Thomas M. Hart

Thomas M. Hart, 66, former resident of County Highway 107, town of Perth, resident of Stone Forest Drive, Pineville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Amsterdam on August 4, 1946, son of the late Alan and Ruth Savoie Hart.

Thomas was raised and attended schools in the Perth area. He was a graduate of Perth High School, Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Adirondack Community College. He retired after a long career with the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES and had served as the president of the Board of Education for the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. Throughout his career he enjoyed serving his community and was passionate about education. During retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

On September 4, 1970, he married the former Catherine M. Nicholas, who passed away August 10, 2007.

His loving family includes a son, Christopher T. Hart of Pineville, N.C.; a daughter, Andrea R. Hart of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Mary Giannetti of Rotterdam Junction; and a brother, Alan Hart of Perth.

A memorial service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010, with the Rev. John Medwid officiating.

The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

Donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1470 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or Alternatively, you may donate to your local Hospice organization. Please sign the family guest book on line at