2023ObituariesTommy A Sawaya

August 21, 2023by SealeUser6

May 26, 1945 ~ August 18, 2023

Thomas “Tommy” Aquinas Sawaya passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on August 18, 2023, at the age of 78.  He resided in Pride, Louisiana with his wife, Beverly Feduccia Sawaya, for 52 years.  He is survived by his wife; children Toby (Ashley), Rachel, Bradley, and Valarie (Kirk); grandchildren Sarah, Ryan, Madison, Andrew, and Alex; brother Phil (Nancy), and sister Lynn (Steve).  He is proceeded in death by his first grandson Andrew Thomas, and his parents Philip and Lulu Sawaya.  He was a proud employee for Exxon Mobil where he worked for 33 years.  Once he retired, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, watching sports, and doing anything for his grandchildren.  As a husband and father, he was known for being a protector, doctor, mechanic, chauffeur, and your go-to guy.  He was not always the best chauffeur and ran a stop sign or two.  He was an avid SAINTS Fan and enjoyed watching the SAINTS win the Superbowl.  After many decades he finally caught the big one, an 8.5-pound bass that “was not left with the man on the pier.”

Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Services, 1720 S Range Ave, Denham Springs on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM, with a rosary prayer at 7:00PM.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church. 14040 Greenwell Springs Rd, Greenwell Springs from 10:30AM until the time of the funeral services at noon.  Burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, Denham Springs.

Thank you for loving us enough to hold us close when we needed you most, and for loving us enough to let us go out on our own.  We are who we are because of all you’ve done and been for us.  We will always be grateful and we always, always love you.

We would like to extend our appreciation and special thanks to all our friends, family, and the hospice staff at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jude.

I am very proud and thankful to my children for their caregiving, love and support during this difficult time.  I could not have managed without all of your support.  Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com





  • Frank Jeanmard

    August 22, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Real honor to have crossed paths with Tommy as a contractor ( Turner Industries, Harmony) working in Exxon on several projects.. He was a person with honesty & integrity, a real nice guy.


    • Valarie Sawaya

      September 6, 2023 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you for your kind words he was a one of a kind of man we miss him so much


  • Jim Griscom

    August 21, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    Goodbye my old friend. I knew you not at Exxon but enjoyed our golf together immensely.
    I truly found happiness knowing you and hope I’m worthy to see you again in Heaven.
    Oh the golf we can play up there Tommy!

    RIP until then.


  • Jeff Goodwin

    August 21, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    Mr. Tommy was a wonderful man who lived for his family. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to you in your time of grief.


  • Douglas Sherwin

    August 21, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    I worked with Tommy on a couple of turnarounds and he was a pleasure to work with. He was soft spoken and easy going. Prayers for the family.


  • Diane

    August 21, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    I love you Tommy although we didn’t see each other except during holidays and special occasions. Beverly, I love you and the kids. Please know I think of you all as through the years. God is your strength. Ask Him for His guidance through this season of heartache, you are never alone. Love you, cousin Diane


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