By Representative Prasad Srinivasan
I write in recognition of the late Thomas P. Sheridan: a Glastonbury resident, an inspiring man and an individual of great character.
On February 8, as the legislature ushered in the first day of the 2012 session, my colleagues spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to reflect on his work. They offered their condolences and respects to his wife, Nancy Sheridan, as they remembered all of the good times shared with him.
Tom, an esteemed community leader, was very active in various organizations, professional arenas and nonprofit work.
A proud U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1968-1971, Tom earned numerous accolades, including the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Tom was a truly self-made man, proving that hard work and dedication can take one to great places in life.
In addition to practicing law, Tom served in the General Assembly as a House and Senate Clerk and was universally revered as a smart, funny member of the legislative family.
Tom wasn’t just a leader, but a man of dignity and good will and was very genuine.
He was always in good cheer as he helped his community, family and colleagues by making their worlds that much brighter.
I would also like to recognize Nancy Sheridan, whose kindness and congeniality serves as a warm reminder that Tom’s spirit lives on in those that carry his memory with them.
Representative Prasad Srinivasan, 31st District