Obituary photo of Thomas Surprenant, Denver-CO
In Loving Memory of

Thomas Raymond Surprenant

1935 - 2019
Obituary photo of Thomas Surprenant, Denver-CO
In Loving Memory of

Thomas Raymond Surprenant

1935 - 2019

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Newcomer - East Metro Chapel
190 Potomac Street
Aurora, CO  80011
720-857-0700
Rosary:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer - East Metro Chapel
190 Potomac Street
Aurora, CO  80011
720-857-0700
Celebration of Life:
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00am
Risen Christ Catholic Church, 3060 S. Monaco Pkwy Denver, CO 80222
Interment:
Fort Logan National Cemetery, Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:30pm, be to Staging Brea C by 2:20pm
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80235
Newcomer - East Metro Chapel (720-857-0700) is assisting the family
Surprenant, Thomas R.
11/26/1935 – 05/10/2019

Born November 26, 1935 in Mishawaka, IN, Thomas lived in various communities before settling in Colorado in 1952. He became a member of the Colorado Air National Guard in 1953 and served for 40 years with the 140th Fighter Wing which won the World Championship Gunsmoke in 1981. After retiring as a Master Sergeant from the Guard in 1994, Tom continued his commitment to his cherished aircrafts by volunteering on the Guard’s exhibit at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum.

Tom learned carpentry from his father, and shared those gifts with his church, family and numerous young Boy Scouts. He was a Scout master for 14 years, leading camping, pancake breakfasts, and numerous badge-earning adventures. He volunteered at the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library for 20 years. There he found the comradery he missed from his years of service at Buckley.

In February 1966, Thomas met the love of his life at his brother’s wedding. Roseann Croteau stole his heart, and they married in December of that year. In their 52 years of marriage, Tom and Rose traveled the world together, touching 6 of the continents and dozens of countries. Together they had 4 children: Raymond, Theresa (Ron), Ann (Ron), and Robert. Those children blessed them with 13 grandchildren: Sabrina (Tim), Anna, Blake, Kylie, Mason, Megan, Maya, Carter, Emma, Tanya, Tallin, Nicole, Katelyn and 1 great-granddaughter: Sydney.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Hilaire Henry Surprenant and Marie Hillaert, as well as his brother Joseph Surprenant (Claudia-deceased). He is survived by his sisters Helen O’Donnell (James-deceased), and Lorraine Becker (Robert), as well as his wife, children, grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Newcomer - East Metro Chapel
190 Potomac Street
Aurora, CO  80011
720-857-0700
Rosary:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer - East Metro Chapel
190 Potomac Street
Aurora, CO  80011
720-857-0700
Celebration of Life:
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00am
Risen Christ Catholic Church, 3060 S. Monaco Pkwy Denver, CO 80222
Interment:
Fort Logan National Cemetery, Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:30pm, be to Staging Brea C by 2:20pm
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80235
Newcomer - East Metro Chapel (720-857-0700) is assisting the family

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