🔴 Thomas "Tomaso" Schena passed away Friday at the age of 43

🔴 A Celebration of Life is scheduled for May 21, and a funeral Saturday

🔴 Tomaso's greatest joy was drawing people and capturing their qualities

A celebration of life and funeral has been announced for artist Thomas "Tomaso" Schena.

Schena, 43, was known for traveling on his bike to Seacoast and southern New Hampshire restaurants and businesses to create caricatures of customers and workers using markers and Sharpies. The Eagle-Tribune reported art became his passion after a serious car crash in 2011.

The Nest in Plasitow will host a Celebration of Life Sunday, May 21, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friends and family are invited to remember their "friend and extended family members" and celebrate Tomaso and his artwork.

A suggested $10 donation will benefit the Timberlane High School student art program.

Tomaso's art on the wall of Casey's Diner in Plaistow
Tomaso's art on the wall of Casey's Diner in Plaistow (WMUR via Facebook)

"The joy he received in drawing was only matched by the happiness of those who he drew. His legacy will live in the hearts, homes and businesses of those who were fortunate enough to have met him," Tomaso's obituary said.

Tomaso's funeral is scheduled for Saturday at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, located at 116 Main Street in Plaistow.

A GoFundMe page was created to help with funeral expenses.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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