We have trained hundreds of bricklaying apprentices over the last 20 years. One of the joys of being a family run business is seeing our young apprentices complete their training and go out into the world to apply their skills and form their new careers. We see the photos on social media of birthdays, new loves, engagements, weddings, first homes and children. It was heartbreaking to find out that one of FCTA’s quiet achievers, Connor Musolino died in a car accident on 17th January 2021.

His last day of trade school was all about the future. Tony shook his hand, wished him the best of luck for what was to be a bright and happy life. We teased him about wearing shorts when it was the middle of winter. We joked about him sending his apprentices back here once he had his own bricklaying team. We laughed with him and helped guide his way through his apprenticeship. We were confident he’d do well.

Connor wasn’t the lad to burst out into the world in a confused teenage jumble of excitement, frustration and impatience. He was a quiet achiever. He took his work to heart, sharing photos of his trade school projects with his family. Telling his sisters they should give bricklaying a try. Connor was the natural mentor, the good guy who would lend a hand to the new apprentices.

For Connors family and friends we’d like to offer our deepest condolences. Be proud of him, we certainly were. He was one of the best.  

Trisch Baff