Thomas J. Mauro, 95, has passed on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the Centra State Hospital. Thomas, affectionately known as "Tommy the Tailor" was born, raised and resided in Brooklyn, NY. He has been residing in Millstone Township, NJ for the past 23 years. Thomas was the owner and operator of R&J Cleaners for 40 years until his retirement in 1995. He proudly served his country in The United States Army during World War II. Thomas enjoyed gardening and cooking and was a devoted father and grandfather and beloved uncle.
Thomas is preceded in death by his 6 brothers and 4 sisters.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Ivy (Churchill) Mauro, his daughter, Jayne Mauro-Sigona and her husband Frank and his granddaughters: Ashley and Briana Sigona all of Millstone Township, NJ. Also surviving are many extended family members such as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-7pm on Saturday May 13 , 2017 at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. 205 Rhode Hall Rd. Monroe Twp., NJ 08831, 732-521-0555. Funeral services will begin at 8:45am on Monday May 15, 2017 from the funeral home. A funeral liturgy will be 9:30am at Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Monroe Twp. followed by interment in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery – 350 Province Line Road – Wrightstown, NJ.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to either The Humane Society www.humanesociety.org OR to Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org
For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 we were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow.
At the Society, the quality of each animal's life is paramount. Long before it was popular to think of animals as individuals - to consider their physical and emotional needs when taking responsibility for their care - we were doing just that. That means every day, every dog gets exercise time in the rooftop run, and the chance to walk outdoors with staff and volunteers. Cats enjoy daily play sessions outside their kennels. This very personal care is fully as important to a pet's well being as the inoculations, spay/neuter and other veterinary care provided during its stay in the adoption center. "This doesn't feel like a shelter" remark many visitors to the Society. "It feels like a home."