Tom Fabietti Scholarship Foundation

It is not up to us to determine how or when we are to die.  However, it is up to us to determine how we are to live so that we do not have to die in fear.”

St. Augustine

Tom Fabietti was born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey.  When it was time for Tom to enter high school, he chose to attend St. Augustine Prep.  At that time, the Prep was “the road less traveled” and Tom was drawn to the position the school occupied as the choice that was not necessarily the popular or easy one. 

During his time at the Prep, “Fabs” as Tom was known to his classmates, was an honor student and three-sport athlete.  Tom achieved academic honors each semester of his four years at the Prep, while earning varsity letters in cross country, basketball and baseball.  During his senior year, the Prep’s basketball team won both the Cape Atlantic League and South Jersey Parochial B championships.  In quiet fashion and with a focus on team rather than individual accomplishments, Tom came to personify Hermit Pride in the classroom and in the athletic arena. 

Tom graduated from the Prep in 1986 and then entered Villanova University, where he majored in accounting.  He received his B.S. in Accountancy as a member of the Villanova Class of 1990, then entered the family accounting practice based in Atlantic County, after which he earned his designation as Certified Public Accountant.   Tom remained an avid Hermit fan attending many sporting events.  Through his own personal successes Tom demonstrated how the experience of St. Augustine Prep builds character in the image of the Christian Gentleman. 

Tragically, on the morning of April 12, 1994, while on his way to see a client, Tom was killed in a car accident that occurred on Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township.  Tom was 26 years old when he died.  He will be forever missed by his family, friends and colleagues, whose dedication to the Tom Fabietti Scholarship Foundation continues in the hope that Tom is never forgotten.              

For more about Tom, click here to read Fr. Paul Galetto's Funeral Homily