Thomas P. Spinola
October 14, 1954 ~ June 18, 2013
Thomas Patrick Spinola, loving husband of Deborah Spinola of Fairfield, CT, died June 18, 2013 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.
Born October 14, 1954, in Norwalk, CT, he was the son Sylvio (Babe) and the late Alice Spinola.
Tommy was the proud owner and operator of Partners Café in East Norwalk which he opened in 1983 with his business partner, the late Chuckie LoPriore. Tommy started his career as a paperboy at the age of 12 and then worked as an auto mechanic and builder before opening Partners Café. In his eyes, Partners was his greatest accomplishment; a place where people could gather for good food, a good time, and a good laugh. Tommy enjoyed people. He was a kind, good hearted soul who helped many people throughout the years, but above all else, Tommy’s greatest love was his family.
In addition to his father and wife, Tommy is survived by his four children who were born in his heart: Nick and his wife Leigh, Christy, Ernie and Stephen Marsan. He was Pop-pop to his loving grandchildren, Cheyenne, Nicholas, Justin, and Taylor. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives: Donald and wife Heidi Spinola and Billy and wife Penny Spinola; as well as loving nieces Carli, Kallie and Simone, along with many more nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday, June 21st, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 22nd, at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Church, 85 South Main Street, Norwalk, CT. Entombment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Tommy’s memory may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.