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Thomas F Valanzola

June 23, 1956 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 61)

Thomas F. Valanzola, 61, of Naples, FL formerly of NJ took his last breath surrounded by family on February 7, 2018. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 23 years, Pamela; his daughter and son-in- law, Jessica and Joey Benko; and daughter, Dana James all of Naples; sisters Dawn Signorile and Sandra Valanzola of NJ; grandchildren; a niece and nephew; aunts; uncles; and cousins. In addition to his parents, Dolores and Tom Valanzola, of Jersey City, NJ, Tom was also preceded in death by his brother, Frank.

Tom had many friends and work associates who loved him as much as he loved them; "Tommyvee", "Tommy Diamonds", they had all kinds of Jersey names for him. He loved working as a Publix Supermarkets Manager. He enjoyed each day and made it special. 

Forever looking in Naples for that great New Jersey Pizza, going with Pamela to the Florida Keys, hanging out with Zack, or a day fishing made him happy.  Tom was a guy you would be lucky to have known; he would do anything for you.  A real deep down good to the heart special guy who made you love him with his infectious smile and handsome good looks, he just loved life! We are all short changed losing him so early. He had so much more to live, he tried so hard to stay, he was the Best of the Best!

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 7th at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110

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