It is with heavy hearts that we ask your prayers for our husband, father, grandfather, brother, Senator and Friend Tom Libous who has gone home to be with Jesus, May 3, 2016. Tom found earthly joys and love as a husband to Frances Pianella for 40 years. Together they shared the love of two wonderful sons, Matthew and Nicholas and daughter-in-law, Katie and a blessing of a grandson, Campbell Jude. Tom’s passion was to serve the Southern Tier of Central New York and he was honored to be a State Senator for 27 years. His accomplishments were many and he carried them with great humility. He is recognized as a statewide leader, giving a voice to people born with developmental disabilities and those who suffered with mental illness. Tom specifically asked to thank everyone for their tremendous loyalty and support over the years. Tom was predeceased by his father and mother, William and Katherine Libous. Besides his immediate family, he is survived by his brother, Richard Libous, wife Bobbi and their two sons, William and Peter; sister, Susan Heenan; brother-in-law, Jim and their two children, Marissa and Lucas; his brother-in-law, Nick Pianella; wife, Carolyn and their children, Tyler, Nicole and Joe. His sister-in-law, Lucy Matrassi and her children, Kaitlyn, Rich and Alex; deceased sister-in-law, Marie Nelson and brother-in-law, Gary and her children, Jessica, Heather and Thomas Cramer (deceased); sister-in-law, Kathy Kraeger and her husband, Bob and their children, Jeremy and Jeff. He also leaves behind his Uncle Al Libous, the former Mayor of Binghamton and his aunt Lila and Henry Nussbaum, his aunt Arlene Foltyn along with many cousins, friends and his closest colleagues in the Senate, Senator George Maziarz and Senator Nick Spano.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 am from Church of The Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive relatives and friends at Church of The Holy Family, Friday from 1-7 pm. Tom wishes that in lieu of flowers, please contribute to Mercy House, 212 North McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760, where Tom spent the last days of his life in comfort and surrounded by love and family. We also would like to give special thanks for the care he received for many years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 am