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Thomas Klosowski

July 13, 1942 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 76)

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Calling Hours
October 7, 2018

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Funeral Mass
October 8, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
99 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

October 8, 2018

St. Joseph Cemetery
Club Rd.
Windham, CT 06280

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Thomas Michael Klosowski, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 76. Tom resided in South Windham, he was born in Willimantic, CT to Frank Sr. and Sophie Klosowski (Brania). He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lu (Peene). Together Tom and Mary Lu raised two daughters, Judy Keeney (David) of Hampton, and Joy Reardon (Dan) of Meriden, as well as two sons, James Klosowski (Marianne) of Ridgefield, and John Klosowski (Lauren) of Killingly.  Papa is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Brian, Daniel, Megan, Caroline, Sara, Adam, Erin, and Andrew; his brother, Frank Jr. of South Windsor; sister, Katherine of Scottsdale, Arizona, and his sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Melvin of Columbia and Marjorie Peene of Colchester. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank Sr. and Sophie, his Step-Mother Helen “Bachi” Klosowski (Curol) and numerous Aunts and Uncles.

Tom was a graduate of Windham High School and the University of Connecticut, earning a degree in Education. He taught Spanish in the Montville School system for 30 years.

Tom had a passion for gardening that was obvious to all who visited his home or the many gardens where he donated his time and talents. In his gardens and his church of 70 plus years, St. Joseph’s, Tom was the embodiment of the phrase, “You are nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on Earth.”  He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, his walks with Mary Lu, his weekly outings with his brother Frank, and visits with his lifelong friend George Ducharme.

Calling Hours will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM on Monday, October 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Church 99 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Club Rd. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph’s Shelter or WAIM, which were two of Tom’s favorites charities, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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