After his marriage to Carmen (Thibodeau) in 1970, the couple spent 6 years in Texas before they moved to Norwalk, CT in 1976.
Tom attended St. Joseph Grammar School, Haverhill, MA and graduated from Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, MA. He also graduated from Boston College in 1970 and received a PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1975. The Director of the Society for Experimental Mechanics since 2001, Tom also worked for the former Perkin-Elmer Corporation from 1976 to 1996.
An avid Bruins and Red Sox fan, Tom also enjoyed golf and playing the guitar. He had a special interest in WWII and Civil War history and he was active in the Connecticut Bridge Association and editor of the Kibitzer.