Thomas Bartimole (May 02, 1942 - February 28, 2023)

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Thomas Bartimole
  • May 02, 1942
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  • February 28, 2023

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Thomas “Tom” Bartimole – loving husband, father of two, grandfather of three, great-grandfather of one, and friend of so many – passed away peacefully on February 28, 2023, in Port Charlotte, FL.

Tom was born to Bernice (Capodagli) and Roldo Bartimole in Bridgeport, CT on May 2, 1942. He graduated from Bridgeport Schools prior to studying art and education at Southern Connecticut State University.  Around that time, he met the love of his life MaryElli “Marty” Kiamos.  Married in 1964, Tom and Marty started their family, with Carolyn (Carrie) born in 1969 and Craig in 1973.

Tom had a career that he loved in the Trumbull School system, where the sound of his clogs and singing voice preceded him down the hallways, announcing his arrival to the art classrooms where for years he inspired students to create. He enjoyed any beach, show tunes, telling stories, and more than anything else, being with the people he loved, bringing laughter, deep wisdom, kindness, and positivity into their lives. He had a joyful spirit, persistent smile, and was an inspiration in many ways, always showing people how much they meant to him. In retirement, Tom balanced time between Connecticut with family and friends, Florida for the winter, and Cape Cod for summer. He could often be found traveling with Marty, creating a piece of art for a friend, loved-one, or newborn baby, taking a nap in the pool, connecting with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, or driving up and down I-95 from Florida to Connecticut singing along and listening to Bob Segar and Jackson Browne with Marty.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marty, daughter Carrie (fiancée Andrew), son Craig (wife Stacey), grandchildren Clarissa, Jacob and Samantha, great-grandson Christopher, brother Roldo (wife Ann), sister Phyllis (husband Leonard) and numerous nieces and nephews.

In his memory, donations can be made to one of his favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalThe Hole in The Wall Gang Camp, or St. Vincent de Paul Society Port Charlotte. Memorial services will be held at a later time at the discretion of the family.

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  1. Georgiana Benedetto says:
    06 Mar 2023
    Deepest sympathy to all on this great loss of a lifelong friend. We shared many happy times and will treasure those memories always!
    Georgiana & Len Benedetto

  2. Bob Pitzschler says:
    04 Mar 2023
    Marty, It was a privilege to have known and worked with Tom in his many capacities as a teacher and a leader. Like a grinning Cheshire cat, he was always the bright light at the end of a long dark school corridor.

  3. Donna & Thomas Owsiany says:
    03 Mar 2023
    Tom was a great person. He made us laugh. Sorry to hear of his passing. Donna and I have some wonderful memories of Tom. We will miss him. Condolences to Marty and family

  4. Abigail Collings says:
    03 Mar 2023
    Mr. Bartimole was a fun, kind, energetic and memorable Art teacher. I remember him and Art classes at Middlebrook Elementary School very very well, notably the singing and the clogs! Like all great teachers, he will have impacted the lives of hundreds of students across the years. May his memory be a blessing to his family and friends. Abigail (Collings) Lewis-Bowen. Middlebrook School ~70s

  5. Mary & John Fiorini says:
    02 Mar 2023
    A wonderful man who loved his family and his so many friends. It was an honor to know him and condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace!!

  6. Dan and Chris Milewski says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Our sympathies go out to you Marty and all the family...Tommy will surely be missed...
    we all went different ways these past years....but when we did connect it was fun...
    so happy we did so...our prayers are with you all...

  7. SuzanneBurr Monaco says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Tom was a wonderful person, caring and positive. We worked together for many years in Trumbull, at all levels of education. He was a good friend, and colleague. He always spoke of his family in glowing terms of love and affection and will be truly missed. After many years I still have the caricature that he drew of me! Our sincerest condolences to the family, look to the beautiful memories we are sure you hold in your heart. You are in our prayers.
    Domenic and Suzanne Burr Monaco

  8. Doreen and Ralph Hunnicutt says:
    01 Mar 2023
    We were privileged to spend many good meals with Tom and Marty. He was a great man, beloved husband, father and grandfather who has left a legacy behind. He was larger than life and he lived life to the fullest. May all the beautiful memories be a blessing to all of you.

    With all our love,

    The Tucson Hunnicutt Family ❤️❤️

  9. Doreen and Ralph Hunnicutt says:
    01 Mar 2023
    It was such a pleasure to share years of fun, good food, and laughter with Tom and Marty. He was a great man who has left a wonderful legacy behind. He was larger than life and he lived it to the fullest. Now that he is gone, May all the beautiful memories be a blessing to you.

    With All Our Love,

    The Hunnicutt Family of Tucson ❤️❤️

  10. Marlene Cavagnuolo says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Such a loss. Tom was brilliant, talented, kind and funny. I will miss him dreadfully. My heart goes out to Marty and their wonderful family and many friends who treasured his love and friendship.

  11. Johanna Maciag says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Dear Marty and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers... it was always fun to see you and Tom at many Cavagnuolo functions sorry for your loss

  12. For Nonno says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Abundantly kind and a well of joy. Beyond a blessing and one who will live through all of us.

    01 Mar 2023
    Oh Marty, I was so shocked to hear this news yesterday, Please know that you, Craig & Carrie are in my thoughts & prayers now & always, & God will get you all through this very difficult time, Sending love hugs & prayers your way xoxo

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