1958 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Thomas William LeBeau, gardener, family man, and a friend to many died on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Hillcrest Commons after suffering from a long illness. Tom was born in Adams, on Apr. 19, 1958, to Roy William and Katherine Marie Dolle LeBeau. He entered the United States Army in 1975 serving in the infantry. He spent most of his time at Fort Ord in Calif. He was honorably discharged in 1981. He did many different jobs when he returned to civilian life. He worked for several different fiber optic cable companies for fifteen years as a foreman. He also was a carpenter for fifteen years. He spent the last ten years of his life as a gardener, which gave him his greatest professional satisfaction. He grew up in Savoy and Adams. He loved spending time outdoors in the woods. He was a fisherman and cyclist. Tom loved his family. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, going to tag sales, and reading non-fiction books. He was a skilled woodworker, who could make almost anything, including a canoe, oars, and a bow. He was a generous and compassionate friend who readily gave a helping hand to friends and family. He had two brothers, Stephen (Tate) LeBeau and Raymond Francis Dolle. He also had one sister, Cynthia DiCenzo. He met his soul mate, Patricia Bateman, in 1999. They were married on June 8, 2014. Patricia wishes to express her eternal love for her "Papa Bear." Thomas LeBeau is survived by his wife, Patricia LeBeau; his siblings and their spouses, Stephen (Tate) and Emily LeBeau, Cynthia and James DiCenzo, and Raymond Francis Dolle. He is also survived by his children; Thomas and Jesse Liebenow; and his stepchildren, Travis Bateman, Diane Romero, and Nicholas Zarvis; as well as his grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Thomas William LeBeau will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m, at DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield with the Rev. Quentin Chin, Chaplain of Soldier On, officiating. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Soldier On in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
Dery Funeral Home
54 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 26, 2014