Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ


Thomas Eugene MARQUETTE

April 13, 1931August 11, 2019

Thomas Eugene Marquette, 88, beloved husband of Patricia Marie Marquette of 67 years, passed away peacefully on August 11th, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he lived for 68 years before becoming a resident of Chandler, Arizona for the last 20 years, where he was a member of St. Steven's Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Marquette served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was an active member of VFW Post 7401. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 28 years of service. In addition to his wife, Mr. Marquette is survived by his children, Tom (Gail), Dave (Paula), Gail (Mike) Plaas, Linda (Bob) Schultz, Dennis (Ladonna), Patty (Jeff) Stachulak, Chris (Larry) Murphy, and Laura (Marc) Graff, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother, Jim, and a sister, Denise, and was preceded in death by brothers Paul, Dick, Bill. Bob, and John. A memorial service will be held at a yet to be determined date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.


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Thomas Eugene MARQUETTE

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Maryann O’Neill

August 22, 2019

Hi Pat and family,
It has been a long time since I have seen you but have many good memories of you and Tom in Country Club Hills. Tom was such a nice gentleman. You were so blessed to have him for 67 years. I lost Bill when we were only married 44. Madeline McCormick lived next to you in CCH and I am still in connect with her. She is now happily married to a wonderful gentleman. Please take care !
I will be saying prayers for you during this time.
Maryann O’Neill

Linda Schultz

August 22, 2019

I have many, but a favorite one happened many, many years ago. We were over at my Aunt Gen's house in the city one day and my cousin Carol who loved to give my dad sass was there too. My dad and Carol would always joke around everytime we would all get together for family parties and holidays. Well I don't know what started it but I remember Carol kept saying that she could flip my dad over and my dad was like, " no, you can't." Then of course Carol came back with, "oh, yes I can." So this went on, back and forth, back and forth, until all of the sudden I see my dad flip through the air and land right on the living room rug. Oh how we all laughed and laughed!!!!!!

Donna Imer

August 21, 2019

I’m so sad to hear about Uncle Tom. I have lots of great memories of him including his Donald Duck talk which totally amused us kids of Bob& Clare!
Also I remember him later on being worried that he’d never be a grandpa; then of course he had 13 grandchildren! WOW!
I’m sure he’s going to be missed by all of you! Hugs and prayers to all!