Thomas Gaetano Puleo

05/09/1936 - 06/25/2024


Obituary For Thomas Gaetano Puleo

Thomas Gaetano Puleo, age 88, passed away peacefully June 25, 2024, at home surrounded by his loving wife, loyal children and cherished grandchildren.

Born May 9, 1936, in Sicily, Thomas came to the United States and settled in Brooklyn after marrying Giovanna Galati in 1960. A resident of Staten Island since 1969, he worked for Local 780 and later formed his own masonry business.

Thomas found great pleasure tending his vegetable garden and fig trees, as well as making wine and jarring sauce. He was an amazing cook who enjoyed feeding everyone, including the family pets. Spending time on the ocean, in a fishing boat, also gave him great fulfillment.

Thomas is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Giovanna, his daughter Maria and son-in-law Carlos Couso, his daughter Sally and son-in-law Dr. Gregory Roccaro, and his only son, Michael Gaetano. He was the proud grandfather of Daniel J. Leary and Gianna and Mia Roccaro. He is also survived by his niece Maria Covello, her husband Giacomo, and her loving family. He is predeceased by his parents, Gaetano and Maria, and his sister, Francesca Nania.

The family will receive relatives and friends for viewing on Friday, June 28, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Hanley’s Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10306. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10:30am at St. Christopher’s Church Grant City followed by a burial service at Moravian Cemetery.

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  • 06/28/2024

    "A good life is a collection of happy and blessed moments."- We will always cherish the many memories we had together...especially the unforgettable times at the beach house. You will be greatly missed. 💕 Rest in peace, Tom aka Grandpa Tom Love always xoxo, Dawn & Saige

  • 06/26/2024

    May you treasure all the memories of your father, take pride in his legacy, and keep his love in your heart forever. With deepest condolences, Devin.


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    Thoughts, prayers and love to the entire Puleo family. -Joe Lee

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    Deepest Sympathy Vince&Mary Lou

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    With deepest sympathy. Love, Mary, Crysilda and Sandra