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Thomas L. Gossin
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Mr. Thomas L. Gossin, 83, passed away with his loved ones by his side on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Faxton-St. Lukeís Healthcare.

Tom was born in Utica, on July 23, 1934, a son of the late Francis W. and Mary (Roberts) Gossin. He was educated in local schools and a graduate of Utica Catholic Academy. Tom served our country in the US Air Force at the rank of Staff Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict; and was a graduate of the Army Language School of Monterey, CA.

He was a language specialist and interpreter, and was awarded the National Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. On August 6, 1960, Tom was joined in marriage to the former Jeanne Zumpano. Tom and Jeanne have shared over fifty-seven loving years together and raised their family here in Utica.

A typesetter by trade, Tom worked for Utica Typesetting Co, for many years. In 1978, along with his partners, Werner Klaiber and Norman Flagg, they established Partners Composition on Main Street in Utica. For over twenty years, they served the typesetting industry and received numerous awards of excellence.

His children consider themselves blessed to have had a father of such strong Catholic faith, work ethic, patriotic spirit, and high moral character, as their role model.

Tomís joy in life was his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Jeanne; four children, Mary Lourdes Priore, Judith Anne Gossin, Thomas A. Gossin and his wife, Traci, and Jennifer Cittadino and her husband, Philip; adored grandchildren, Nicholas M. Priore and wife Danielle, Andrew J. Priore, Alexandra M. Priore, Camille E. Gossin, Cathleen S. Gossin, Gina M. Cittadino, Philip J. Cittadino, and Sophia C. Cittadino; also in-laws, Joan Zumpano, Michael and Maureen Zumpano, Albert And Patricia Zumpano, and Matthew Zumpano; and also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ann Gossin; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and John Flihan; his son-in-law, Nicholas S. Priore, Esq., his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ernest and Congetta Zumpano; sister-in-law, Marie Therese Zumpano; and brother-in-law, Ernest Zumpano.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Historic Old St. Johnís Church with Military Honors offered at church. Private interment will be in St. Maryís Cemetery in Clinton.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica.

In Memory of Tom and in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Judeís Childrens Research Hospital. Donations may be made at the funeral home.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
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Written by mark montano
2018-06-04 7:24:46 PM

Jeanne and Family. I was one of the first typesetters to work for Partners Composition. Tom was always a great, and fair employer. We all had good times while working together. I always thought of those 3 many times in my career. I learned a lot from working with Tom. My prayers to all of you. He was a great man, who I will remember as one of my mentors in my career.

Written by Cathy Larrabee
2018-06-05 10:42:16 AM

Dear Aunt Jeanne, Mary Lourdes, Judy, Jennifer, Phil, Tommy, and Traci, (and all of your beautiful children); I am so sorry to learn of Uncle Tom's passing. He was such a gentle and loving man. I know he was ill for a long time, so now he is at peace. I pray for your broken hearts to mend with each other's love and wonderful memories of him. I am sending love and hugs! Love, Heather xoxoxo

Written by Heather Zumpano
2018-06-05 6:05:35 PM