Thomas Francis Potter, 83, of Hamden passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the CT Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of 58 years to Carol Esposito Potter. Born in New Haven on June 8, 1928; son of the late John Potter Piordo and Marie O’Neil Dorgan. Thomas had served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; he worked his way up to being an engineer and than plant manager while employed at Winchester Repeating Arms, American Chain and Cable, and Neill Tools. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking; always had a great sense of humor and humility-he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Father of Mary (James) Potter Sakalarakis, Thomas (Isabel) Potter, Michael and William Potter. Brother of William Dorgan, Judith Dorgan-D’Amico and John Dorgan. Also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchilden.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Church of the Ascension at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or the VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT 06437.