Thomas Fujitani age 101 passed away at his home in Cos Cob on June 7, 2019. He was born on February 23, 1918 to Tom and Anna Fujitani in Rhode Island. After many moves, Tom at a young age settled in Cos Cob where he resided his entire life.
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As a youngster Tom was a superior athlete excelling in ice hockey. In high school he was an all-star and captained the school's first varsity hockey team.
A WWII veteran, Tom first worked as a welder in the production of submarines. He then was assigned to the occupation force in Europe. Returning after the war he continued work as a welder.
Soon after the start of Tom's 72 year marriage to Mary Bruno Fujitani their first son Thomas was born. Peter and Margo followed and their family was complete.
Throughout his life Tom enjoyed fishing, helping many to be successful anglers. In retirement,he continued to fish, adding golf and gardening to his recreational activities.
Thomas pre-deceased by his wife Mary and son Thomas. He is survived by his daughter Margo and husband Richard, his son Peter and wife Kelly, daughter in law Donna Ferraro Fujitani, six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
There will be a family gathering to celebrate Tom's life.