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Thomas G. Poole

TORRINGTON — Thomas G. Poole, 75, died Thursday night, May 21, 2020, at Hartford Hospital. 

He was the husband of Carolyn J. (Barber) Poole. 

Thomas was born April 13, 1945, in Torrington, son of the late Viola (Roberts) and Francis Poole.

Thomas was employed as a construction worker for Cordani & Bros. Construction Company in Torrington. He served during the Vietnam Era with the U.S. Army. 

He was a longtime member of the Northwest Connecticut Rod & Gun Club in North Canaan. He served the club as its president numerous times. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved doing this with his partner, Warren. 

He loved attending car shows but his greatest passion was his family and his love for all of his grandchildren, Austin, Addison, David, Amber, Tim, Emily, Warren, William, Dakota, Ally and Ralph.

Thomas, in addition to his wife, is survived by his daughter, Tami Shewchuk and her husband, Derek, of Torrington; his son, Thomas Poole, also of Torrington; his stepchildren, David Scully and his partner, Kim, of Windsor Locks, Conn., Phil Eichman and his wife, Wendy, of North Canaan and Wilbur Goodwin and his wife, Sharon, of Florida. Thomas is also survived by his sisters, Gail Hodge and her husband, Burl, of Mississippi and Margaret Moulthrop of Torrington; his brother-in-law, Norman Barber and his wife, Tina, of California; and several nieces and nephews. 

Thomas was predeceased by his brothers, Robbie and Brian Poole; and by his stepdaughter, Lisa Eichman.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services will be postponed until the fall. At that time, when conditions have improved, there will be a graveside service with full military honors held at West Side Cemetery in Harwinton, Conn. 

Memorial donations may be made in Thomas’ memory to the DaVita Dialysis Center, 780 Litchfield St., Suite 100, Torrington, CT 06790. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan. 

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