Tom (George Thomas) Suttie

February 16, 1929 – April 14, 2024

Passed away in Santa Rosa, April 14, 2024, at the age of 95. He was the loving husband of Barbara Suttie (Dolly Masciorini) for 69 years. Beloved father of Debe Baileys (Steve), Terri LaLonde, and the late Cindy Suttie. Cherished grandfather of Daniel Chole, Alison Baileys, Jeremy Baileys, Katie LaLonde, and Amanda LaLonde. Loving great-grandfather of Isla, Jemma, and Lucas Chole, and Griffin Baileys.

Tom was born and raised in Petaluma and a2ended Petaluma High School. He was the youngest son of Richard and Edythe Suttie and had two older brothers, Dick and Jim, who preceded him in death. Too young to enlist during World War II, Tom took a job driving a hay truck when he was 16 years old. He later worked as a truck driver for Minatta Transportation for 15 years. Eventually he became a journeyman carpenter, a profession he worked in until his retirement in 1991, at age 62. He was a member of Carpenters’ Union Local 751 and the Native Sons of the Golden West. Tom was a member of Resurrection parish in Santa Rosa since its founding in 1967.

Tom had a wonderful sense of humor, a quick wit, and a great knack for one-liners and quips. He also knew every backroads and shortcut in Sonoma County. Whether it was family dinners, watching football or attending his grandchildren’s parties and events, Tom loved to be around his family. He enjoyed his retirement years playing golf at Benne2 Valley Golf Course, watching his beloved 49ers, and did some traveling to Hawaii, Alaska, Washington DC, New Orleans. Most importantly, his biggest joy was spending time with the love of his life, Dolly.

A private memorial has been planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom’s name to Resurrection Catholic Church, 303 Stony Point Rd. Santa Rosa CA 95401

A special thank you to Maria, Teresa and Netani, the wonderful caregivers that took such great care of Tom. We appreciate you.

Thank you to Tom’s nephew, Roy (Junior) Brown, for his help the past several years. Thank you also to Tom’s niece and nephew, Donna Ielmorini Dator and Dennis Respini, for their continued support and the great spaghetti dinners Tom loved. Our family is truly grateful.