Thomas D. HamillJune 1, 1937 ~ August 21, 2016 (age 79) 79 Years Old
Thomas D. Hamill, age 79 of Norwalk, died peacefully at the Norwalk Hospital on Sunday, August 21, 2016. He was the loving husband for 30 years of Nina J. Marino. Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 1, 1937, Tom was the son of William and Anne Devlin Hamill.
In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his three daughters; Lorraine Robustelli, Suzanne Galluccio, and Dianne Caleca; siblings Kathleen Fischetti, Pete, Brian, John and Denis Hamill, and he was predeceased by his brother Joseph. His beloved grandchildren are Taylor and Andie Robustelli, Clement and Genevieve Galluccio, Nicolo, Thomas, and Caley Caleca. His son-in-laws are Christopher Robustelli, Clement Galluccio and Joseph Caleca, and he has many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Tom will be held on Saturday September 24th at 3 PM, at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT. Tom’s family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 PM prior to the service.
Tom graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School and from City College, CUNY in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He went on to get two Masters Degrees; a Masters of Science from Northwestern University in 1962 and a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University Of Bridgeport, CT in 1998.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War working at NASA and was a retired chemical engineer with the New York State Power Authority.
Tom loved being a chemical engineer and after he retired, he continued to study chemistry, math, physics and quantum mechanics. To relax he would read Richard Feynman, Candace Pert and Martha Grimes’ mysteries.
When Tom and Nina vacationed in England in 2000, he initiated their taking a London bus to Fulham Palace, following in Inspector Jury’s steps when he was tailing a mysterious woman.
Besides being stationed in Ohio while working at NASA, Tom lived in Evanston, IL and Costa Mesa, CA with his first wife Elaine Lehane Hamill and Lorraine, Suzanne and Dianne.
He later moved by to Brooklyn, living in Park Slope for several years and then moved to Manhattan with Nina where they lived in Greenwich Village for 10 years. He loved when they dressed up and walked in the Halloween Parade in the years when it was small and followed a route on the historic back streets of the village.
They moved to Norwalk, CT in 1990 where they’ve lived for 25 years. Tom found walking in the parks, nature reserves and along the beach great exercise. He became an expert imitating bird calls and would whistle at the birds no doubt confusing them.
His favorite sport was golf and he played with colleagues and friends on courses in Fairfield and Westchester counties.
He loved animals, especially their cats. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Earthplace (Wildlife Rehabilitation Program) Westport, CT www.earthplace.org
He will be greatly missed.