Thomas G. Gecoya, 79, of Saugus, beloved husband of Carol (Stanley) Gecoya died May 20th at the Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers. Born in Lynn, the son of the late Guy and Elizabeth (Jablonski) Gecoya.
Thomas was raised and educated in Lynn, a graduate of Lynn Classical High School Class of 1960. Thomas attended barber school and received his license. Thomas was a Master Sargent in the United States Army Reserves for six years during the Vietnam War. Thomas also worked at the General Electric Aircraft Division for 17 years as an electronic beam welder. He was also the owner of the McDonough Square Barber Shop for 40 years.
Tom was also involved in youth sports and coaching golf at Saugus Middle and High School. He also was an avid golfer his whole life and organized hundreds of tournaments and trips. He enjoyed boating and fishing and became Commodore of the Volunteer Yacht Club. Tom treasured his time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tom never missed his grandchildren’s sporting events.
In addition to his wife Tom is survived by his children Joan DiPesa and her husband Michael, Patti Lennan and her husband Doug all of Saugus, Saugus Police Detective Lt. David Gecoya and his wife Laura of Middleton, his brother Patrick “Pat” Gecoya and his life long companion Linda of Marblehead, his grandchildren Michael DiPesa, Jr., Christina Gentile and her husband Chris, Alex & Tayler DiPesa, Dominc DiPesa, Nicolas Lennan, Kyle Lennan, Dominick Gecoya, Daniel Gecoya, his great grandchildren Isabella, Jacob and James DiPesa. He was predeceased by his daughter Deborah Cole.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn Tuesday at 9:00 AM followed by his Mass of Christian burial in St. Pius V Church, Lynn at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Monday from 3:00PM- 7:00PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Deborah Gecoya Cole Scholarship Fund c/o Saugus High School Alumni Fund PO Box 1305 Saugus MA. 01906. For guest book and directions www.nadwornyfuneralhome.com
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Deborah Gecoya Cole Scholarship Fund / Saugus High School Alumni Association
P. O. Box 1305, Saugus MA 01906