Thomas A. Cervelli of Southold died suddenly July 24, 2013. He was 70 years old.
He was born in Rockville Centre February 2, 1943, to Michael and Louise Cervelli, and grew up in Farmingdale, graduating from Farmingdale High School in 1961. He married the former Nancy O’Day on October 14, 1978 in Hicksville.
Tom worked as a computer programmer before moving with his wife Nancy in 1990 to Bar Harbor, Maine where he owned and operated The Inn at Canoe Point for eleven years. As an innkeeper Tom made sure his guests had an unforgettable vacation and would return year after year.
In 2001, he relocated to the North Fork and loved his time playing golf and working part time at Islands End Golf Course. He was also a volunteer at Eastern Long Island Hospital and East End Hospice.
Tom is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Sandra Tupper, of New Jersey; brother, Michael Cervelli, of Pennsylvania; sister, Patricia Fischer, of Texas and grandsons, James and Brian Tupper of New Jersey.
He was also the cherished brother-in-law of Maureen and Eric Godin, Debbie Holbrook and Jay Greaney, Don and Toni O’Day, Trish and Fred Reimer and Dave and Patty O’Day; cherished son-in-law of Joan and Donald O’Day and the adored uncle of 18 nieces and nephews and 15 great-niece and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C. Church, officiated by Father Peter Garry.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978.
This is a paid notice