Thomas Dery

Thomas Allen Dery

Tuesday, November 19th, 1963 - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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WATERBURY - Thomas A. Dery, 55, died tragically following an accident on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Waterbury.

Thomas was born on November 19, 1963 in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late William J. Dery and Delores M. (Trevino) Dery of Waterbury. He worked at both Easter Seals and Waterbury ARC for many years and was well liked by everyone who met him. His infectious personality will be sadly missed by all. Tom participated in the Special Olympics where he competed and won multiple Track & Field medals. Most notably, Tom competed for the United States Cycling Team in 1991 at the International Summer Special Olympic Games in Minnesota. He enjoyed Special Olympics bowling, unified volleyball and softball and was active in the Boy Scouts.

Among his survivors are his three sisters; Sharon Ober of Torrington, Catherine (Grant) Courchaine of Plainfield, Tina Jacovino of Waterbury; three brothers, William Dery of Plantsville, Kenneth Dery (his roommate and best buddy) of Waterbury, Brian (Deiadre) Dery of Louisville, KY.; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Tom’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone that stopped to aid and help Thomas and Kenneth on Saturday night.

A Memorial Service for Tom will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Memorial 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd. Waterbury, CT 06705. Relatives
and friends may visit with Tom’s family on Thursday evening from 5:00 till 7:00 the funeral
home. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family. To honor Tom’s memory, contributions
may me made to Waterbury ARC 1929 East Main St Waterbury CT 06705 or Boy Scout Troop 302
c/o Waterbury ARC. To extend online expressions of sympathy to his family or for additional
information kindly visit the funeral home website,
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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    At the Convenience of the family
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Deiadre Dery

Posted at 10:39am
Wish we could all be together for this 1st Anniversary. I will be thinking of each of you on this hard day. Love to you all. Deiadre

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Posted at 08:40am
Your teammates and coaches at WATERBURY SPECIAL OLYMPICS
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Toni Fisher (Jeff Graham's Aunt)

Posted at 10:21pm
To the Very family, I have known Tommy for years, he was a very good and kind and friendly person, you couldn't help but like him, I would see him at the Special Olympics enjoying himself. I can't believe this happened to such a great person. Rest in peace Tommy, you will certainly be missed!

Rosanna Cinquegrana

Posted at 07:33pm
1991 International Games

Rosanna Cinquegrana

Posted at 07:30pm
Words cannot express my sorrow for your family's loss. I met Tom through Special Olympics and was told often that I 'must chill.' He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone that he met. During our cycling practices for the 1991 International games in Minnesota, Tom Cat kept us laughing with his jokes and positive energy. We were family. Tom Cat, you will be missed.

Tina Posted at 06:51pm

Thank you so much Rosanne for those great words! I know that Tom loved you so much :) Tina

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