Henry Tamasi

Obituary of Henry Tamasi

Henry Tamasi, 50, of Ulysses, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011 after fighting valiantly against Hodgkin's Lymphoma at Cancer Treatment Center Of America at Midwestern Regional Hospital in Zion, IL. Henry was born and raised in Princeton and resided in Ulysses, Nebraska since 2001. He was a graduate of St. Paul's School, Notre Dame High School, Class of 1979, and Rider University, Class of 1984. He worked as an assistant vice president at Nassau Savings and Loan, which later became Sovereign Bank. Henry joined Princeton Hook and Ladder in December of 1979 and became Chief of the Department in September of 1997, serving in that capacity until September of 2001. He was the first chief to be elected to multiple terms in the Princeton Fire Department. He was currently employed with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency as a Unit Supervisor for the Exercise and Training Section. Henry was an integral part of both the agencies emergency management and inception of the state of Nebraska Homeland Security efforts. He was a member and officer of the Ulysses Nebraska Fire and Rescue Department from 2005 to present. He is survived by his parents, Sebastiano and Mary Ann Tamasi of Princeton, his wife Shelley (Puls) Tamasi of Ulysses, Nebraska, a step-daughter Chelsea Lynn Martin of West Trenton, three daughters Bianca Rose, Lindsay Marie and Rianna Leigh Tamasi at home, and a sister and brother-in-law Denisa and Anthony Pirone of Lawrenceville and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The Funeral will be held 9:30 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton. Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the funeral home with a Fireman's Service to be held at 7:30 pm. A Memorial Service in Ulysses, Nebraska will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorial Contributions may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 10832 Old Mill Rd., Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68154, 888-847-4974.
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