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January 25, 1966 - May 25, 2016
CHICOPEE Thomas S. Jamison, 50, of Chicopee, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield with his family by his side. Tom was born on January 25, 1966 in New Brunswick, NJ. He was the son of Elaine (Orszak) Jamison and the late Robert G. Jamison, Sr. Tom was a 1984 graduate of Chicopee High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Holyoke Community College. He was a former communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.
When growing up, Tom played many youth sports for St. Patrick’s Athletic Association. Tom liked to cook and was a fan of the Food Network. He was a kitchen manager at Dr. Deegan’s Restaurant in Chicopee. Having worked there for thirty years, he had a very close friendship with the owner, Peter Lake. He took great pride in his home and yard. Tom was a big fan of the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots. Attending concerts and festivals, listening to live music and boating with his cousin, Adam, were things Tom always enjoyed. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends. Tom’s distinct laugh could always be heard from across the room.
Besides, his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Robert G. Jamison, Jr. of Chicopee and Matthew Jamison of Boston; two uncles, Walter Orszak and his wife, Karen of Texas and Thomas Orszak and his wife, Callie of South Hadley; two aunts, Patricia Kubinski of New Jersey and Charlotte Jamison of Florida and several cousins and many friends.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Church, 319 Broadway in Chicopee at 11 am. His burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, 800 Montgomery St. in Chicopee. Calling hours are on Monday from 5 to 7 pm at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01109 or Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen, 170 Pendexter St., Chicopee, MA 01013.