Thomas M DeSando

(Jul 12, 1924 to Jan 8, 2010)

Of Mt. Laurel, died January 8 at home. He was born in Hoboken and went through the school system graduating from A.J. Demarect High School. Shortly after graduation he was drafted and served in WWII in the Air Force as a radio operator in the 312th Troop Carrier Command.rn Tom was very active at St. Francis Parish in Hoboken, serving as president of the Holy Name Society, was voted by the parishioners to serve as Parish Council Representative to the Diocese of Newark, spent 20 years working Bingo and served four terms as Parish Council President.rn Tom was an avid basketball player and also loved baseball and softball. He coached the St. Francis C.Y.O. team to three championships.rn Tom was a graduate of St. Peter’s College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Tom was working as the accounting manager for Maxwell House Coffee when he retired in 1987. Tom then moved down to Mt. Laurel and became active at St. Peter’s Church. He served on the Parish Council, worked the yearly carnivals, worked Bingo for 20 years and worked and managed the Parish Office for 10 years.rn He is survived by his brother, Anthony and numerous nieces and nephews.rnCome celebrate 85 great years Wednesday 2-4 PM and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church. Entombment St. Peter’s cemetery. rn Donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 will be appreciated.rn

4 thoughts on “Thomas M DeSando

  1. Danny Altilio

    Tom was a wonderful gentleman. I knew him from St. Francis in Hoboken. I took his place when he stopped working Bingo. He was among those great men in our parish who were examples to the younger generation. It has been 20 years since he was active in Hoboken and his work is still remembered.rnrnThanks Tom, well done!

  2. Fr. Ed Costello, OFM Conv.

    In this year of the priest I want to recognize the very dedicated support Tom gave to the priests of St. Francis Parish in Hoboken and St. Peter’s Parish in Riverside. His friendship with the late Father Julius Toth with whom he traveled many times to Europe and whom he served so assiduouly during his terms as pastor of both parishes can never be forgotten by those who knew both of them. “In memoria aeterna erit iustus.”

  3. Lisa Waters Ollis

    My Great Uncle Tommy,rnI only saw you several times in my life as a young child. But, yet, your visits are so clear in my head and were always very special to me. My only true memories are of great warm family moments together with you and all of your brothers and sisters. I cherish my Italian heritage because of you and because of the times that I was fortunate to have with you. You will be missed.rnLovernLisa rnMarietta, GArnGrandaughter of Jennie Desando

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