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Thomas A. Pardini of Kennett Square on May 3, 2020 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Marian D. (nee Dougherty). Devoted father of Maria Pardini and Tom Pardini. Cherished Father in Law of John Esher and Skye Pardini (Tegtmeier). Adored grandfather of Jack and Tommy Esher.

Tom was the youngest of 10 children born to Geno and Bridget “Ethel” (Duffy). His father emigrated from Italy and his mother from Ireland. He is predeceased in death by his brothers, James (Iris), Frank (Catherine), Anthony “Buddy” (Donna) and his sisters, Catherine (Angelo), Marie (Pat), Ann (Eddie), Rosellen (Dan), Margie (Jim). He is survived by his sister Dolores (John), and countless nieces and nephews.

Tom was a proud graduate of West Catholic High School for Boys, Class of 1953 and of St. Joseph’s University. He was a long-time employee of the Boeing Corporation.

Tom was a faith filled man who worked hard and enjoyed life. He loved spending time at the Jersey Shore surrounded by his family and friends. He also enjoyed his ponies, a quick “ride” to Atlantic City to roll the dice, and a well made martini, or a cold beer.

Tom relished in the people that blessed his life, and he was a friend to all. His fellow Burrs from ’53 were the legends in his many stories that he shared with his family. His 39 nieces and nephews were blessed by the presence of Uncle Tommy (and Aunt Marian) in their young lives. As a member of The Golf Hills Gang, he was always the one with a quick joke, a timely oneliner, or a friend to share an afternoon cocktail with. As his children became adults, Tom became a friend to their friends. He loved offering his sage advice about the ponies to his children’s friends, fixing them a drink, and always keeping them laughing with his infectious smile and quick wit.

Tom always felt that his greatest blessings in life were his family. His wife Marian of almost 60 years was the guiding support that allowed him to provide a full life for his children and grandchildren. He loved being a father to Maria and Tommy and supported them in all the crazy endeavors and activities that they cooked up over the years. He was so grateful to be able to see them find people that he approved of and create their own families. He was thankful that John and Skye became part of the Pardini family.

His most cherished role of all though, and the one where he found the most joy, was being Jack and Tommy’s DaDa. Tom loved nothing more than being in the presence of his grandsons. He loved watching them do anything and was always their #1 fan. He always brought a smile to their faces with his silly jokes, his funny songs, and his crazy antics. They were the light of his life and DaDa never disappointed them.

Tom was welcomed into the arms of the angels surrounded by his children and wife, content in the knowledge that his was a faithful and blessed life well-lived.

Tom’s private funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 8 at Sacred Heart Church in Havertown and burial will be at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. As one of Tom’s final wishes, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
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