MAMARONECK, N.Y. Thomas J. Oakes, a longtime Mamaroneck resident, died June 11, 2012. He was 78.
He was born July 11, 1933, in Port Chester to Thomas and Dorothy Pfitzer Oakes. Oakes was an Army veteran and worked as the facilities manager at Iona College for more than 25 years. He married the former Ann Davis on March 21, 1969.
Oakes is survived by a daughter, Teresa (Thomas) Lucas; a son, Thomas (Mary) Oakes; three sisters, Patsy Brown, Arlene Bartlik and Joan Wilcox; a brother, John Oakes; and five grandchildren.
His wife died on July 9, 1994 and he was also predeceased by a sister, Vera Melko.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation .
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