Thomas A. Ruquet, 78 of Oxford passed away on September 6, 2021, at his home with his grandson by his side. He was born on July 27, 1943, in New York City a son of the late Edward and Helen (Salerno) Ruquet. On September 10, 1967, he married Vita Vitale, who passed away on May 25, 2016.
He is survived by his children, Frank and Teresa Ruquet, and Joanne and Michael Cutler; his brother, Terrance Ruquet; his grandchildren, Matthew and Rylee Ruquet, Anthony and Stacey Ruquet, Elizabeth and Joshua Beadle, Frank and Samantha Ruquet, Justin Ruquet, Kimberly Ruquet, Stephanie, and David; and his great grandchildren, Hailee, Tommy, Emalee, Zoey, Casen, Natalee, Brooklynn, Marianna, and Adelynne. He was predeceased by his siblings, Edward, Donald, Kenneth, Gloria Dorsi, and Herbert.
Tom loved urning wrenches and was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed building club houses for his grandchildren. Family always was first in his life. In recent years he enjoyed gardening. He was long time member of the Brookhaven Fire Department.
A celebration of life will be held later. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford. Memorial contributions may be made the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, 330 7th Ave., Suite 200, NY, NY 10001. Friends and family may share memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com