I’ve had many people over the years tell me I do eulogies really well which I know was meant as a compliment. Some have even said they hope I will do theirs which frankly is a bit weird but okay I get it.  My response is always, “you really don’t want me doing your eulogy” that is unless you want it written well in advance.

Unfortunately I find myself today paying tribute and saying goodbye to another one of the good guys who most of you probably never met or dealt with which is your loss.

Tom Bonfonti Jr. died earlier this week at age 63 after a year-long battle with cancer, a disease that despite progress takes far too many away from their family and friends far too soon.

Tom and his brother John have owned and operated Lacey Limo for more than 30 years and whenever I called I rarely knew which one was on the other end of the phone and they didn’t make it easier by often lying.

Tom Bonfonti Jr. 's son's wedding
Tom Bonfonti Jr. 's son's wedding (Picture provided)

These two guys were the modern version of Frick and Frack and honestly I really thought of them as one person, sort of like JohnTom or TomJohn.  We here at WOBM and Townsquare Media have had a long relationship with Lacey Limo and it’s built on the fact those two guys are as good as it gets and now sadly there is just one.

Tom leaves behind his wife Debra Ann, children Thomas III (wife Catlin) and Amanda, granddaughter Madison along with his bother John and his wife Annette and another brother Joseph who lives in Florida.  He also leaves behind his big dogs who will clearly miss him as well.

Viewing is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 and Saturday morning beginning at 9am at Riggs Funeral Home on Route 9 in Forked River.  Somebody up there must need a good limo guy.

Drive carefully Tommy, we’ll miss you down here.

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