Thomas G. Seeno, Sr., a long time Oakley resident, passed away on June 10th, at the age of 98 in the home he built himself. After retiring from the Carpenters' Union, Tom continued to farm, growing fruits and vegetables that he sold and shared with friends and family. He was well known for the sweet corn and tomatoes he produced each season. He also worked many years at Silvera's Lumber in Antioch. <br />
Tom, the son of Joseph and Mary Seeno, was born in Monterey on March 6, 1922. His father, an Italian immigrant, moved his family from Pittsburg to Knightsen when Tom was seven where he graduated from Knightsen Elementary School and went on to attend Liberty High School, where his children and grandson would later graduate from. <br />
Tom married Rosalia Lopes in 1956. They welcomed four children into their family, moving from Knightsen to Oakley in 1968 and remaining in the same house throughout their marriage. In addition to farming, he enjoyed fishing, camping, feeding the ducks in Martinez, and playing poker. He was also a World War II veteran, having served as an Army MP while stationed in the Philippine Islands. <br />
Tom was preceded in death by Rosalia, and his siblings Frank, Carmen, Rosalie, Salvatore, Rosemary, and Frances. He is survived by his children, Stephanie (Don), Thomas, Jr. (Laurie), Ronald (Gina), and Gregory (Roberta), his grandchildren Thomas Matthew (Heather), Samuel (Kelsey), Carl, Brian, Sal (Shyeree), Colby (Melanie), Lelah (Joey), Hailey (Stevie), Jesse, Alex and Terry and four great grandchildren, Thomas Andrew, Lyla, Hayden, and Hannah, as well as his youngest brother Rocco Seeno and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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