Thomas J. Pyne, 84, of Bethany, passed away at the Hospital of Saint Raphael on May 13, 2019 with his family by his side. Born in New Haven on April 13, 1935 to the late Thomas and Margaret English Pyne, Sr., Thomas will be remembered by his wife of 58 years, Joan Sulmone Pyne; children, Michael Pyne & his wife Lisa of Wallingford, Maureen Isleib & her husband Robert of Durham, and Matthew Pyne & his wife Kimberly of Marblehead, MA; sister, Jean Pyne of Hamden; and grandchildren, Tyler & Ashlee Pyne, Jenna & Thomas Isleib, and Kathryn & Liam Pyne. Thomas retired from SNET after almost 35 years of employment. He had a lifelong love of learning; having gone back to school after retirement, proudly earning an additional BA and MA. He had a passion for the Yankees and NY Giants and enjoyed golf, carpentry, and working in his yard. His grandchildren were his loves and he greatly enjoyed spending time with them and attending their different activities. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Friday, May 17th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may also attend his Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Assumption Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike (Rte. 69), Woodbridge followed by a burial with Military Honors in St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom's memory may be made to

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  1. Joan and family,
    We didn’t know Tom for many years but we are so grateful that Pat brought you both into our lives. We have some wonderful memories of our time together:
    Our river cruise in Germany, group lunches, and our New England/Canada cruise a few months ago. Tom was a very friendly and genuine good guy and we will miss him very much.
    Richard and Barbara Myjak

  2. Michael and family,
    We were very saddened to hear of your father’s passing. He always seemed so happy and friendly. Hoping the many great memories you have will sustain you in this sad time. Sorry we are not able to be there for the funeral,
    Mark and Helen DeFrancesco

  3. One of my best friends for 78 years. We shared many happy trips and dinners together with you and Joan. We will miss you dearly. Sincerely Pat and Maria DeLise

  4. Please accept my family’s sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one Mr. Pyne. May you find comfort in fond memories of him, and hope in God’s assured promise to shortly awaken those asleep in death to perfect health and conditions under his new earthly government.

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