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Thomas Lagomarcino

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MOLINE — Thomas P. Lagomarcino, 95, of Moline, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. Mary’s Church, Moline, where he was a life member. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a Christian Wake service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Church, Alleman High School, Trinity Pathway Hospice or a favorite charity.

Tom was born December 7, 1915, in Moline, the son of Angelo and Luigia (Schenone) Lagomarcino. He married Elizabeth Pinch on August 27, 1949, in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Tom was owner and operator of Lagomarcino’s Confectionery, Moline, with his sister, Mary, and brother, Charlie, and later his wife and children. Tom welcomed customers into Lagomarcino’s store with his smile, calling them “my friend,” treating them with sweets and entertaining them with Big Band music along with his witty and wise sayings. Many were reassured by Tom that, “there are no calories here, just energy units.”

Tom enjoyed boating, traveling and especially spending time with his family. The Rock River was a second home to Tom. He loved to take family and friends on boat rides, feed the ducks with grandchildren and relax at “camp” – his haven on the river. Tom enjoyed many wonderful trips with his wife, Betsy, especially to Italy where he had a chance to visit his “roots” and be surrounded by his beloved language.

Survivors and (spouses) include his wife, Betsy; children, Mary Beth Lagomarcino (Terry Otten), Moline, Tom (Sandy) Lagomarcino, Moline, Ann Lagomarcino (Brian Pyszka), South Bend, Ind., Paul (Valerie) Lagomarcino, Naperville, Ill., Lisa (Phil) Ambrose, Davenport, and Carol (Mike) Babcock, Bethalto, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Carmella, brother, Charles, and sister, Mary.

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