Thomas Arthur Stefon, 69, of Baltic, CT. passed away at home unexpectedly on October 26, 2022.
He was born on December 4,1952 to William Arthur and Cecile (Chretien) Stefon in Norwich, CT.
Tom grew up in Baltic where he attended St. Joseph’s School and then Norwich Free Academy, graduating in 1972. He moved up to Vermont after graduation to work on a dairy farm for a short time. He returned back to Baltic, and went to work at Rogers Corporation in South Windham as a mill operator. His dream was to be a diesel mechanic where he eventually went on to earn his certificate at New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS). He was last employed by Norwich Tire.
Tom was also a former volunteer with the Baltic Fire Department.
Tom who was known as “Happy” earned this name by his oldest grandson who could not pronounce Grampy and somehow he became Happy to all who knew him. He enjoyed a quiet life after retirement relaxing with his pipe and Dunkin Donuts iced coffee while watching his favorite teams, the Boston Red Sox and the Patriots.
Tom leaves behind his spouse of 44 years Diane (Dubois) Stefon of Baltic, mother Cecile Stefon of Baltic, son Jason Stefon of Warwick, RI, son Joshua Stefon of Baltic, daughter Sherrie (Arnott) Segerstrom of Griswold, brother Steve Stefon of Baltic, brother Joe Stefon of New London, grandchildren Ethan, Madison, Mason, Norah and Benjamin and numerous cousins.
He was predeceased by his father William Stefon and his son Shawn Arnott of Griswold.
Friends and family of Tom are invited to a Celebration of Tom's Life on Sunday, November 13, at the Moose Club in Bozrah, 115 Fitchville Road at 4 p.m.
The funeral mass will be held at St Mary's Church in Baltic, CT on Monday, November 14 at 10 am followed by an after-mass gathering at the Baltic Fire Department, 22 Bushnell Hollow Road.