Thomas James Witt, age 48, of Hamden, CT and Bar Harbor, ME, died peacefully at home in Hamden on April 6, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom is survived by his wife Carolyn Breen Witt. Also grieving are his parents, Jim and Nancy Witt of Cold Spring, NY; his sisters, Karen and her husband Bruce Brothers, and Faith and her husband Jim Quarto; and nieces and nephews Jessica and Christopher Brothers and Nicole, Danny and Sarah Quarto. A graduate of Manhattan College and Pace Law School, Tom had a solo law practice in New Haven. He loved Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, and was an avid reader, hiker and bicyclist. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Tom on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Trinity on the Green Episcopal Church, 212 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06511. His urn internment will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Friends of Acadia, 43 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, www.friendsofacadia.org Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT.

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  1. The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. .No man is an island, entire of itself … any mans death diminishes me.. We are sorry for your loss.

  2. Carrie: So sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. While I never had the pleasure of knowing Tom, please accept my condolences. Dick

  3. Sunset and evening star And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For though from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar. Alfred Lord Tennyson Carrie, our condolences to you at this time…..

  4. Tom, May God Always Hold You in the Palm of His Hand. My deepest sympathies to the entire family, especially Carrie, and my prayers are with you, Tom. You will be sorely missed. I am humbled to have the opportunity to have known and worked with you and you enriched my life. May you rest in peace and you will always be a big part of my memories. I am so sorry to see you gone, but you will not be forgotten. May God Bless You Always and May You be with Him Now and Forever. I will miss you terribly until we meet again. Your friend, Rick

  5. Tom, we start this life thinking that we can take on all and win the game but sometimes we are called short of our maximum potential. Rest in peace.

  6. Words, however kind, cannot mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Deepest Sympathy

  7. Carrie, My heartfelt condolences to you, and your families, on the loss of your husband. May it help in some small way to know that you have a great many friends whose love, thoughts and prayers are with you now and as you go forward.

  8. My sincerest condolences to the Witt family. Although I did not actually know Tom, I always enjoyed Jim’s accounts of activities and visits in Bar Harbor with Tom and Carolyn. Jim Ring WKIT listener

  9. Carrie, I am sorry to hear of Tom’s passing and extend my condolences to the Witt family. As a neighbor across the hall, I would stop by and ask Tom for advice, and we both would share amusing stories about daily activities and client-generated problems. Tom always had an upbeat personality and a smile. I will miss that. Deepest sympathy. Richard Freeman

  10. Carrie, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. To Mrs. Witt and family: My sincerest condolences on your husband’s passing. What a courageous man with an indomitable spirit. I share your loss. Susan Slovin, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

  12. Carolyn, Jim & Nancy, Today read the North County News,so sorry to hear of your Husband & Son passing so young, may he suffer no more. God Bless. Your Weather Friend from the Cruise, Linda J. Hall, Carmel, NY

  13. Nancy and Jim: We send our most sincere condolences for the loss of your son. You both have been such strong contributors to our community, helping many people in so many ways, such as your volunteer work for hospice grief counseling. We hope that in some small way we can repay you here with our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time for you.

  14. Carrie – I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Tom was an honest, genuine and sincere man. He was always willing to listen and give advice when I needed him. I will miss our long talks and his infamous wisdom. R.I.P.

  15. Dear Carrie, Words cannot adequately express our regret at Tom’s passing. What a wonderful fellow, and how much we and all who knew him have lost with his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Best, Jephtha & David

  16. dear jim and nancy, we were very sorry to read that you had lost your son. our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. with deepest sympathy, dan and nancy paduano

  17. Carolyn, Jim and Nancy, Kathy and I were so sorry to learn of Thomas’ passing. Please know that he and you and your family are in our prayers.

  18. WHAT A JOY Tom rode John’s (husband) road bike through Yosemite one summer. What a joy…to see Tom ride along majestic views, to hear his biting jokes and cycling tales, to be with him on his wedding day, to savor wine and Maine lobster together, and to appreciate the sunset on the front porch of the Wawona Hotel with Carrie and Tom. What a joy to know and love Tom. We shall miss his joy. Our Love to Carrie and His Family Lily Thang and John Cooper

  19. Dear Carrie, It’s hard to know that I’ll never again find myself huffing and puffing on a hill with Tom somewhere up ahead of me. I don’t think I’ll ever get on my bike again without thinking of him and the thousands of miles we rode together. We are thinking of you and and offer our deepest sympathies. Love, Jon & Lisa

  20. A terrible loss of a wonderful and talented young man. Not only will his family miss him, all of us will. Judy and Neil

  21. To the Witt Family, I just read about Tom’s passing in the Pace Law School amumni notes, and I can’t begin to tell you how shocked and saddened I was. Tom and I worked on the Pace Law Review together, and as fellow Manhattan College Jaspers we became instant friends. Careers and family pulled us in different directions, but Tom was someone who I thought about from time to time as a fun, hard working guy, and he was someone I had often hoped to see at the too few Pace reunions that I have attended. From the three years that I was fortunate enough to know him I’m sure that he was a wonderful husband and son, and the Pace and Manhattan communities are poorer for his passing. My deepest condolences to his family. Michael Dunworth Pace Law School 88 Manhattan Collefe 79

  22. Oh, what a shock when I came across this notice 5/14/2011. I was on google to get his email. I left Ct in 2007, and at that time never knew Tom was ill. I will miss his sincere and honest advice along with his infectious personality. I met Tom on the advice of another attorney Harvey Melzer. Carrie and the Witt family although I did not know you, I extend my deepest condolences. Tom will be missed and is in my prayers. We do not know why God calls us when he does but we must continue to have faith that there was a reason and pick up our selves and get busy living, knowing that it is what Tom would have wanted. God Bless, Debby and Randy

  23. Dear Nancy and Jim, After making contact recently with Judy Reardon through Facebook I was asking about you Nancy and Judy told me of Tom’s passing. I am very deeply saddened to hear about this tragedy. I often thought about him and wondered where in the world he was. I am so so sorry for your loss, and a huge loss it is. Although I haven’t seen him in many years, memories of what an exceptional person he was will always remain with me. My sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. Ann Marie Drella (former student from Putnam Valley Middle School)

  24. Tom, May God Always Hold You in the Palm of His Hand. My deepest sympathies to the entire family, especially Carrie, and my prayers are with you, Tom. You will be sorely missed. I am humbled to have the opportunity to have known and worked with you and you enriched my life. May you rest in peace and you will always be a big part of my memories. I am so sorry to see you gone, but you will not be forgotten. May God Bless You Always and May You be with Him Now and Forever. I will miss you terribly until we meet again. Your friend, Rick

  25. WHAT A JOY Tom rode John’s (husband) road bike through Yosemite one summer. What a joy…to see Tom ride along majestic views, to hear his biting jokes and cycling tales, to be with him on his wedding day, to savor wine and Maine lobster together, and to appreciate the sunset on the front porch of the Wawona Hotel with Carrie and Tom. What a joy to know and love Tom. We shall miss his joy. Our Love to Carrie and His Family Lily Thang and John Cooper

  26. Words, however kind, cannot mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Deepest Sympathy

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