.
    May God grant you peace and comfort in these days of sorrow.

  4. Kathleen Lindenmayer says:

    Sharon, So very sorry to hear about your family’s deep loss. He had a truly wonderful life!

  5. Deborah Augenbraun says:

    Sharon, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, please know you and your family will be kept in my heart and prayers.

  6. Mark & Marie Gegeny says:

    Sharon – Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Mark & Marie G.

  7. Charlie Alexander says:

    Sharon and family so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my family prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

  8. Daryle Dennis says:

    Sharon, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Carlton Lee says:

    May God comfort you and your family for the lose of special the soul that he placed in your live for so many years. Think of the joyous times and you will always have a smile on your face and peaceful heart

  10. Diane and Rick Duhaime says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Angela and the entire family. We always enjoyed Tom’s company – especially his sense of humor and wit. He will forever be in our hearts.

  11. Larry Kagan MD and Diana Eyre says:

    Just wanted to express our sympathies to Ana and her family

  12. Nicholas Bonadies says:

    Tom will be greatly missed we had wonderful times together. We talked about sports gardens tomato plants Tom had 30 or more tomato plants. Shared about lives going up in Hartford.Tom feistiness and a gentleness that will be missed. Your friend.Nick

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