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Thomas D. Motta
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Thomas may be made to
  • Putnam Humane Society
    PO Box 297
    Carmel, NY 10512

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“gail and i are so sad at the passing of my good friend tom! we met at our A company reunion and we and our wives clicked. we have kept in contact...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: vincent acosta - LAS VEGAS, NV

“Motta Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed the laughter Tom brought to all of the reunions. You could always plan on some good...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Donald & Debbi Hosler - Berwick, PA

“Eleanor, you and Tommy will always have a special place in our heart. I am so glad we were able to get together one last time at the reunion in...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tony & Norma Durbin - Taylorville, IL

“I am so sorry I all have to go throw this I want to say I am so sorry for the loss of a father brother Uncle Grandfather and son. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Missy Stoneburner - Fort Dodge, IA

“My brother, we served together and became good friends. Our time together in An Khe and several reunions were great memories that I will never forget...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Pete Wingers - Muskego, WI

“Lisa & Family,So very sorry for the loss of your dear Father, May he R.I.P.!!! You are in our continued prayers. All our love John & Lori Fiegoli ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lori Fiegoli - Brookfield, CT

“Dad, I will love forever and think of you always. There will always be a piece of you with me. I'm your clone and you're my star! ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Christina Pelliccio - NY

“Blessings to the Motta family !!! R . I .P . Tommy ... Love you guys !!! ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Cynthia Jimenez - York, PA

“My deepest condolences hugs ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Markene Sweeney - Port ewen, NY

“To the entire Motta family,My heart is heavy for all of you. This has been such a trying time in all of your lives and you a have been so strong. You...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jennfier Tompkins - NY

“To the Motta Family,Tom will be greatly missed at the Car Cruises and Veterans dinners. We had a great time with Tom. He loved to laugh and have...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Neil & Jackie MacMahon - Mahopac, NY


Thomas D. Motta of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday July 14, 2017 at the age of 70. He was born in the Bronx on January 19, 1947, the son of Salvatore Motta and Elizabeth O'Grady.

Thomas served in the US Army, Company A, 70th Engineers Combat Group in Vietnam. He was a mechanic with Bronx Honda, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed antique cars and attended many car shows in the area. Tom was also a model train enthusiast and collector.

On February 21, 1970 he married Eleanor J. Barber at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in the Bronx. In addition to Eleanor, he is survived by his daughters, Lisa Todor and her husband Laszlo of Stormville, NY and Christina Pelliccio and her husband Anthony of LaGrangeville, NY, his son Thomas and his wife Elizabeth of Poughquag, NY, his father, Salvatore Motta and his wife Sylvia of Spotswood, NJ, his brothers, Peter (Mayra) and Salvatore (Deirdre) Motta and John O'Grady, his sisters Margaret Anderson (Richard) and Kathleen O'Grady, his grandchildren, Katelyn, Matthew, Thomas, Nicholas, Alexander, Eliana and Dominic, his sister-in-law, Patricia Taska and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth, his brother-in-law Richard Taska, his sister-in-law Donna Motta and his son-in-law Oliver Mackin.

Visiting will be held on Sunday July 16, from 2-4 & 7-8:30 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will be held following the visitation at
8:30 pm. Private cremation services will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Thomas may be made to the Putnam Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 297, Carmel, NY 10512 and the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, woundedwarriorproject.org