Thomas J. KoledoOctober 11,2012Thomas J. Koledo
SPRINGFIELD — Thomas John Koledo, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was born July 28, 1935, in Springfield, the son of John W. and Helen M. (Skill) Koledo.
He was a 1953 graduate of Springfield High School.
Mr. Koledo served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1958 and the Army Reserves until 1962.
He married Rita Ann Roberts on Oct. 4, 1986, in Brownington.
He was executive vice president of Parks & Woolson Machine Tool in Springfield, for 43 years.
Mr. Koledo was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Elks BPOE #1560, Loyal Order of Moose #679, all of Springfield, and American Legion Post #67 of Chester.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, cookouts and clambakes.
Survivors include his wife of Springfield; three children, Jeffrey Koledo of Oxford, Mass., Duane Couture of Enosburg Falls and Michelle Guilmette of Franklin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; six siblings, Frederic Koledo, Peter Koledo, Stephen Ankuda, Mary Jane Roberts, Catherine Merrill, all of Springfield, and Barbara Presler of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; his former wife, Lucy Davis; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, James Koledo.
The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Springfield, officiated by the Rev. Peter Williams, pastor. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Family Center, 365 Summer St., Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
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