Thomas J. Cordaro, 61, of Springfield, NJ passed peacefully on November 9, 2015. Born in Summit, raised in Union, Thomas lived in Springfield since 1982. Thomas is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Pamela Cordaro (nee Hamtil) of 38 years and father of Courtney. Thomas was the brother to 9 siblings of Agnes and Patrick Cordaro: Patty, Kathy, Christine, Frank, Jim, Mary, Margaret, Heddy, and Agnes.
From an early age, Tom was always a unique individual. His hobbies were vast, ranging from motorcycles to trips to the shooting range and everything in between. Summers were spent crabbing in the bay waters, or surf fishing off the New Jersey coast. When he was not working for the Somerset County Road & Bridge Division, Tom’s spring and summer was spent either in his bountiful vegetable garden or tinkering with anything from engines to home repairs. No task was too big to tackle, sometimes recruiting the helping hands of friends and family members. Winter brought upon lots of snow removal through his job as a snow plow driver for Somerset County or using his personal tractor plow to clean his own driveway before moving on to other neighbors’ houses up and down his street. Tom would relax after a long day of work by enjoying nature related shows on the television while sitting next to the warm glow of his tropical fish aquarium, which he tended to regularly.
A celebrant Service will be held on Friday, November 13 at 10:30 AM at the Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Avenue, Union, NJ. Internment Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ. Visiting hours, Thursday, 5 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted via, www.gofundme.com/tomcordaro
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