Thomas J. Shinas Age 90, long time resident of Santa Fe, NM, went to heaven side on Thursday, November 8th. Married to his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Lois, for 68 wonderful years. They have six awesome children: Thomas Shinas, Jr. and his wife Betty, Carol Bolin, Rebecca Shinas, OP (MSJ Dominican Sister) Jim Shinas and his wife Yvonne, Mary Louise Buirgy, and Michael Shinas and his wife Alyssa, ten lovely grandchildren and eleven delightful great grandchildren. Tom was born in Negaunee, MI and proudly served in the armed services in the Aleutians in WWII, later received a Masters degree in Hospital Administration, and then the Deputy Director of the NM State Health, Education and Welfare Department and lastly an Administrative Law Judge. Tom was a man of honor, honesty and integrity and was held in high esteem by all who worked with him and who was his friend. He was always willing to help anyone with anything, especially if they needed to find a job. Tom loved spending time with his family, playing music, golfing with friends, fishing, making pasties, oil painting, gardening, doing cryptograms, and cross word puzzles, bridge and cribbage player, bowling, traveling world wide, watching the Green Bay Packers, but most of all dancing with his lovely wife, Lois, any chance he'd get! Family and friends will celebrate Tom's amazing life at the Mass of Resurrection at Santa Maria De La Paz Parish in Santa Fe, on November 15th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Burial at the National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Please join us! Please wear colorful and joyful garb for this is truly a celebration of a man who lived every breath of his life with color, goodness, laughter, joy, and love! Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at:

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600