Obituary Details

Thomas Alphonse Nicolosi

July 23, 1958 - March 28, 2018

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, April 6, 2018
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Mass

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
N/A
Service Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Salisbury National Cemetery
Date:
Monday, April 9, 2018
Time:
11:00 AM

Notes

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Carolina Donor Services: https://www.carolinadonorservices.org/form/memoriam-contributions

Thomas Alphonse Nicolosi, age 59, passed away on March 28, 2018 at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

He was born July 23, 1958 in Rochester, New York to Louis P. and Judith C. Nicolosi as the oldest of five children. He was a 1976 graduate of Herbert W. Schroeder High School in Webster, NY and joined the United States Army upon graduation at the age of 18. While enlisted in the United States Army, Tom was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany and was able to travel all throughout Europe until his return to the United States in 1980. Upon his return, Tom held many jobs but it was with the United States Postal Service where he made his name known. Beginning as a letter carrier, Tom worked all the way up to Telecommunications Manager. Living and working in both Philadelphia, PA and Raleigh, NC; Tom was both ambitious and hard working.

He was preceded in death by his mother Judy and will be remembered as a loving husband to his wife Kelly, a caring father to his son Timothy, and a loyal brother to his siblings, Louis, Chloe, Joseph, and Peter.

His family will be greeting friends at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church from 12:00 to 1:00 on Friday April 6th with the funeral service beginning promptly at 1:00PM. Additionally, Tom will have a burial service with military honors at Salisbury National Cemetery on Monday at 11:00am, April 9, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Carolina Donor Services: https://www.carolinadonorservices.org/form/memoriam-contributions
Posted by:
karen kendall
Posted on:
April 17, 2018
Tom's dad Louis is my mother's cousin and my godfather. I am Tom's age and know that is way too soon to go. My dear sister Donna, the eldest in our clan, passed away April 14, 2018 and I join the Nicolosi family in sorrow, and in celebration. Look at that smile on Tom! What a bright light. I know he brought great pleasure and pride to the people in his life. Condolences and much love, Karen Kendall, Ephrata PA.
Posted by:
Surinder Juneja
Posted on:
April 16, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the family, just heard from David Quan. I had the pleasure of working with Tom for a number of years supporting USPS, Apart from work, we had enjoyable conversations, Great person and what a sense of humor - he will surely be missed.
Surinder Juneja
Posted by:
Cate Haywood
Posted on:
April 8, 2018
A great guy and always a fun part of the Raleigh/ Durham Euchre group. I will miss his cheerful, witty conversation.
Posted by:
Chloe Alexander
Posted on:
April 3, 2018
Tom,
As Mom always said you were one of a kind! You said you have to create memories and boy did you leave us with a few. You made us laugh, you made us think but most of all you gave us your wisdom. You always wanted the best for me and you made sure you told me the path to follow all though I didn't always listen you made sure to tell me again! You were always generous and giving and a big brother to all of us. You are going to be missed more than you know.

You Loving Sister
Posted by:
Robert Ullrich
Posted on:
April 2, 2018
Tom, you were such a great guy, always had a smile on his face no matter what you were going through and did what you could to put a smile on everyone elses. We need more guy like this in this world not less. You will be missed! I hope you have some good card players up there so you are all practiced up for when we get to play again.
Posted by:
Louis Nicolosi
Posted on:
April 2, 2018
Tom, I will always cherish the time we had together. Lasting memories were made. I was blessed to have such a special big brother as our leader and mentor. You made a difference in my life and many others. You will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

Brother Lou
Posted by:
Steven Iannacone
Posted on:
April 2, 2018
Tom was a genuine guy, you always knew where you stood with him, straight shooter, I thoroughly enjoyed working with him throughout the years as the USPS's telecom provider and we also became very good friends.I know myself, Rob Hale, Gian Verri and the entire Granite team was devastated to hear the news of Tom's passing. thoughts and prayers to his wife and son during this difficult time.
Posted by:
David Mueller
Posted on:
March 31, 2018
Remembering all the fun talking to Tom in his office at the USPS. My sincere condolences to his wife and son.

David Mueller Family
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Visitation

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Mass

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Cemetery

Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Blvd
Salisbury, NC