Thomas “Tom” Joseph Jankowski
CAPE CORAL, FL – Thomas “Tom” Joseph Jankowski, 62, beloved husband of Donna (Choquette) Jankowski, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 28 at his home in Cape Coral, FL.
Tom was born in Lawrence, MA, the youngest child of Mitch and Jennie Jankowski. He attended the Greater Lawrence Technical School and upon graduation, began his career working at Raytheon. He was affectionately known as “TJ”, retiring after 41 years. Tom was a dedicated worker and provider, who instilled the importance of good work ethic, good attitude and perseverance.
Tom met the love of his life Donna, during his childhood, and they married in September of 1980. Together they raised their two children Adam and Amanda, whom he loved and adored, in Methuen, MA. Upon retirement, he and his wife followed their dreams and moved to Cape Coral, Florida for the warmer climate and beautiful palm trees. A family-oriented man who was often described as patient and kind, Tom relished the simple pleasures in life such as red wine, cigars, love of music, playing drums, bicycling, trying new restaurants, and sitting out on the lanai with his wife, while playing Angry Birds.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and soulmate, Donna, sharing 41 years of marriage, son Adam and his wife, Caroline, daughter Amanda and husband, Ray, and greatest joys, his grandchildren Owen and soon to arrive, Cole. He also leaves behind his brother, Mitch Jankowski, his beloved sister, Pat Jankowski – Abbott and her husband Dan; his in-laws Donald and Diana Choquette, sister-in-law Darlene Collins and husband Bill, and sister-in-law’s Debby Choquette and Diane Vigneault and her husband Ronnie. He had many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly and thought of him as the “cool” Uncle Tom.
Tom will be profoundly missed by all who knew him. He was the best husband, father and grandfather, a wonderful brother and brother-in-law, the favorite uncle and a great friend.
In addition to his parents, Mitchell and Jennie Jankowski, he is predeceased by his nephew, Jessie Jankowski, sister-in-law, Patricia Jankowski, sister-in-law, Denise Choquette and brother-in-law Donald Choquette and his wife Teresa.
A celebration of life will be held at a later time.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.