Thomas M. Studwell,carpenter and WWII veteran

Thomas “Tom” Studwell of Weston died suddenly on April 20, 2012. He was 93.

Mr. Studwell was born in Port Chester, N.Y., in 1919 and was raised in Norwalk.

He served in the Army in Europe during WWII. During this time, he was involved in a great deal of action, most notably the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

After the war, he met and married Caroline Tessa. They moved to Weston in 1957 to a house Mr. Studwell built. Ms. Studwell died in 2004; Mr. Studwell lived in the house until he died.

Mr. Studwell was a carpenter by trade. He semi-retired in his early 70s, but he still took jobs well into his 80s.

He was very interested in forestry and his family said he could spend hours at a time in the woods. Among his other numerous interests were history and geneology.

Besides his wife, Mr. Studwell was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Fleahman, and a brother, Ernest Studwell.

He is survived by a brother, Lawrence Studwell (and wife Jean) of Prospect; and his children, Mary Tobin of Ridgefield, and Thomas Studwell, Jr. of Calif. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christine Watson and John Watson, and numerous great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Bounton Funeral Home, 31 Church St., Georgetown, from 4 to 7 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at the Norfield Congregational Church in Weston on Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m.; a reception will be held immediately following the service at Norfield Church.

Donations may be made to the Norfield Congregation Church.

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