MARQUETTE, MI. – Thomas Dean Enright, 57, of Marquette, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at his home from natural causes.
Tom was born to Sara J. “Sez” (Armstrong) and Leo M. “Mickey” Enright in Marquette on December 29, 1955. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Tom had been employed as a heavy equipment operator by Enright Construction and A. Lindberg & Sons. He had also spent several years as a heavy equipment operator in Colorado Springs, Colorado and worked for several contractors in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to Marquette.
Tom served on the board of directors of the Marquette Electricians Junior Hockey Team and he mentored many young players. He also spent several years with the original Marquette Iron Rangers Hockey Team, beginning as a stick boy while in school, becoming a trainer and as a player in some of the team’s final seasons.
Hockey was Tom’s passion and he perfected the art of stick curving, using the furnace at the Palestra as well as his mother’s stove in the kitchen of the family home on Fourth Street.
Tom was a lifelong fan of the Minnesota North Stars from long before the first day Jack Carlson put on the green sweater, through the team moving to Dallas, Texas.
Tom is survived by his mother, Sara, of Marquette; two daughters, Lyndsay (Boomer Myers) Enright of Larchwood, IA and Jacqueline Enright of Marquette; two granddaughters, Abbygail and Koralee Myers; his brothers, Steve (Patti) Enright, Gary Enright, Jim (Cathy) Enright, all of Marquette, and Mick (Linda) Enright of Saginaw. Also surviving is a step-daughter, Deidra Mata of Phoenix, AZ; his former wife, Jill Bruno Enright of Marquette along with numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2002.
A celebration of Tom’s life will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Nicholas Cammarata presiding. The Enright family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will immediately follow in the church social hall.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider an education fund being established to assist Tom’s children c/o Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, 526 N. Third St., Marquette, MI 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com