Thomas A. Brocato

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 23, 2011

1944 – 2011

NICEVILLE, Fla. — Services for retired Lt. Col. Thomas A. Brocato, 66, of Niceville, Fla., who died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Burial will follow with military honors at Heritage Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Heritage Gardens Funeral Home in Niceville.

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Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas was born in Shreveport, La. He was a 1962 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and continued to serve his country as a defense contractor in the Aerial Targets Branch.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Ann Brocato; one son, Michael Brocato and wife, Diana, of Niceville; one daughter, Michele Brocato Ellis and husband, Charles, of Newman, Ga.; three grandchildren, Jacob Logan, Haylee and Michaela Brocato; two sisters, Rose Mary Edwards and husband, Norman, of Vidalia and Diana LeBlanc and husband, Tommy, of Plaquemine, La.; one brother, John Charles Brocato and wife, Debbie, of Vidalia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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