Thomas P. Mascia, age 69, passed away on Friday, June 17th, 2022, at his home in Green Brook surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Thomas grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and raised his family in Green Brook for the last 33 years.
Thomas, more affectionately known as Tommy, was a successful franchisee for over 40 years, having owned various businesses throughout New Jersey. A true entrepreneur, Tommy owned many Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, as well as other establishments such as Rita’s, Moo-yah Burger, and Sonic Restaurants. He was so proud of not only his family business, but of his Dunkin family he adopted along the way.
In his spare time, Tommy enjoyed tending to his property, with a passion for rooting and multiplying plants. He was particularly fond of his furry catkin plants, a tradition passed down from his grandfather. He was a true Lionel model train hobbyist and muscle car enthusiast. Tommy had a flair for the holidays. He loved his Christmas displays, holiday decorations, scaring the neighborhood kids on Halloween, and putting together firework shows for his family to enjoy, avoiding self-ignition on most occasions.
He is survived by: His loving wife of 33 years, Sharon (McCarthy) Mascia. His children: son, Robert Mascia, and his wife Brooke; two daughters, Shannon Legvari and her husband Steven, and Christie Donatiello and her husband Nick. Four grandchildren Aidan, Daniel, Riley, and Joseph. He is also survived by four siblings: Anthony Mascia, Roseann Boylan and her husband Jimmy, Paul Mascia and his wife Laura, and Mary Ann Mascia, and all his wonderful in-laws and nieces and nephews. Thomas is predeceased by his mother, Catherine Mascia, father, Anthony Mascia, brother-in-law Froilan Dizon, and nephew Anthony Mascia.
Visitations will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, and Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd, Watchung, NJ. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mount Roman Catholic Church in Warren, NJ. Entombment will follow immediately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Memorial donations may be made in Tommy’s memory to the Joy in Childhood Foundation at https://www.joyinchildhoodfoundation.org/donate-now/.