Thomas "Tom" Allen Duperon of Saginaw, Michigan
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away with his family by his side, following a lengthy illness, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Covenant HealthCare - Cooper. He was 66 years old. Thomas Allen Duperon was born on July 7, 1955, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Timothy Joseph and Phyllis May (Ruggles) Duperon. He was a 1973 graduate of Reese High School. He met the love of his life, Margaret Ann Hatzke while dining at the Coney Island Restaurant at the Fort Saginaw Mall, it was love at first sight for Tom. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on December 15, 1973; she survives him. Tom began his working career at B & K Corporation, which later became Kuka Assembly and Test, where he had risen through the ranks and became a job leader within mechanical skilled trades. Tom was a gifted and talented woodworker creating many beautiful pieces throughout his life. He found a sense of peace and happiness being outdoors flying his R/C airplanes, tinkering in his pole barn, target shooting, working on his many projects, playing with his tractor, fishing, jet-skiing, riding his motorcycles, and going to the casino. He was a man of many talents and lived life to the fullest. Above all, Tom treasured and cherished the time he spent with his family. He left his indelible mark on this world through his wonderful sense of humor and silliness, by teaching his family the importance of never growing up and living up to his nickname "Peter Pan", and for his love, compassion, and selflessness he had for his family.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Margaret Ann Duperon of Saginaw; two sons and a daughter: Joseph Duperon of Saginaw; Christopher Duperon of Howell; Michele Duperon of Saginaw; three grandchildren: Maria Duperon of Saginaw; Makayla Duperon of Saginaw; Mason Duperon of Saginaw; brother, Bob (Melinda) Duperon of Saginaw; sister, Cindy (Harold) Burnison of Fairgrove. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, many nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy and Phyllis Duperon; brother, Dave Duperon.
A funeral service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the W.L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. Fr. Steve Gavit will officiate. Honoring Tom's wishes cremation will follow the service. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.