Thomas L. Glanfield
March 1, 1925 - March 4, 2013
Thomas L. Glanfield, a member of the Greatest Generation, Army Air Corps veteran, American Can Company Director, golfer, beloved husband and father, died March 4, 2013 at home. He was 88.
Tom was born March 1, 1925, in Orange, N.J. to Leo Glanfield, and his wife Rose (Regelman) Glanfield. He graduated from Union High School in Union, N.J. and began his college career at Seton Hall University. However, one year later, in 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific as a navigator bombardier on B-25s. He separated from the service as a First Lieutenant in 1946. He returned home to complete his education at Seton Hall graduating cum laude.
He met the love of his life, Dorothy Tuohey, while working one summer at the Jersey shore. They were married for 46 years and raised their three children in Scotch Plains, N.J. There, they had a crew of good friends and neighbors, enjoyed block parties on Newark Avenue, the local swim club, summers vacationing on Long Beach Island and, for Tom, lots of golf. The family moved to Brookfield, CT, in 1970. Tom was a member of the Heritage Village Golf Club for years and moved to Heritage Village in 1997.
Tom worked for the American Can Company for 38 years in New Jersey, New York City, and Connecticut retiring as a director. Tom was a devoted son and even after the move to Connecticut drove weekly to New Jersey to see and care for his parents. In addition, he took loving care of his wife, Dorothy, as her health deteriorated in her later years. Tom was also a devoted grandfather taking great pride in each and every one of his grandchildren and boasting to all who would listen. He enjoyed his family and friends, sports and travel, old movies and a good round of golf until his knees gave out.
He is survived by his children and their spouses; Thomas (and Sheila) Glanfield of Delray Beach, Fla.; Mary (and David) Mackintosh of Manlius; James Glanfield of Ponce Inlet, Fla.; his grandchildren, TJ (and Seran) Glanfield, Anna Hennessy (and Michael); Sarah Mackintosh, David Mackintosh, Katherine Mackintosh, Patrick Mackintosh; and great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Glanfield.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 146 Main St., Woodbury, CT. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Newtown, CT. No calling hours. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury, CT
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, PO Box 5001, Woodbury, CT 06798; or the Visiting Nurse Association of Waterbury, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708.