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Thomas Leroy D’Allaird, 71 raised in Troy, New York, passed suddenly on February 19, 2018 in Lakeland, Florida.
Born in Troy, NY, he moved to Clifton Park, NY in 1979, and later to Lakeland, FL in 1994. Tom served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He held many sales jobs throughout his career and became an entrepreneur shortly after moving to Florida. He was a licensed Auctioneer and a Licensed wholesaler, and in retirement chose to work part time for Lakeland Automall.
Tom enjoyed traveling and visiting family, especially his grandkids. He liked fishing, scenic drives, Trips to the horseracing track and playing poker with his friends. He loved visiting New York to see friends and family. Every trip to New York included breakfast at Lakeside Farms, Friday Fish Fry at Snyder’s restaurant, and a drive through Oakwood cemetery where his parents are buried.
Tom is predeceased by his parents Catherine and Thomas. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda, and his children Troy (Yvette), Allen, Craig (Trisha), and Brian (Colleen); as well as his grandchildren Daniel, Xander, Austin, Thomas, Nathan, Lucas and Benjamin. He is also survived by his siblings Joan (David), Jim (Rosemary), Joseph (Kathy), David (Ann Marie), Susan (Paul) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He claimed to be the D’Allaird family Horseshoe and card champion and asks that no one listen to his brother Joe’s claims otherwise.
Calling hours will be Sunday February 25th, 4-7 pm at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home in Troy NY. Funeral Monday February 26th at 10 am.