Thomas F. Aidala Jr.
On the morning of February 3, 2020, Thomas Francis Aidala Jr., 84, of North Caldwell went on to be with the Lord, but his presence will continue to live on within each and every life that he touched. Thomas is predeceased by his parents Thomas Francis Sr. and Ann Aidala, his brother Joseph, and son-in-law Louis Del Rio. Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Madeline (nee Coughlin). His sons, Thomas Francis III and John. Daughters: Ann Del Rio, Jeannine and Joseph Paccioretti, and Michelle and Phil Cicala. Grandchildren: Madeline and Jacqueline Del Rio, Alexis and Alanna Paccioretti, and Julianna Cicala. His brother, Richard Thomas Aidala, nieces and nephews.
Thomas was born on November 26, 1935 in Corona Queens, NY. Tom was a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, a US Marine Corp. veteran, and a successful sales executive at Hoffman La Roche who mentored and coached so many along the way. Tom later went on to become a drug and alcohol counselor continuing his love of 'making a difference' for others. In retirement, Tom loved splitting his time between the Jersey Shore and Florida, golfing, kayaking, playing tennis, and getting together with his card group. Tom will surely be missed, but never forgotten by all the lives he touched and inspired throughout his life's journey. May his legacy live on as he smiles upon us all.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on February 15, 2020 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424. Visitation is between 3-8 PM with a service at 7 PM, Monsignor Robert Emery officiating
2/6/2020 04:53:00 pm
Tom touched and encouraged many lives. His devotion and career ethics were to be emulated for success. Thank you for all your guidance. May you Rest In Peace. We mourn now but will celebrate your life in time to come. Deep felt sympathy to you, Madeline and your family.
2/7/2020 03:56:56 am
A great man who will be missed rest in peace
2/14/2020 12:03:19 pm
Tom was a "great" man and I loved him dearly. I am so very sorry for the family and I will keep you "all" in my prayers. I will miss his wonderful sense of human
2/14/2020 12:06:55 pm
So sorry for the great loss. Loved him and his loving, caring way. Your all in my prayers.
Renee Gargano Sbrocco
2/15/2020 02:01:14 pm
Keeping your whole family in my prayers!
2/17/2020 05:01:32 pm
Dear Madeline, I'm so sorry for your loss. Words never seem to work at a time like this , but I'll try. 58 years of being blessed with your soulmate is something to treasure, and I hope that it gives you strength as you carry on. 5 beautiful children that you both blessed the world with, not to mention your beautiful grandchildren . They'll carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. I love you! Deb
2/18/2020 03:36:45 pm
Tom was one of the men who believed in a college graduate with no formal education and background in the sciences. Tom was my first Regional Manager at Roche and his energy, integrity and high morale and business standards led the way. He helped mold my career and he leaves a lasting impression on my life and the lives of many others. His legacy was how he lived his life. He will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers for Madeline and his family
6/15/2020 07:52:17 am
So sorry to hear that Tom has passed. He was a great help to me when I was a young new rep just starting a career in pharmaceutical sales.
9/28/2020 07:09:51 pm
Please accept my sincere sympathy from an old friend. Tom was a wonderful man !
5/1/2021 08:11:35 pm
Very sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man
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