Thomas John McDermott

Thomas John McDermott, of Old Tappan, NJ, son of the late Cornelius and Margaret McDermott, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the age of 77. Tom grew up in Jersey City and attended St. Aloysius H.S. and graduated from St. Peter’s College where he was a charter member of Alpha Phi Omega.

Tom and his loving wife Edna recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. They have three children, Gregg and his wife Kimberlee, and their adored grandson, Gavin George. James McDermott, his wife Alice and Susan Daugherty and her husband Robert. Tom is also survived by his brother Neil McDermott and his beloved sister-in-law Susan and her husband Richard Bergeman.

Tom retired as a Global Account Manager for Verizon. Always civic minded, Tom gave back to his Old Tappan Community in so many ways. He was a Life Member and Ex-Captain of the Old Tappan Fire Department, he also served on the Old Tappan Council from 1984-1986. He was a leader and pioneer whose dedication led to the success of the first Municipal Joint Insurance Fund in the state of New Jersey. Tom also served for many years on the NJ Supreme Court Juvenile Conference Committee. He also served as President of the Home School Association of Our Lady of Victories in Harrington Park, NJ.

Woodloch Pines was a cherished destination where he and his wife Edna spent wonderful moments of family celebrations.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 1-3 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ,

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