Thomas Frank Brigiotta “Tommy”
Thomas Frank Brigiotta “Tommy,” 69, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away on Jan. 14, 2020, at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren, Pa., after a brief stay at UPMC Chautauqua.
He was born July 17, 1950, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Anthony and Lois Guichard Brigiotta.
Tommy was a 1969 graduate of Jamestown High School and a 1971 graduate of Jamestown Business College. After college, he served in the U.S. Army in Fort Hood Texas. He received a National Defense Service Medal and a Sharpshooter badge. Upon discharge from the Army, he spent many years as a successful salesman with GAF and Clarks Supply. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf, watching football, and playing pool.
One of Tommy’s greatest accomplishments was joining AA. Thanks to the support of AA of Jamestown, he was enjoying his 5th year of sobriety. Tommy’s family is grateful for all the great friends that became family from AA. He took pride in helping others accomplish their sobriety through educating, mentoring and speaking at meetings in both Jamestown, N.Y., and Roswell, Ga. Along with his sobriety came along the gift of substitute teaching at Bush Elementary School, which made a lasting impact on both him and the children. In his spare time, he liked to work on his house and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Tommy is survived by his children: Karla (Armando) Brigiotta of Roswell Ga., and Kristina (Derek) Lazaro of Bolton Mass.; grandchildren: Miguel, Giovanna, and Gianni Ortega of Roswell, Ga., and Anthony and Sophie Lazaro of Bolton, Mass.; his siblings: David Brigiotta of Jamestown, N.Y., and Toni-Marie (Dan) Davis of Jamestown, N.Y.; nieces and nephews: Danielle (Chris) Wahl of Jamestown, N.Y., Andy (Jaime) Davis of Buffalo, N.Y., and Nicki (Matt) Chollet of Atlanta Ga.; as well as aunts and uncles and several cousins. In addition to the family, Tommy had many great friends that supported him, that include, the late Jerry Beckstrom and his wife, Gretchen, John Hickman, Tim and JoAnn Silk and many others from the “511” Club.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Lois Guichard Brigiotta of Jamestown, N.Y.
Arrangements entrusted to Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions in memory of Tommy can be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, 511 E. Second St., Jamestown, NY 14701 or John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA 16365
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