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Thomas J. "Tom Cat" Bertoncini

May 1, 2022

Obituary

BERTONCINI, THOMAS J. "TOM CAT", 87 OF BLAIRSVILLE, PA

passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at St. Andrew's Village, Indiana, PA.  He was born April 7, 1935 in Blairsville, PA, the son of the late Joseph Bertoncini and Ernesta (Delscrimi) Bertoncini.  Thomas was a US Army Veteran, having served during the Korean War.  He was a member of the SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville.  Tom retired from Latrobe Steel.  He was a member of the Blairsville Mutual Aid Society and past president of the Blairsville Italian Club.  He also was formerly a Little League and Senior Legion Coach.    He was also a former member of the Chain Gang at IUP and formerly belonged to many Blairsville area clubs. Tom Cat loved all sports and in his younger days he used to announce the Bobcat Football games.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Deanna (Massimino) Bertoncini, Blairsville, PA; daughter, Deena Kelly, Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Gigi Grosso & Tom, Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Jill Groves, Pittsburgh, PA; granddaughter, Kate Kelly, Pittsburgh, PA; many Nieces & Nephews and his best friend & nephew, Eugene Esposito.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Emma Esposito, Lena Trausi, Irene Stevens, Lenore Farley, Lillian Silvestri and Vilma McGill and brothers: Eugene "Algie" Bertoncini, Elmer "Ammy" Bertoncini and Wilbert "Wibby" Bertoncini. The family will receive friends at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Market St. Blairsville, PA 15717 on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.  A wake service will be held at 7:30 PM in the Funeral Home.  Prayers of transfer will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:15 AM, prior to a funeral mass held in SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville at 10:00 AM.  Fr. Stephen R. Bugay will officiate.  US Army Active Duty and the Blairsville Military Honor Guard will conduct graveside military services in SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of St. Andrew's Village for the compassionate care given to Tom.

WATCH TOM'S LOVING MEMORY VIDEO:  http://video.mbdkeepsakes.com/video/705772971

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
James F. Ferguson Funeral Home and Monument Company
25 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Visitation
Tuesday
May 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
James F. Ferguson Funeral Home and Monument Company
25 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
May 4, 2022

10:10 AM
James F. Ferguson Funeral Home and Monument Company
25 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

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