Peter "Pete " S. Thomas

Saturday, May 5th, 1934 - Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Peter “Pete” S. Thomas, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 after a long illness. He was born in Hartford CT, May 5th, 1934. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Stephanie (Popolawski) Thomas, four sisters and one brother. He will be sadly missed by his wife Claire, a daughter, Mary Saletnik, step sons; Tom Grenier (Pam), Jack Grenier & Ron Grenier (Linda), a sister-in-law, Sally Provencher, Grandchildren; Jessica & Stephen Saletnik, Thomas, Alex, Angie, Richard & MaryEllen Grenier, Great Grandchildren; Sophia Saletnik, Jennifer & Kai Grenier, and Johnny & Chris Wiroll, as well as many nieces & nephews. Peter was a retired 20-year Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at many bases including Korea & Vietnam. After the military he was employed by Combustion Engineering in Windsor CT, retiring after 20 years of service. Pete was a great Husband, Dad and Grandfather. He loved his trips to Wendy’s and was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan. He loved to make people smile and wanted happiness for his family. He also loved to sing for the ladies at the bank. Peter and Claire loved to take trips through the Enfield Senior Center, and enjoyed many things while there, especially the bands where they loved to dance. He as well as his wife, were loyal communicates of St. Martha’s Church. They sang in the choir and taught CCD to the kids. Dad, thank you for teaching me many things, especially how to ride a bike, fish and change my own oil. You were an all-around good guy. We will miss you so very much. Special thank you to the Enfield FD, Ambulance services, and PD as well as St Francis Hospital & Parkway Pavilion for all their sincere caring.
Relatives and friends may gather with his family during calling hours on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Browne Memorial Chapels. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 with procession forming at 10:00 am for a procession to St. Martha Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery. Due to the health crisis (Covid 19) mask and social distancing are required.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Martha Church
    214 Brainard Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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    Fr. Anthony Bruno
  • Interment

    St Adalbert Cemetery
    Summer St.
    Enfield, , CT 06082
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    With Full Military Honors


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Mary O’Connor Cox

Posted at 10:55am
I am so sorry for your loss Mary Catherine & family! Sending my prayers & love ❤️ God Bless🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Patti Benton

Posted at 12:31pm
Dear Mary Catherine and family, We are very sorry for your loss of your father. With Sympathy, Patti Benton and family.
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Sally and Frank Provencher

Posted at 12:20pm
With our deepest sympathy. We shall miss his "when you're smiling" song. He was such a friendly guy
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Posted at 09:57am
Such fond memories of Pete at our NAMI events and sending Claire and family our sincere condolences. Kate & Bruce

Bruce Rietberg

Posted at 09:31am
So sad to hear about Peter. He will certainly be remembered by those of us that knew him, especially with his dancing with his cane, or singing with his annual Red Nose each year. We were happy to see him at our NAMI events, and looked forward to his boisterous lively singing.
Kate and Bruce Rietberg

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