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Thomas ‘Otis’ J. Strattman

EAST CANAAN — The family of Thomas “Otis”, J. Strattman, Sr., 64, announce his passing May 9, 2022.  He was born March 17, 1958, in Great Barrington, son of the late Lee Strattman, Sr. and Joan (Liner) Strattman.

Thomas was an amazing plumber.  He was employed by William Perotti and Sons, Fred Warner, and worked with his brother Chip (Lee Jr.). Thomas was raised in the Canaan Methodist Church.  He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.  He always enjoyed a cup of black coffee, and a chocolate doughnut.  Thomas also enjoyed fishing and camping, but his greatest attribute was his devotion to his grandchildren. He was a #1 Opa!

Thomas is survived by his daughter Melissa Ann Strattman of Falls Village, and his son Thomas Strattman, Jr. of Torrington.  He is also survived by his three brothers: Chip & Barbara Strattman of East Canaan; Christopher & Diane Strattman of Florida; Larry & Julianna Strattman of Ashley Falls; and brother-in-law Brian Naventi of New York.  Thomas is also survived by his five grandchildren: Chloe, Nicholas, Lydia, Jillian Grace, Amelia and many nieces and nephews.

Thomas was predeceased by his sister Jill Naventi.

Graveside services will be on Saturday June 18, 2022, in Hillside Cemetery East Canaan, at 4:00 p.m.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial donations may be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home 118 Main St. Canaan, Connecticut 06018.

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