In Memory of Thomas J. "Tom" Frey

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Thomas “Tom” James Frey, 59, passed away February 10, 2021 after a valiant battle with colon cancer. Affectionately known as “Scuzz”, Tom grew up in Prescott, WI, born to Paul and Joanne (Schommer) Frey on August 20, 1961.

Tom graduated from Prescott Senior High in 1979. After which, he had a variety of jobs and moved around the country living in different states, most notably Florida. Tom returned from his travels and opened Boat Drinks in the summer of 1992. After running the bar, he went on to sell cars, houses, and even tried his hand at sealcoating. No matter the job, Tom enjoyed the work and made countless friends.

He loved many things, but his favorite had to be catching up over a drink downtown; always enjoying the riverview, good music, and Wisconsin sports. An exceptional storyteller, Tom was known to always have a smile on his face, and treated everyone as though they were family. His ability to live life in the moment was unmatched.

Tom is survived by children Nicholas (Sara) Kennedy, Joshua, Jacob and Liana Frey, as well as three grandchildren, Eleanor, Jackson and Porter; siblings Patti (Mark) Most and Bill (Teresa) Frey.

He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Michael “Biggs” Frey.

A celebration of life will be held this summer. Please visit: https://www.forevermissed.com/thomas-james-frey/about to share stories and pictures.

 

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  • So very proud of the courageous fight you fought & pray you are at peace.
    The days ahead are not as bright without your beautiful light. You meant so much to us all, missed beyond words.
    Thank you for being the best Dad and for so many wonderful memories we will cherish forever.
    You are in our hearts always.
    Until we meet again.
    Laura

  • A true one of a kind. I really enjoyed the times we hung out and listening to Scuzz’s stories and his insights into just about anything. I will truly miss those conversations. RIP my friend. Signed Amigo. His name for me.

  • Tomasina…..You goofball. It will take more than one candle to replace the shine in your eyes. You are missed.

  • I absolutely adore Scuzz. He always made me feel welcome and cared for. There isn’t anything that Scuzz wouldn’t do fo anyone. We truly lost such a. Amazing person and it saddens me so much that I didn’t get to talk him because his passing. I’ve been battling stage 3 cancer, and no, not trying to take attention away from Scuzz, just explaining why my presence wasn’t there recently as I was fighting for my life. One I know Scuzz would approve. I love you Scuzz. Thank you for all the laughter and love. You will never be forgotten.

  • Growing up, we’d go to the Kinni beach most Sundays. He’d play catch, go on walks, etc. but more often than not he’d just lay on the beach and watch people… I had to have been 8 or so when I asked him what he was doing. He told me he liked watching people, who were walking barefoot, figure out how hot the sand was! He’d smirk every time someone ran from shadow to shadow before making it to the water, haha! Seemed like it was always the little things that gave him the most enjoyment in life. Love ya, Pops!

  • Scuzz was a Prescott legend! He was always good for a story, a tune or two on the local watering hole jukebox, or just a quick drink in the sun, watching life go by in downtown Prescott. Attached is Tom in his Santa Scuzz sweater and me, one of his greatest admirers! His smiling face and personality will definitely be missed.

  • You were my classmate starting at St Joseph’s Catholic School. You were our class clown and we loved you and your antics❤️. You left too soon buddy…will always remember you and all the shit we gave each other, RIP Scuzz ..til it’s my turn…

  • When I was a kid I remember going up north somewhere and fishing with Scuzz and Bigs After all his parents and my parents are best friends,. When somehow my dad Pissy handed him a rusted frog lure to catch a fish … well he did couldn’t and wouldn’t of believed it if I wasn’t there could of been a Alfie Huppert story or Popeye Tronnier one but he caught this northern and it was great , then when Biggs died my Dad gave that lure to them. Surely will miss the hell out of the greatest story teller I know he had a way to make people feel good !! And the stories he had ….. I even was in school with him but I’m not telling those stories RIP till we meet again

  • I started out knowing Scuzz as one of my brother Scott’s best friends. It wasn’t until he was gone that I realized that he was also my friend. When I moved to Florida he was already there living with Scott and he became my roommate. I will never forget my first Christmas morning there drinking mimosas with Scuzz, Laura, Scott and the rest of the crew with fresh squeezed orange juice with oranges from John and Tammi McEnroe’s back yard. As time went on down there he was like a big brother to me. If Scott wasn’t around Scuzz and David were always there for me. When I moved back to Prescott he was running the VFW and he hired me as a bartender. So over the years he went from my brother’s friend to my roommate to my boss to a friend. So many good and fun memories and a lot of great stories. Miss you Scuzz. RIP