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Avon: Tragically on August 4, 2018 at age 66. Predeceased by his parents Charlie & Marion Moran. Survived by his loving partner of over 20 years Connie Ryan and children; Traci (Dominick) D’Alessandro of Deer Park, NY, Kathryn “Katie” (Chad) Smith of Livonia, Matthew (Danielle) Moran of Avon, Peter “Rock” (Rebecca) Ryan of Avon, and Jessica (Adam) Soucy of Avon; grandchildren, Gianna, Joseph, and Michael D’Alessandro, Aidan and Jack Smith, Christopher, Connor, and Emma Moran, Jack and Owen Johnston, and Finnegan Soucy; siblings, Patty Moran of Lima, Molly (Paul) Korndoerfer of Conesus Lake, and Liz (John) Prinzi of CO; also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Tom will be so missed by everyone that knew him including their beloved dogs, Hunter and Izzy.
Tom was a 42-year Member of the Avon Lions Club, serving twice as its President, and being so honored by his peers as a Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest recognition afforded any Member. He embodied the Club’s “We Serve” mantra, unselfishly giving of his time and talent at the Club’s Barbeque fundraisers, Children’s Halloween Party or Easter Egg Hunt, Medical Loan Closet for Senior Citizens, Sports night recognizing High School Athletes, collecting used eye glasses for recycling, Speech and Hearing Clinics held in area schools, and Patriot Project decorating US Flags along the streets of Avon. His enthusiasm was infectious, as was his easy-going good nature and constant smile.
Tom’s record of service includes Avon Community Cares, Avon Food Pantry, Avon Little League, Avon Sports Boosters, and Avon “Welcome Home” Project. In business, he expanded Duffy’s Irish Pub and relocated it to the historic Erie Depot Railroad Station, a site where his Great Grandfather began his Livery business. Ever proud to be Irish, Tom represented Avon as he led the Duffy’s float & crew in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. T-Mo was a long standing member of the Livingston Country Club where he was a past board member and also won many golf tournaments. Recently he had his first hole in one.
Tom was a dedicated employee of the Village of Avon Public Works Department for over 40 years, taking on increasing roles of responsibilities throughout his career. He was the first Plant Manager for Avon’s multi-million dollar Water Filtration Plant. For eight years into his retirement, he continued his service with part-time work in support of the water department. He was a highly respected coworker, mentor, and a beloved friend to everyone with whom he worked. In his retirement, Tom remained active in helping those Senior citizens still living on their own in his beloved hometown, checking on their safety and welfare during sever weather events, and providing mowing and plowing service to many. Known to his friends as “T”, he had trouble saying “no”.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 8th, from 4-7pm and Thursday, August 9th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Tom’s Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 10th, 10:30am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 96 Prospect Street, Avon, NY. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Avon, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in T’s Memory to the Avon Lions Club, PO Box 293, Avon, NY 14414. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com