It is with deep sorrow, and much love, that we mourn the passing of Thomas Francis Candito of Oxford, MA on March 11th at the age of 62 following his battle with cancer. Tom was born in Worcester, MA to the late Salvatore & Frances Candito. He graduated from Saint John's High School (class of 1977) and Fitchburg State University (class of 1982).
Tom had a multi-faceted career. He began teaching at Doherty Memorial High School and then founded T.F. Candito Contracting & Sons. He was an eternal entrepreneur – next establishing a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Worcester known as Valentino's. He later transitioned into architectural millwork in the Greater Boston Area and ended his successful career doing specialized project management in the Seaport District.
He is survived by his son Nicholas and wife Patricia along with his beloved granddaughters Charlotte Elizabeth, Camila Grace, and a new baby expected in April. His youngest son Connor, currently based in California, also survives Tom. He leaves behind his sister Jane Corr and her late husband John. His niece Amy & husband Tony and their children Anthony and Andrew. His godson Timothy & wife Keryn and their children Taylor, Ryan, and Mya.
Tom was an avid Boston sports fan having attended many Super Bowls around the country. He enjoyed taking long rides on his Harley Davidson and was passionate about collecting and fixing classic cars. Tom was happiest on the water, spending as much time as possible with the sand and surf. Over the years, he was able to travel extensively to see close family and friends. He was able to take the trip of a lifetime with his family in 2019 to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Tom was truly in his element – chartering a private boat, embracing his heritage, enjoying the local cuisine, and most importantly, spending time with his children & granddaughter.
Services are private for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you to make donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (https://www.pancan.org/) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation known as JDRF (https://www.jdrf.org/donate/).