Thomas V. Conte

Thomas V. Conte, age 67, passed away peacefully at Lahey Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer on October 1, 2020. Thomas was born in Queens, New York to Vincent and Rose Conte on March 8, 1953.
Tom graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, NY and received an Associate’s Degree from Baruch College in New York City.
Tom married Loretta Patalano in 1975 and they settled down in Mansfield, Massachusetts, where they were married for 45 years. Together there they raised their two children, David and Amanda Conte, whom he treasured and adored.
Tom worked in various positions of Executive Sales Management throughout his lifetime, most recent being at MS Walker until he retired in early 2020. Being a people-person, Tom enjoyed the work that had him travel throughout the country creating relationships, and often said he had a connection in every state.
He was passionate about creating the most positive change in people, and loved to make people feel joy and happiness. He would say you know you had a great day if you made somebody else smile or laugh. He cared deeply about his family, often saying “Family Over Everything.”
Tom was preceded in death by his mother Rose and father Vincent Conte, as well as his sisters Roseanne and Constance Conte. He is survived by his wife Loretta Conte, son David Conte of Queens NY, his daughter Amanda Conte of Mansfield MA, and beloved brother, Andrew Conte of Queens NY, along with his nephews, a niece and many cousins.
There will be visiting hours at Boston Cremation in Mansfield MA at 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on October 26th 2020 followed by church services at St.Mary’s Church in Mansfield Ma on October 27th 2020 at 11:00 A.M.
Viewing service in Ridgewood New York at Ridgewood Chapels on 10/29 at 4:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. Followed by a mass at St. Aloysius church Ridgewood New York at 10:30A.M on 10/30/20.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making donations in Tom’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to help fund the cure for this horrible disease.
Visitation at Funeral Home
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Morton Funeral Home / Ridgewood Chapels
663 Grandview Ave.
Ridgewood, New York, United States


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  1. The Fogarty Family on October 26, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Tom was a pleasure to be around and knew exactly what to do and say if he sensed the chips were down for someone he knew. Tom was thoughtful, courageous, kind and empathetic, facing the many challenges of life with manifold fortitude. Tom will be sorely missed by everyone in our family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. It is our hope that God blesses and comforts your family during this difficult time, and takes Tom’s soul to join his departed friends and family in Heaven.

  2. Harry Dieterich on October 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I am still in shock… Tom and I were best friends as kids… went to school together and worked a few jobs together. Then life took us apart for a long time… I’m so glad we re-connected.
    Love you brother..

  3. Marie Baumann on February 4, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Andrew Conte
    My condolences on Thomas
    Rest in peace.

  4. Patrice and Tim Travis on August 7, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I am just learning of Tom’s passing. What an amazing fellow, especially a fabulous Dad!

    My husband and I had the absolute grace to get to know him through Girl Scouts and all these years I have bragged to others about knowing a man who adored his kids with such zeal!

    Still remember him hiking to Blue Hills Weather station and standing out in the SLEET to sell cookies for his beloved daughter!

    Certainly an honor to know you, Tom.

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