Thomas Henry Miller

Born: Fri., Jan. 2, 1942
Died: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Location: Sacred Heart Church Taftville

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Griswold - Thomas H. Miller died after a courageous battle with cancer on 2/7/19 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on 1/2/42 to Robert E. and Fannie (Fink) Miller and attended Norwich schools, graduating from NFA in 1960.
He was a member of the CT National Guard from 1963-1969 and was a lifetime member of the Norwich Elks and Snake Meadow Club. He also belonged to the Narragansett, Ledyard and Quaker Hill Gun Clubs and had been a member of the American Legion Post 403 for 49 years.
He worked at the former Norwich Hospital for 38 years, retiring as a Lead Mental Health Worker.  Tom loved hunting, fishing and puttering around in the yard but skeet shooting was his passion.
On 9/10/1988, he married Philomena Meringolo Tupper Miller who survives him.  He is also survived by his step-children Pamela (Mike) Zelasky, Karen Semmelrock and David (Jen)Tupper, his brothers Robert (Donna) Miller and Paul (Wendy Richardson) Miller, 8 grandchildren, Philip (Jennie)Tupper, Erin (Jason) Chauvin, Caitlin (Vince) Keller, Zachary (Kellie) Semmelrock, Emily Semmelrock, Jessica, Lauren and Rachel Zelasky, 2 great-granddaughters,  2 great-grandsons, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial mass for Tom will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Taftville on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00am followed by burial at the Pachaug Cemetary.  There will be no calling hours. The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with the arrangements.  For online condolences please go to

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Patricia and John Thompson
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Phil please accept our deepest sympathy of the loss of your husband.

Jerry May
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
My deepest condolence for the Miller family,especially Bobby and Paul with whom I have shot skeet with over the years.May Tommy Rest In Peace.12

Marcella Zito
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Phil & family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Denise Higgins
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing.He was a fine man and I always enjoyed hearing his stories either at the hospital working with him, or once he retired and worked at the storage building. He shall be missed. My condolences to you Phil and all of his family. R.I.P. Tom

Ted Richard
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Phil, we were so saddened to hear of Tom's passing, Tricia and I worked with him and knew how nice of a person he was.
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and Tom's family and friends.
God bless you all.

Kevin F. Brignole
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Phil & family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to call on me. Love You.

Carol Farrell
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Knew Tom for quite some time, working at N.H. He was the kind of guy that knew how to treat friends and patients alike. Real low-keyed he was. Throughout his bout with cancer, he took one day at a time, never knowing when it would be his last. He did enjoy life. He will be missed. My condolences to Phil and the family.

Dale Hasselbacher
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
My condolences for your loss of Tom. He. Was one of the first people I worked with at the hospital, and one of the last in 1994, always a pleasure.

donna milnarik
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Very sorry for your loss, Prayers and thoughts to you all. Donna Milnarik

Lera Shelley
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your lost, my deepest condolences from the bottom of my heart- Lera Shelley

Linda and Gary Rogoff
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go out to Phil and all of Tommy's family. It still does not seem real to us yet. We have been so blessed to have Tommy in our lives, and have made such a wonderful friend who is just like family to us. Things will never be the same now that he is gone. We miss him so much already. He is such a special man and also a gentle man who would do anything he could for you. Life will not be the same. Rest in peace our dear friend! We love you! Linda and Gary Rogoff

Jerri Phillips
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a very nice person and co-worker. Please accept my deepest sympathy

Newell Wright
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Phil and Family
I am very sorry to hear of Toms Passing.
He will surely be missed.
I had the pleasure of working many steak suppers at Snake Meadow
with Tom.
R.I.P. Newell

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