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Thomas Nelson Peat

February 19, 1941 — November 10, 2022


Thomas Nelson Peat


Troy-Thomas Nelson Peat 81, of Troy NY, peacefully passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022 at home after a long battle with COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis with his family by his side.

Thomas grew up in Cohoes and proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Lake Champlain.  He was a lifetime member of the Lansingburgh Veterans Club, member of American Legion Post 1450 in Halfmoon and past member North Troy Rod and Gun Club.  Thomas was a great outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting.  

Thomas and his wife, Mary Alice Murley Peat were married October 5, 1963 and had just celebrated their 59th anniversary.  Together they enjoyed cruising, dining and going to the casino.

Thomas worked as a machinist and could repair/rebuild anything.  He retired from Ford Motor Company in Green Island and General Electric Silicones/Momentive in Waterford.

Survived by his beloved wife Mary Alice Murley Peat of Troy; Loving daughters; Michelle Peat of Kentucky & Jennifer (Alan) Kyea of Waterford; Adoring grandchildren Nicole Peat, Matthew & Morgan Kyea; His mother Claire Peat; Siblings Janice Morris of Loudonville & Dr. Dennis (Carol) Peat of Arizona.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father Francis Peat.

Thomas will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.  Special thank you to Allison Drake, NP, Joseph M. Seguel, MD and Community Hospice for their compassion during this difficult time.

Funeral services will be private for the family. Burial will be held Tuesday November 15, 2022 at St. Joseph's Cemetery Waterford, NY.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Thomas can be made to the Veterans of Lansingburgh 777 1st Ave, Troy, NY

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