December 2, 1952 - May 27, 2021
Thomas Collins Brabant, age 68, passed away on May 27, 2021. He was born in Detroit on December 2, 1952. Beloved brother of Nanette (Jack), William (Barbara), Suzanne (Henry), James (Monica), Mary Jo (Art), Jennifer, Christine (Mark), Phil, and the late Margo Brabant and Richard Brabant. Son of the late William and Peggy Brabant. Tom graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School and Oakland University. Tom's love of life was evident in his zest for living no matter the journey he was on. He loved to hike, play volleyball, visit with friends and family, travel to many destinations and took delight in music.... the louder, the better! Tom was a kind, loving and giving man. With each visit, whether at his home or yours, he always brought a gift. His car was full of goodies to share. Tom was a prolific writer. His journals were plentiful with memoirs, prayers, philosophical questions and spiritual guidance. His inspirational quotes and signs were posted around town with powerful messages to guide and give hope to all who passed by. Tom would give the shirt off his back literally to anyone in need. His possessions frequently became others. Taking care of others was part of Tom's fundamental essence and character. He was always "on call" to help and assist anyone. He had a giant and compassionate heart. Tom was a Christian and this was evident through his words, actions and witness to all that he encountered, from the least and less fortunate. He enjoyed all people from many different walks of life, religions and cultures. He embraced everyone and was an extrovert as he engaged with old and new friends. His courage was evident as he faced all the trials of life. We loved and cared for him dearly until the moment he left us and entered and embraced his eternal home, with Our Lord God. Visitation will take place on Friday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass, 10:00 a.m, at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak. n lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either: CurePSP at 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001 or online at psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give/ Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.
Thomas Collins Brabant, age 68, passed away on May 27, 2021. He was born in Detroit on December 2, 1952. Beloved brother of Nanette (Jack), William (Barbara), Suzanne (Henry), James (Monica), Mary Jo (Art), Jennifer, Christine (Mark), Phil,... View Obituary & Service Information
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