Obituary – Mr. A. T. Thomas

In sadness and yet with the hope of the resurrection, we inform you of the passing of Mr. Antesseril T. Thomas (80), our beloved kind-hearted parish member. His unexpected death is a great loss to our parish. SBGOC lifts up in prayers AT Thomas uncle and prays for comfort for Moni Aunty and the whole family.

Antesseril Thomas was born on December 17, 1940. He was the youngest son among the 10 children to late Chacko Thomas and late Aelyamma Thomas. He belonged to the Antesseril family in Elanthoor, Pathamthitta, Kerala.

After completing his education, Thomas moved to Bombay where he began his career working in the office of Asian Paints.  He soon married Moni from the Thykkoodathil family in Kozzencherry, Thekkaymella, Kerala, India. They established themselves in Bombay and were blessed with two daughters, Elza and Anita. At that time, Thomas was one of the key leaders in the early formation of the Thane parish, Bombay. He was also an active member in the Dadar & Malad parish, Bombay. He was also very active in the community. Thomas’ professional career took him away from home to work in Muscat, Sanaa, and Saudi Arabia.

In 1998, he migrated to the US along with his family and has resided in New Jersey for last 23 yrs. Soon after his arrival, he joined the newly formed parish in Central New Jersey , Sts. Basilios-Gregorios Orthodox Church. Within this growing community, Thomas was known for welcoming new families and providing continual support and encouragement. In these later years of his life, Thomas was devoted to the raising of his grandchildren, Jonathan, Ashley, and Alan. His patience and kindness made him a beloved member of the community and a wonderful grandfather. Thomas is survived by his wife Moni, daughters, sons-in-law and 3 grandchildren.

Funeral Services

Viewing and Wake will be held on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm at SBGOC (9 Mercer Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060)

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 starting at 10am at SBGOC (9 Mercer Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060)

Burial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 12:30pm at Resurrection Cemetery ( 899 E Lincoln Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 – use the Morris Ave Entrance)

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