Tom Peat August 31, 1930 - October 22, 2003 Lovingly surrounded by his family, Tom Peat of Danbury passed from this life on Wednesday, October 22nd at Bethel Health Care Center after a short, courageous battle with melanoma. Born in New York City on August 31, 1930, Tom was the son of the late Frank Peat and Kathleen Peat Hoffman. He attended schools in Brooklyn, New York and joined the US navy during the Korean conflict serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. After his discharge he joined General Motors Corporation as a millwright in their Tarrytown plant, retiring in 1993 after 38 years of service. The expression "a family man" could have been coined for Tom. He and his wife, Rose Mary, who would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on October 30th, raised their children in Danbury: a son and his wife, David and Mary Peat of Wellington, Florida and a daughter and her husband, Pamela and Desmond Rustici of Danbury. His grandchildren were his joy; Sera, David, and Rachel Peat and Alexandria and Tyler Rustici. He will be greatly missed also by his sister and her husband, Edith and Frank Morrison of Exeter, New Hampshire, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Concetta and Robert Rondinelli of Boca Raton, Florida and many friends. Tom also leaves six nieces and two nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his stepfather, Conrad Hoffman, a sister, Margaret Somers, and a nephew, Michael Somers. Funeral Information A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 27th at 10:00am at St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury, with interment to follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Sunday, October 26th from 2 until 4pm and from 6 until 8pm. Donations Information Contributions in the memory of Tom Peat may be made to Regional Hospice, 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 06810 or to St. Gregory the Great Building Fund, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT. 06811.