Thomas “Tom” A. D’Agostino, 79, of Keene and formerly of Hillsborough and Dalton, MA. passed away peacefully while sleeping on Sunday, February 5, 2023, with the love of his family by his side at his home.
He was born the son of the late Emily (Purgantini) and Thomas D’Agostino on June 10, 1943, in Ayer, MA. Tom was educated at Dalton High School, Dalton, MA. and graduated in 1961. After high school, Thomas enlisted in the United States Army. Upon Discharge he attended Northampton Jr. College, he received the president award for leadership, graduating in 1966 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.
On March 29, 2007, Thomas exchanged vows with the love of his life, Diane M. (Richards) Way. They had a simple service in Keene.
Thomas worked at Walier Chevrolet as a sales associate for 18 years until he retired in 2009. Prior he worked at National Grange Insurance as well as Prime Financial Group, Best Leasing Company, and Masiello Group. After he retired, he works summers at Brentwood Golf Course on the grounds crew.
Tom enjoyed many things in life one of which was being an active member in many of the clubs in Keene. He was the past president of the Keene Lion Club, past president of William Marconi Italian Society, Italian Club Board of Directors, Brentwood Golf Club, Keene Country Club, and being a lifetime member of Keene Eagles Club and Keene Lodge of Elks,
Mr. D’Agostino is survived by his devoted wife, Diane Way of Keene, his two children, Anthony D’Agostino and his wife, Marloe of New Orleans, LA., Alison Dorow of Barrington NH, children from a combined marriage, Todd Shanks and his wife, Stephanie of Keene, Tyler Shanks and his wife, Sally of Swanzey, Trevor Shanks of Orange, MA. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Jacob D’Agostino, Brady D’Agostino, Ty Dorow, Maya Dorow, Colin Shanks and his fiancée Maura, Carson Shanks, Noah Weston, Ian Singer, and Isaac Singer, his lifetime best friend Henry “Hank” Brunjes and his wife, Lynn of Swanzey NH, and his cousin Michael Pedroza, who was like a brother to him and his wife, Alicia of Ashville, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Thomas’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Per Tom’s request, there will be no public calling hours or services.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.