A family man who was a barbershop baritone
MILFORD – Thomas L. Myette, 85, of Milford and formerly of Wrentham, Reading and Wakefield passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. His devoted wife of 64 years, Lucille A. (LeFave) Myette and two sons Thomas Jr. and Michael were at his side, the rest of the family connected in love.
Tom was born in Boston; the second son of the late Clarence and Winifred Myette on May 5, 1936, and is survived by his six children Thomas L. Jr, Michael D. (Susan), Steven P. (Kimberly), Kevin J. (Beverly), Walter J. (Karen) and Denise A. (Christopher) eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two brothers, Peter (Jimmie) and David (Christine).
After graduating from St Mary’s High School, Lynn, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and later studied for a Master’s in Business Administration at Boston College.
Tom began his career at Hewlett Packard Company, eventually transitioning to Crosby Valve and Gauge Company (Emerson Automation Solutions). There he worked for over 25 years, retiring as Director of Global Procurement. He was a devoted employee who enjoyed many years of international travel and was fortunate at times to take his wife.
His wife and family were the center of his retired life. Outside family time, he enjoyed many years of golf as a life member of Foxborough Country Club. A musician at heart, he discovered another passion after retirement and became a barbershop baritone, singing in choruses and quartets. He particularly enjoyed delivering singing Valentine’s.
As a former all-star football player in high school, Tom never lost his love of the sport, heartily cheering for the Patriots each year. He also revelled in a good political conversation. Above all, Tom loved an adventure – from the thrill of white water rafting with his boys to the quiet exploration of serene country roads.
A celebration of his life will be observed in the spring of 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Barbershop Harmony Society. (https://www.barbershop.org/donate)