Thomas LaPlante Jr.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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I still think of and miss you every single day. It's still impossible to comprehend that you're gone and I'll never hear that amazing laugh again. The pain of your loss is a sharp as it was when I heard the news of your passing.

T.J. I imagine you are watching the masters from above with George - guess they needed two great greesnkeepers up there.
you are missed every day, by so many.

It's Masters Season, dearest Tom . . . your favorite event - I don't know if it was so much for the golf or because of your fabulous memories of interning at Augusta . . . the pain of your loss is as strong today as it was months ago - perhaps stronger because you're not here on earth to watch the Masters.

In the book of Psalms it reads... precisous in the sight of the LORD is the death of HIS saints,
my prayers are with you
Thomas LaPlante of clovis NM.

We had just recently found out about the loss of our friend Tom...what sadness filled our hearts when we heard the news. Mike and I have many a fond memories of him, and his stories he used to tell. He loved his children more than life itself, and when I got pregnant with our daughter, he said cherish every moment with her because life passes so quickly, and they grow so fast. He was such a kind generous soul...he will be missed terribly! Our condolences to his family.

We can only hope that the Vikings/Cowboys game was transmitted to Heaven!!! Go Vikings GO all the way for our friend, Tom!

Tom always had the most positive outlook on life. He managed to turn even negative situations into something positive. When you were in his company, the sun shone brighter, the air was fresher, and all was well with the world. We will miss hearing his laughter, but will never forget it or him. He was a very special man - one in a million.

We are so sorry to hear of this sad news. Tom was all heart with the best laugh and sunniest smile. He loved all God's creatures and looked after all that needed help. He regularly regaled us with stories about "his" Red-Tail Hawks - the attached picture shows one that he rescued. The fledgling had fallen from its nest and Tom rescued it. When it was returned from a rehab center, he was bestowed the honor of releasing it back to its parents and siblings. He was in his glory! ...

I just found out last week that Tom is gone and I just can't believe it - the world won't be the same without him in it - he was among the most wonderful people I've ever known - thoughtful, generous, caring and considerate. His love for his children was off the charts - they meant the world to him. All of us in NJ that knew and loved him were blessed by having him in our lives.


Thomas's Obituary

Thomas LaPlante passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on November 29, 2009.