Thomas O. Rampoldi passed away at the age of 82, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born Feb. 6, 1932 in Escalon, CA to Onorato and Lydia Rampoldi. Tom was a farmer for 40 years, primarily for rice, with his partner Fred Rinna. Although his last years were difficult, he had a wonderful life in his younger years. He was a very special father to his children. He loved dancing, fishing, hunting, spending time with his family. His artistic skills were endless, and he was always creating something from building his own tractors, statuary work, to decorative iron work. He especially loved to play cards with his wife and beloved sister-in-law, Rose Johnson. He was the past President of the Escalon Sportsmen’s Club, and a past member of the Elks Club of Modesto. Thomas is survived by his wife Mary Ann Rampoldi of 49 years; he will forever be cherished as a beloved husband and companion. He is also survived by his children Julie (Geno) Rampoldi-Schenone of Escalon, CA, Paul T. (Tina) Rampoldi of San Diego, CA; and grandchildren Ryan Rampoldi, Brandon Rampoldi, and Deborah Rampoldi. He was a loving and generous father and grandfather. Tom is also survived by his sister Ruth Foyil of Escalon, CA and his cat Cookie, who he loved dearly.
“We are so proud of you, brave and strong to the end.”
His memory rests in the hearts of his family, friends and loved ones. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Visitation was held Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 2-5 PM at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. A Celebration of Life was held Monday September 29, 2014 at 12 PM at the Escalon Community Center. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Escalon Community Ambulance, 1480 Ullrey Ave., Escalon, CA. or to a charitable organization of your choice.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”