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Thomas A. Landers

March 25, 1990 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 28)

Thomas A. “Tommy” Landers, 28, lifelong resident of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Tommy was born in Manchester, on March 25, 1990 to Thomas E. Landers Jr. and Ellen (Burns) Johndrow.  

Tommy grew up in Manchester, and was a graduate of East Catholic High School, Class of 2008. After completing high school, he attended Manchester Community College where he took numerous classes and earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, where he was chosen as the Troy Clark Award recipient.  He was working towards his bachelor’s degree at Central Connecticut State University, while working as a security guard. Tommy was a very caring individual. His love towards animals was known to all who knew him. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and writing. He will truly be missed. 

In addition to his mother Ellen and her husband Mark Johndrow of Manchester, Tommy is survived by his sister Caitlin Landers and her fiancé Vincent LaPira of Middletown, NY, his maternal grandmother Frances Burns of Manchester, his aunts and uncles Frank and Kate Burns of Manchester, Bob and Kim Burns of Lansdowne, VA, and Rich and Kim Burns of Woodbury. Tommy also leaves behind his cousins Matt, Meghan, Erin, Rob, Courtney, Madison, and Michael Burns. Tommy was predeceased by his father Thomas, his maternal grandfather Frank Burns and his paternal grandparents Thomas E. Landers Sr. and Marie Landers.  

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester. Guests are asked to please go directly to church. Burial will follow in St. Bridget Cemetery, Manchester. Memorial donations in Tommy’s name may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111. To leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit


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