Deacon Tom was born and raised in the Bronx, he is an alumnus of The Bronx High School of Science, SUNY Stony Brook, Trinity College, and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception; he has also attended SUNY Binghamton and CUNY Queens College.
Deacon Tom has been married since 1983 to Margaret and has two adult daughters: Kimberly and Karen, and a granddaughter; Paige.  He is a board certified Physician Assistant with over 21 years of clinical practice experience in primary care medicine.
Deacon Tom has a long history as a volunteer Boy Scout leader in New York City. He is coordinator of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, the Baptism ministry and is a member of the RCIA team.