Thomas J. Mauro, Sr. (aka- Tommy, Dad, Pappy, Coach Tommy), died while evacuated from Hurricane Ida at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge at the young age of 61. Tommy fought against Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer for 2 long years. A fight he was determined to win. He was born in New Orleans, LA on October 22, 1959.
Tommy was the family protector. His entire life revolved around his family. He told his wife and kids every day that he loved them and how grateful he was for them. His granddaughter Seraphina was the light of his eye. He was completely wrapped around her finger. The love these 2 shared was incredibly undeniable. The words “That’s Pap’s baby right there” will never be forgotten.
Tommy was a dedicated servant of God. For the past 3 years he was a member of EXCELeration Church in Belle Chasse, LA. Prior to that he served on the security team at Believer’s Life Family Church for over 6 years. He loved to worship. He would sit for hours just listening to Christian music. It brought him so much peace and a deeper love for God.
Tommy coached/commissioned the boys 11/12-year old baseball league at PARD Playground for over 15 years. Within those years his boys won 1st place almost every year. This man was the most dedicated coach I’ve ever met. No child was un-coachable. Nothing brought him more joy then the sound of the national anthem right before a game.
Tommy married the love of his life, Tracy K. Mauro on September 1, 1995. They celebrated their 26th year wedding anniversary 3 days before he passed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Anthony Joseph Mauro, Sr. and Lillian “Rose” Mauro and by his brother Anthony Joseph Mauro, Jr. and many cousins.
He is survived by his wife Tracy K. Mauro, his sons Thomas J. Mauro, II and Blake Anthony Mauro and Blake’s soon to be wife Gabrielle Bordlee, his granddaughter Seraphina Evangeline Mauro, his sister Lillian Mauro, and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
A memorial /celebration of his life will be held at EXCELeration Church, 7737 Belle Chasse Hwy, Belle Chasse, LA 70037 on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00am.