Thomas Gaitano Gianfriddo, 83, of New Haven, partner of over 57 years to the late Frank Taylor, passed away on March 24, 2018. He was born in Hartford on July 9, 1934 to the late Louis and Lucy Veneziano Gianfriddo. He is survived by his nephews; Thomas Sincavage Jr., and Louis and John Gianfriddo, nieces Lisa Gionfriddo and Carol Gianfriddo, sister-in-law Ann Gionfriddo, and former sister-in-law Antoinette Gianfriddo. Thomas is predeceased by his sisters Patricia Criscuolo, Lucille Gianfriddo, and Angelina Sincavage, brothers Emanuel Gionfriddo, Lucio Gianfriddo, and niece Louanne Gionfriddo. After serving in the Army during the Korean War from 1957-59, Tom moved to the upper west side in NYC, where he discovered his love of art. He later returned to New Haven and went on to work as a travel agent for Fugazy Travel, now WorldTek Travel, for many years until his retirement. Tom loved traveling, especially to Amsterdam, where he leaves many dear friends. He loved art and was an amazing cook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 3 at 11am in St. Stanislaus Church on State St., New Haven. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

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  1. Rest in Peace, Tommy my friend for 50 years. You are sadly missed and loved by many in the USA and the Netherlands and in many other foreign countries. You will be rejoined with your loving family and all those who passed before you. With deepest sympathy, Bob

  2. Tommy you are now at peace and with Frank and all of your family. There are no words….I will miss you terribly but I do know we will be reunited once again. Thank you for being a dear friend for all these years. Rest in Peace my dear Tommy, Rest in Peace.

  3. To Tom’s family I’m so sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace in heaven. I’m Steve from Wallingford, Frank Taylor’s cousin, if you want to get a hold of me call me at 203-213-7010. God bless you all.

  4. Tommy, we worked together at Worldtek. You were always fun and friendly. Rest in peace my friend. I know you will be missed. Fran Kikosicki

  5. Tom brought a lot of gaiety and laughter during my 8 years at Fugazy! His incredible sense of humor, and he was always a gentleman! So sorry to hear and my sincere condolences. So sad that I missed the get-together a few years ago!

  6. Rest in peace my friend Tom. I will always remember the many great times we shared at Worldtek. You were always a great help to me. You will be missed by so many.

  7. Wow Tom, didn’t know you left us. Hope you are with Frank, shopping at the flea markets where we used to go. The boys, me, and Paul will miss you. So sorry for your family.

  8. My dear friend, Tom.
    My dear friend, Tom. It was not until today, April 23 2018, that I was informed of this sad loss. Words fail me, but I can reassure you that I can’t thank you enough for having known you since 1969. You’ve always added color to my life and have given me your unconditional friendship. Thank you for having been such a caring friend, no matter the distance. I find consolation in the thought that you and Frank can continue your friendship 1:1. Rest in peace and may God bless you, ‘Tommy dearest’. Your friend from Alkmaar, Hendrick de Wolff

  9. Dear Tommy, I’ve been missing you and wondered why I hadn’t heard from you but now I know why.
    I’m sorry I didn’t find out until now but it doesn’t matter. You’ve been a dear friend for 62 years, since those days at the USO when you and Louie were at Ft Jackson. (Thanks for the memories) and thank you for the art work you gifted me several years ago. It will be among the treasures that I pass on to my daughter, and future grandchild , when my time here is over. If you see my sister Judy among your siteings up there, please say hello and also a big hug to Louie! I know how much your family meant to you and how much you missed Frank when he passed, you’re all together again and I hope you continue to be the social butterfly in heaven as you were here on earth. Rest in Peace Your friend, Linda

  10. Dearest Tom, I just now found out about your passing. You and Frank were forever friends of mine, regardless of time passing or not seeing one another. You are always in my morning prayers, and I do believe Frank sent me a message to find out of your passing so I can now say .hello. to you in Heaven as I do to Frank! You are together eternally; what a wonderful thing! Your big hearts and love of our feline friends most certainly have you in high regard up there! Robin

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