Thomas John DeCarlo

April 15, 2021


Thomas J. "Yogi" DeCarlo 10/8/1952 - 04/15/2021

Son of the late Lou and Marie (Civali) DeCarlo. Born in Meriden, Connecticut and passed away peacefully in Oklahoma, with his wife by his side.

Survived by his beloved wife, Deborah DeCarlo, and his boy Ocsar. Step sons and Daughter in law, Josh and Julie Lucas, Mathew Lucas. Grand Daughters, Lindsay and Lacey Lucas. Sisters -  Margaret (Peg) and her husband, Ed Copelin, Denise and her husband, Gordon Rathbun. Nephews -Clark Copelin (Abby) and sons, Russell Copelin (Lindsey). Nieces- Emma Rathbun Saltonstall (Steve) and son; Molly Rathbun Foley (William) and son, and Annie Rathbun. Aunts Gloria Ragozzino, Andrea McCusker , Uncle George DeCarlo. Cousin Michael and Barb Civali , and best friends, George Butler, John Iannuzzi and many other beloved family members and friends.

Yankee opening day, The Kentucky Derby and cheering on his favorite football team (the one he bet on) was like a national holiday to Yogi. He loved a good card, or cribbage game and could debate anyone on current events, pop culture, sports and music. He loved his family and will be sorely missed.

Donations may be made in his name to the ASPCA.

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