Funeral Arrangements Set For Gary Tomasulo

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Gary Tomasulo.

According to his obituary, a Mass of Resurrection will celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Funeral Service of Washington.

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A well-known businessman and city leader has died after falling three stories from a fire escape in Beaufort County.

Gary Tomasulo was owner of La Bella Pizzeria on Main Street and the head of the Historic Downtown Merchants Association.

Officials say Tomasulo was working on a building he just bought about three months ago when he fell from a back fire escape Monday about 10 a.m.

There is no word why he fell. We do know a Washington police officer investigating the accident fell and injured her wrist, so the fire escape could have been slick from rain.

The building he fell from houses the popular ice cream shop "Scoops."

Tomasulo, originally from New York City, opened La Bella Pizzeria in July.


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  • by Sharon Location: New York /city on Oct 6, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    I worked with Gary Tomasuolo with the New York City Department of Correction, in the Correction Industries Division. He was a Captain at the time and I was a Correction Officer under his supervision. You talk about a wonderful person, words could not explain. He will be truly missed I know, because when he retired we all were so sorry to see him go. His family will be in my prayers. RIP CAPT. TOMASULO
  • by Dep Dobson Location: Waxhaw NC on Sep 14, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    Gary and I worked together for many years before we both went our way and landed in North Carolina. He was always eager to help out on any tour. He was a strong leader and a Great friend. He will be missed by all that he touched while in NYC. He was just fun to be around always had a big smile. May God be with you and your family. Harry
  • by Cheryl Location: Pinetown on Sep 9, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    I only met Gary recently at his business. Immediately I asked if he was from New York and I was happy to hear he was a fellow "Brooklynite". He loved living in NC and I'm sure he made a positive impact on Washington and its residents. He and his wife, Marie, are in our prayers.
  • by yeznena armstrong Location: greenville on Sep 9, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    I worked with Gary back in 1985 at nyc Dept of corrections and back then he was a union representer. He would really fight for your cause without fear of backlash from the higher ups. Such a loveable guy. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.
  • by A. Wilson Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    Gary was a huge asset to the community and will be truly missed. He has worked with our car club to make our involvement with Music in the Streets a huge success as well as our annual car show that we host during Smoke on the Water. We will miss seeing his smiling face and warm welcome at these events. On behalf of the Down East Rods and Classics car club, I extend our condolences to his family. May God give you the comfort and strength to see you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
  • by GDD Location: Historic Washington on Sep 8, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    Gary was a real asset to this community. I was in many meetings with Gary and I must say that he had a passion for downtown Washington. You never had to wonder where Gary stood on an issue. I was really looking forward to working with Gary and listening to his views as we move forward on the plans for Historic Dwontown Washington. In the coming months, the people of Washington will "forge ahead" with a plan for downtown, but there will be a very strong and important voice missing. Let us go forward in Gary's memory as we thank God that he sent Gary and Marie to us.
  • by PP Location: Greenville on Sep 8, 2009 at 07:31 AM
    He went out of his way to help some of the downtown merchants that could do something themselves. He will be missed. Prayers for his family -
  • by Mark Location: Bath on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    Terribly sad news. Gary was quickly becoming an irreplacable member of the community and it's growth. My prayers go out to his family. Washington will never be quite the same.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    Thank you Gary, for everything!
  • by Nancy Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2009 at 05:55 AM
    Kirk and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the family. Gary was such a nice man! We just ate at La Bella Saturday and he stopped by the table to say hello and fuss over my 2 year old nephew. He will be greatly missed.
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