Thomas Yandell, 73, of Killingworth passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019 at home. He was born February 16, 1945 in Baltimore MD to Herman and Loise (Dalton) Yandell. Thomas is survived by the “Love of his life” both back in high school and for over the last 26 years, Lorraine (Graziani) Yandell and loving children, Robert Garamella II of Killingworth, Christine Yandell of Shelton and Andrea Yandell of Stratford. Thomas is also survived by his devoted grandson, Robert Garamella III, granddaughter, Nicole Burr and a sister, Judy Erb of Nevada. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Vince Russell.
Thomas was born in Baltimore, raised in Fort Worth, TX and moved to Connecticut in his teens to live with his maternal grandparents, Guy and Visia Dalton. He was a proud member of Sheet Metal Wokers, Local 38, where he was employed for over 41 years and served as past Treasurer of the Retirees Club in CT. Thomas was very artistic. He enjoyed painting, drawing and abstract art, but his passion was working with wood and making bird houses. He was a proud husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching the Cowboys, Giants and shooting darts with his buddies.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 7 Hemlock Dr., Killingworth, CT. Arrangements are under the care of the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home) 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven.