HAMDEN – Thomas Francis Budd, 72, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Loretta Malin Budd.
Tom was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 11, 1945 and was the son of the late James Budd and Marie Van Buren Budd.
He served his country faithfully in the US Army Special Forces during the Vietnam era.
Tom worked for the Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council in New Haven for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the CWV St. Michael’s Post 1562 and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Tom was the father of Kathleen Monaco and Kenneth Budd and the grandfather of Robert Budd. He also was the son-in-law of Frank Malin, Sr. and is also survived by several sisters, brothers, niece and nephews-in-law. He was predeceased by his brother James Budd and sister Carol Ann Mogee.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart and Stroke Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.