Thomas A. Cervelli of Southold died suddenly July 24, 2013. He was 70 years old.
He was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Rockville Centre to Michael and Louise Cervelli and grew up in Farmingdale, graduating from Farmingdale High School in 1961. He married Nancy Oâ€™Day on Oct. 14, 1978, in Hicksville.
Tom worked as a computer programmer before moving with his wife in 1990 to Bar Harbor, Maine, where he owned and operated The Inn at Canoe Point for 11 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 Islandâ€™s 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 Oâ€™Day, Trish and Fred Reimer and Dave and Patty Oâ€™Day; cherished son-in-law of Joan and Donald Oâ€™Day; and adored uncle of 18 nieces and nephews and 15 great-nieces and -nephews.
The family received friends July 28 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated July 29. at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold, Father Peter Garry officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978.
This is a paid notice.