Thomas Rivet Jr. 85, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Ochsner St. Mary Hospital.
Thomas was born on November 5, 1936 in Plaquemine, the son of Thomas Rivet Sr., and William E. and Agnes Gonzales Brown.
Thomas served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War. While in the Marines, he was one of the Marine’s first mechanics to work on the first jets that were built for the Marine Corps. After three years of serving his country, he became a boat captain and a crane operator serving for 42 years offshore in the oil and gas industry. When he wasn’t working or spending time with his family, he enjoyed a day out on the water fishing. He was the true patriarch of his family and will be deeply missed by all.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara Ackerman Rivet of Bayou Vista; two children, Donna DiMaggio and husband Darryl of Bayou Vista and Tina M. Johnson of Patterson; six grandchildren, Amy, Darryl III, Tiffany, Courtney, Melody and Isaiah; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas Brown and James Brown; four sisters, Mary Smith, B.J. Massey, Bobbye Lynn Bordelon and Debbie Prisock.
Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Gonzales Brown; his fathers, William E. Brown Sr. and Thomas Rivet Sr.; his son, Thomas Rivet III; a grandson, Thomas Rivet IV; one brother, William Brown Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home with Monsignor J. Douglas Courville officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service and following the service Thomas will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the Morgan City Cemetery. Military Honors will be rendered by the United States Marine Corps Funeral Honor Guard and the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad.