Thomas D. Paladeau, Sr.

EARLVILLE - Thomas D. Paladeau, Sr., 83, of Earlville, formerly of West Chicago, passed away Feb. 28, 2019 at Michealsen Health Center in Batavia.

Memorial Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, March 9 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 221 Union St., Earlville with Father Augustin Kassa officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be at a later date at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery in Earlville.

Tom was born Jan. 17, 1936 in Geneva to Delbert J. and Ethel (Jensen) Paladeau. He married Mary Lou Modaff on June 22, 1962 in Fort Dix, N.J.

Survivors include his wife of Earlville; one granddaughter, Loretta (Matthew) Pinkham of Lacon; one great-grandson, Thomas Dewey Pinkham; one sister, Sherry Clark of Alabama; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas D. “TJ” Paladeau, Jr.; and two sisters, Pam Mack and Pat Sisk.

Tom was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Earlville. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army as a Spec Class 4, serving in Frankfort, Germany. He worked in construction from a young age and was the owner/operator of Earlville Underground Inc. He was a loving husband, friend and companion to Mary Lou; a cherished brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather; and a loving brother-in-law to Mary Lou’s sisters and their families. Tom is loved by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. His door was always open to those in need and animals needing rescue.

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