Thomas L. Donais, 72 years old, of Pleasant Prairie, WI passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Froedtert South Hospital, Kenosha, WI.
He was born April 19, 1949, in Kenosha, WI the son of John and Merlyn (Covington) Donais. As a lifelong resident of Kenosha, WI and attended St. James School, St. Joseph Catholic Academy and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1967. He later coached football and basketball. Tom proudly served as an aircraft electrician in the U.S. Air Force.
On July 29, 1972, Tom married Diane Ritacca at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii Catholic Church, Kenosha. WI. She preceded him in death the week prior on December 22, 2021.
Along with Di, he was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Pleasant Prairie, WI. Tom enjoyed hunting, woodworking, bowling, building model trains, watching movies, and raising their dogs. He worked for American Brass, American Air Filter, Pa’s Pizza, and retired from InSinkErator.
Survivors include his mother, Merlyn; siblings, Timothy (Lisa) Donais of Jasper, TN, Joe Donais, and Lisa (Greg) Winter of Kenosha; in-laws, Joanne “Jodi” (Greg) Ritacca-Carlini and Carol R. (Mark Cavaleri) Ritacca, both of Woodbury, MN, Joe (Cristina) Ritacca of Perth, Western Australia and Katie Doherty of Orcutt, CA; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved dog Penny. Tom is further survived by Godchildren, Lisa (Donais) Winter, Joe Carlini, Brian Hogan, Elizabeth Cavaleri, and Emily Winter.
In addition to his wife, Tom was preceded in death by his father, John; his father-in-law, Tony L. Ritacca; mother-in-law, Pat Ritacca; and his sister-in-law Christine Lewis.
Services and interment will be private in All Saints Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, WI. A memorial to celebrate both the lives of Diane and Tom will be planned for July. To live stream the service, please copy and paste https://www.facebook.com/ProkoFuneralHome/live_videos/ into your browser at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Safe Harbor Humane Society at 7811 60th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142, in their memory.