Thomas J. Puleo

August 20, 1933 ~ September 18, 2019 (age 86)

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Thomas Joseph Puleo, age 86 of Grand Haven, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 20, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Mary (Smith) Puleo. Thomas married Trudy Nauta on October 31, 1959 in Grand Haven.

He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He was an active member of St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28, the VFW, Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, # 925. He loved playing and watching baseball, bowling, doing crossword puzzles, and working on jigsaw puzzles.

Tom will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 59 years, Trudy; three daughters: Marcee (Scott) Findlay, Gina (Steve) Helinski, and Angela (Dwight) Wagaman; two sons, Thomas Puleo and Joseph Puleo (Janice Headley); 6 grandchildren: Tyler (Kaisey), Josh, Cecelia, Alden, Caleb, and Georgina; sister, Caroline McFadden; sister-in-law, Judith Nauta; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Rose Mitchell and Delores Barger; and brothers-in-law: Al McFadden, Larry Mitchell, Lamar Barger, and Bob Nauta.

The Memorial Service for Tom will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Fr. Norm Droski officiating. Full Military Rites to be performed by the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Grand Haven Buc’s Sports Boosters.


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September 22, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Mass
September 23, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Patrick~St. Anthony Parish
920 Fulton Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

St. Mary's Cemetery
1915 Park St
Muskegon, MI 49441


Grand Haven Buc's Sports Boosters
17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-850-6030

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