Thomas Anthony Gamelli Jr. 36, of Ludlow passed away on Saturday May 29th, 2021. He was born in Springfield, MA to Thomas and Denise (Ricci) Gamelli. Tommy, as he was fondly called, was educated in the Ludlow Public Schools, attended STCC for Graphic Design, and completed his education at Lasell University earning his BA in Graphic Arts in 2009. Tommy greatly enjoyed working at CSW Graphic Design and he thought highly of his coworkers. Tommy’s death happened unexpectedly. He was the center of our family, and we are left heartbroken. Tommy was loved. He was a bright and caring man, always first to laugh with his offbeat jokes, one-liners, and quick wit. Tommy was adventurous and he liked to golf and fish. He was fond of the outdoors, and he had a special talent with the upkeep of his parents’ yard. He was a sports fan, especially for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He had a caring heart and he loved all animals. He treasured his dog, Hannah, “the Hanny Girl.”In addition to his parents, Tommy will be remembered and deeply missed by his grandmothers, Constance Minnie of Ludlow, and Patricia Ricci of Burleston, TX, and the Gamelli, Hart, Ricci, Blair, and Minnie families. He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Mary Hart and his maternal grandfather, Valentino Ricci. Tommy’s funeral and burial was private. Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass celebrating his life on Saturday, June 19th, 2021, at St. Cecelia’s Church, in Wilbraham, at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made in Tommy’s name to the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Shelter, 627 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA. (tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com) Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA, 01118. For additional information please visit www.byronkeenan.com
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Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center
627 Cottage Street, Springfield MA 01104