Thomas Gesseck

Thomas E. Gesseck

June 12, 1945 - December 7, 2020
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Thomas E. Gesseck, age 75, of Beacon Falls, entered into rest on Monday, December 7, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. Thomas was born in Waterbury on June 12, 1945, son of the late Stanley C. and Helen A. (Klukis) Gesseck. Born and raised in Naugatuck, he moved to Shelton in 1969 and finally to Beacon Falls in the 90’s.

Thomas served his country with the US Airforce during the Vietnam War. He worked for over thirty years for Graybar Electric before retirement. A golfer in his earlier years, Thomas enjoyed playing lotto and his lottery tickets, cards, cribbage, bowling, and visits to the casino. He also enjoyed feeding stray cats in his neighborhood.

He is the beloved father of Amy (Gesseck) Ganim Bellows and her husband Bruce and proud grandfather of Tyler and Lindsay Ganim. He also leaves his sister, Christine Link and her husband James, sister-in-law Janette Gesseck, and several nieces and nephews and his longtime companion Judy Deren. Thomas was predeceased by his brother, Stanley Gesseck.

A walk-through visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton. Visitors are asked to wear masks and social distance as they walk through, pay their respects and exit without lingering to ensure all guests can come through. A graveside funeral service will follow at St. James Cemetery, 225 Cross Street, Naugatuck, at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Animals for Life ( in Naugatuck. Online condolences can be offered to the family at
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  • Visitation

    December 12th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    December 12th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Riverview Funeral Home
    390 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
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  • Graveside Service

    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
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Sylvia a Dixon

Posted at 08:38pm
Amy, may god bless you and your family. Your father is with the angels and he is at peace . You are in our prayers. Sylvia Dixon

Sylvia a Dixon

Posted at 08:36pm
Amy, may god give you and your family strength during this sad time. Your father is with the angels, Sylvia Dixon and Family

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