Thomas Frank Pontecorvo

March 6, 1950 - January 5, 2019
Thomas Frank Pontecorvo

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Thomas Frank Pontecorvo, age 68, of Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at his home.

He was born on March 6, 1950 in East Orange, NJ, the son of Thomas Joseph Pontecorvo and Elda Fabris Pontecorvo.

Thomas is survived by his wife Cathy, his daughters Mattie, Kristin and husband Jay and Chelsea Moran and husband Matt. Three wonderful grand kids Emma, Kasey, and Dylan. Loving sister Claudia Waldron and husband Bob, nephews RJ, Peter, and Tim and their wives and children.

He is predeceased by his sister Terrie.

Thomas was a Master Carpenter who specialized in Interior Construction.

Big Tom loved to fish and was a lifetime member of the Cape Lookout Mobile Sportfishermen Inc. He especially enjoyed take a kid fishing weekends where he served up his tasty meatballs.

A celebration of his life is planed for March 2nd at his home.

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  • January 09, 2019
    P davis says:
    My sincere condolences for the loss of Thomas. I know that he will be missed by all who knew him. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that all who have fallen asleep in death who are in God's memory will be restored to life in the grand resurrection, John 5:28, 29. Now may the God of all comfort Jehovah keep and sustain you during this type of sorrow. You may learn more about God's promise at

  • January 11, 2019
    Anne Noyes says:
    "Big Tom" will certainly be missed by his fellow members of Cape Lookout Mobile Sportfishermen and friends on Portsmouth Island. Tom participated in our Take-A-Kid Fishing weekends for many years and will be sorely missed at these activities.