Thomas H. Less

September 6, 1932 - April 25, 2018 Chadds Ford, PA | Age 85 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

THOMAS H. LESS, age 85, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Rose Verratti Less, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edmund Less and the late Victoria Szwajkowski Less.

He was an industrial engineer working at ALP Lighting, Pennsauken NJ, retiring in 1998.

Thomas was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Chadds Ford, PA and the American Legion.

He enjoyed boating, cooking, fly-fishing and being with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Less and his wife Sharon of Elverson, PA and Robert D. Less and his wife Maryellen of Phoenixville, PA; two sisters, Rosemarie Dempsey of Oceanside, CA and Marcia Mason of Philadelphia, PA, and four grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrew, Michael and Mark.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 9:00 to 10:00 on Wednesday morning, May 2, 2018 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford PA 19317.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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St. Cornelius Catholic Church

160 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317



May 2, 2018 9:00-10:00 St. Cornelius Catholic Church
160 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA

Funeral Mass

May 2, 2018 10:00 St. Cornelius Catholic Church
160 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA


May 2, 2018 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. To the Less Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of a great, kind and funny man. The memories I have of Mr. Less down the shore at Aunt Graces and his little sail boat, being at family gatherings and having laughs are just to numerous to list. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. My heart is heavy and he will be missed.

    Denise Reino | April 27, 2018 at 1:59 PM
  2. Rose and Family:
    Tom and you all were the best neighbors every for over 40 years. I could always count on Tom to help me in time of need, share a story with or cook the best corn beef and cabbage for Patty’s Day and you’d invite me over. I know he will be missed but I also know he’s with you always – a part of your spirit and in your heart. He’s done with his suffering and in heaven. How great is that! God bless you all.

    Kathy Howley
    Your Next Door Neighbor!

    Kathleen Howley | April 27, 2018 at 11:55 AM
  3. We have so many fond and loving memories of Uncle Tom, especially from down the shore. He was a wonderful man and we were lucky to call him family. We are very thankful for the kindness and love he shared with all of us. He was a true example of what a good husband, father and uncle should be and he will be missed.

    Love and prayers to Aunt Rose, Tom, Sharon & Alex, and Rob, Maryellen, Andrew, Michael and Mark,

    Chris, Alice, Laura and Beth

    Alice Koziel | April 27, 2018 at 11:06 AM

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