Thomas Raymond Paquette
February 19, 1960 – December 31, 2019
Thomas Raymond Paquette, 59, of Mooresville died unexpectedly on December 31, 2019. A graveside service to celebrate his life will be at 1:30 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Westminster Gardens in Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 1 PM prior to the service at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel. Tom was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Joseph Eldon and Frieda Nolan Paquette. When Tom was 14, the family moved from Toronto to Greensboro. He graduated from Northwest Guilford High School and received his B.A. in Speech Communications from NC State University in 1984. He also met his soulmate and wife of thirty-four years, Jackie Jewell Paquette, while in college. They lived in Cary until 1999 when they moved to Mooresville where they have owned Jewel Staffing since 2009. Tom was a hard worker and enjoyed living life to the fullest. He and his family loved the outdoors especially hiking, boating and travel. He had a varied taste in music and loved to attend concerts with Jackie. Tom’s bold, vivacious personality endeared him to others and he was gifted with the ability to advise, tutor and mentor others. He was interested in modern architecture, enjoyed home tours and was a member of the Foxbody Mustang Club. He leaves behind his wife Jackie and children, Chris and Monique both of Raleigh; brothers, David (Jenny) Paquette of Mooresville and Randy (Mary) Paquette of Wake Forest; sisters, Diane Williams of Greensboro, Michelle (Tommy) Buckman, Jr., of Gastonia and Karen (Doug) Parkes of Madison, AL; twenty-two nieces and nephews; and his canine buddies, Freddie and Daphne. In addition to his parents, his infant brother, Peter, preceded him in death. Tom’s family would like to thank the first responders and the staff of Forsyth Medical Center. Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.
- Joseph Eldon & Freida Nolan Paquette, Parents (deceased)
- Jackie Paquette, Wife
- Chris Paquette, Son
- Monique Paquette, Daughter
- David Paquette and wife Jenny, Brother & Sister-in-law
- Randy Paquette & wife Mary, Brother & Sister-in-law
- Diane Williams, Sister
- Michell Buckman (Jr.) and husband Tommy, Sister & Brother-in-law
- Karen Parkes and husband Doug, Sister & Brother-in-law
- Mr. Paquette is also survived by twenty-two nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant brother, Peter.
- Creighton Armstrong
- Ty Buckman
- Chris Paquette
- Joseph Paquette
- James Parkes
- Andrew Parkes
American Heart Association
7029 Albert Pick Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
- Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
- Graveside Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
Thomas Raymond Paquette
January 8, 2020
We sure had a lot of good times back in the day. Thanks for helping me build a swing set and for those second row Grateful Dead tickets. Sorry that those times ended so abruptly and I never got to see you again. Put in a good word for me. -Bill
January 5, 2020
Our heartfelt condolenses. Whether a large family gathering at our cottage or yours, the Paquette clan was there contributing to lifelong memories. Our love to you all during this terrible loss. Another of your Canadian connections.
Mike and Marg
Lynda Moher ( nee Dunlop )
January 3, 2020
We are so sorry for your great loss. We have fond memories of time spent with the Paquette family at White Lake. Tommy was always full of enthusiasm for all activities.
Your Canadian cousins
Lynda and Gene
January 2, 2020
I will sure miss you bro! Thanks for being a part of my life and family. Forever in my thoughts. Love you and the family.