July 12, 2021
Thomas Edwin DePaoli after a long illness, Thomas E. DePaoli, of Barefoot Bay, Florida, formerly of Irvington, New York, went home to be with God and his beloved son Russell. Tom was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York to James and Eleanor (Martin) DePaoli in 1932 and resided in his hometown of Irvington for 55 of his 88 years. The second of five children, Tom was predeceased by his brother James (Betty) DePaoli and his sister Nancy (DePaoli) Belloise. He is survived by his sister Susan and brother Richard. Tom was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. When thanked for his service to his country, Tom always replied, “And I’d do it again in a heartbeat.” To honor all those who served, Tom was a charter Member of the American Legion Post #366. Tom first met Lorraine (Kosilla) at a friend’s wedding, but their relationship blossomed after Tom suffered a mishap at a Fireman’s Bazaar sending him directly to the hospital where Lorraine worked. Tom knew he had met the woman he would marry, and he and his bride went on to share 65 years together, marrying on June 2, 1956. Tom worked for the Village of Irvington giving his heart and soul for its benefit, whether it was through the many positions he held or through the help he offered a neighbor in need. He retired from his job as Supt. of Public Works after more than 40 years of service. Additionally, he was a former chief of the Irvington Fire Department, a volunteer position that remained dear to his heart along with the many friendships he made over the years. A gifted athlete, Tom played many sports. Over the years he swam, played softball, golf, tennis, racketball, basketball, bowling, and horseshoes. He was President of the Barefoot Bay Horseshoe Club for 20 years. A die-hard baseball fan for his entire life, there was nothing Tom loved more than a New York Yankee win-and there was nothing he hated more than a relief pitcher! Some of the best memories his adult children recall about their father are fishing and crabbing in the Hudson River, sledding and tobogganing in the winter, apple and cherry picking (especially when he fell out of a tree!), and the numerous backyard picnics, outings, barbecues, and family reunions he hosted over a lifetime. As a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Micco, Florida, he dedicated his time and talent as a member of the men’s group and coordinated cookouts and golfing events. Together they raised 5 children: Laura (Bill) Jones of Sebastian, Florida; Michael (Christine) of North Salem, New York; Christopher (Maureen) DePaoli of Irvington, New York; and Janet (Jimmy) Reich of Irvington, New York. Tom and Lorraine’s youngest son, Russell John, predeceased him in 1986. He cherished his 6 grandchildren: Emily and Will Jones, Lara and Natasha DePaoli, Alexandra and Ryan DePaoli and his two great grandchildren: Russell and Ben Reich. A wake will be held at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY on Monday, July 19th, 4-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held the next day, Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irvington, NY. Interment will take place at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York immediately following the Mass.
Thomas Edwin DePaoli after a long illness, Thomas E. DePaoli, of Barefoot Bay, Florida, formerly of Irvington, New York, went home to be with God and his beloved son Russell. Tom was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York to James and Eleanor (Martin)... View Obituary & Service Information
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