Thomas Hood Thornton, formerly of Darien passed away Saturday, December 8 at Greenwich Hospital.

Tom was born in Chicago in 1933. He attended Harvard School and later graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa. After Serving in the Army he moved to Los Angeles going to work at CBS in Broadcast Sales.

It was there he met his future wife, Diane. He continued his career with CBS, NBC and later Gannett Radio KIIS-FM. Tom and Diane moved to Darien in 2003 where he was able to enjoy sailing and time with his family. He held a Coast Guard Captains Licence and was a member of the Darien Sail and Power Squadron and served as Commander.

Tom was loved by all especially his wife Diane, his daughter Kelley, son Tom and daughter-in-law Lee Ann of Greenwich and his adored grandaughters Nicole, Alexandra and Elizabeth.

A private family Mass was held Friday, December 14th at the Church of St. John in Darien with a memorial scheduled at a future date. He was loved and the memories of Tom will last forever.