Thomas J. Patenaude, 81, formerly of Rhinelander, passed away on June 26, 2020, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wisconsin.
Thomas was born in Green Bay on October 28, 1938, to the late Joseph and Kathleen (Schwalbach) Patenaude. On September 12, 1959, Thomas married Mary Burg, who proceeded him in death in 2004. On August 25, 2006, he married Millie Belluomini. They divorced in 2010 but remained very close through the years. Tom was employed at Tecumseh Products in New Holstein.
Spending time Up North, hunting, fishing, and of course cheering on the Green Bay Packers were some of the things that Tom enjoyed doing, but most important to Tom were his family and friends. Tom will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him.
Tom is survived by his children, Jory (Kevin) Brockman of Phelps and Jack (Brenda) Patenaude of Stockbridge; as well as his grandchildren, Gustin (Louisa) Patenaude, Alex (Nicole) Patenaude, Landin (Emily) Brockman, Riley (Sam) Kalata; and three great-grandchildren. He is further survived by Pat Saatkamp of Sheboygan, Jim (Aggie) Patenaude of Arena, Paul ( partner Peter) Patenaude of Madison, Dan (Jean) Patenaude of Park Falls, Steve Patenaude of Appleton, Jerry Patenaude, Phil (Jean) Patenaude of Weyauwega; sister-in-law, Jean Patenaude and Arnie Peterson; two brothers-in-law, Ben (June) Burg and Don Burg of Stockbridge; two sisters-in-law, Leatrice Hungerford of Madison and Janice (Roy) Buelow of Hilbert.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife Mary; brother Bill; sisters, Joanne and Kati; brothers-in-law, Fred Saatkamp and LaVern Hungerford.
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