Tom is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University receiving his B.A. and M.S. degree. He is also a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in NYC. He began his career in funeral service as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1969 in Connecticut, before relocating to Florida in 2011. In 2013, Tom became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Florida.
While in Connecticut, he was the Co-Founder of Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 75 in New Britain.