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Article Published May 5, 2021

Thomas Mott

Thomas Mott of Branford died May 2 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was the loving husband of the late Ellen Wilson Mott. He was the beloved father of Laura Pantani (Dennis) of Branford, Kate Driscoll of Cheshire (fiancé Paul Velleca), and Thomas Mott (Erin Meunier) of Westerly, Rhode Island. He was treasured Poppy to his grandchildren, Jacob, Gabrielle, and Noah Pantani; Daniel and Lauren Driscoll; and Aurora, Wilson, and Holden Meunier Mott. He was the brother of Dorothy Mott Brandriff of Stony Creek. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Mott Van Wilgen.

Thomas was born in New Haven Aug. 21, 1945, a son of Frank and Frances Frayher Mott. He grew up in Stony Creek and enjoyed his childhood as a “Creeker.” He was the vice president of Wilson Arms in Branford and also worked for Marlin Firearms.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 6 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford. Friends may call prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058, or go to Please see his online memorial @