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Thomas F. Arico

July 24, 1941 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 75)

Thomas Frederick Arico Sr. 75, beloved father and husband passed away Sunday morning June 18, 2017 at his home in New London.  Born July 24, 1941 in Norwich he was the son of the late Alexander and Alice ( Ibbison) Arico. He received his High School diploma from Norwich Free Academy class of 1959. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State College where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science. He then went on to pursue a Master of Science Degree from Eastern Connecticut State College. Tommy started and ended his career teaching for the Ledyard Board of Education. He was former president of the local teachers union from ‘75 to ’85, he also served as a Deputy Sherriff for New London County for many years. He is a life member of the Westerly Yacht Club and member of the former Norwich Elks Lodge. Tommy enjoyed sailing and most of all coaching for the Waterford Little League baseball and youth football leagues. He is survived by his wife Marie (Leonard) Arico, son Thomas Arico Jr., step-son CJ Rassbach and wife Laurie, grandchildren Kennedy and Landon, sister Elizabeth Portelance and husband Thomas, brother Allan Arico and wife Jamie, several nephews and nieces and great nephews and great nieces. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Beverly Simpson, a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Arico and his wife Betty, and his father-in-law Richard Simpson and brother-in-law Glenn. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church 70 Central Ave. Norwich on Tuesday June 27th at 11:00AM. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. To leave online condolences please visit  

 Service Information

Funeral Mass
June 27, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
70 Central Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360

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