The Sun: Former Chelmsford High football coach Tom Caito remembered as a kind legend

By JAMES ALBERT | Correspondent | Lowell Sun

When it comes to describing Tom Caito’s life, certainly he was a “special” football coach, but the longtime Chelmsford resident, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 86, was much, much more.

He was a special father to seven children and a special husband of 62 years to his late wife, Peggy.

A special friend and mentor to thousands. A special teacher to students who didn’t play sports, including children with special needs. His humor, energy and charisma were unmatched. He volunteered his time at the Perkins School for the Blind and at the Brockton Veterans Administrative Hospital, and he was once named the Chelmsford Lodge Man of the Year.

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