Thomas J. Montague, 80, of Brookfield, husband of the late Patricia (Wright) Montague, died Oct. 10 at his home.

He was born April 2, 1933, in Wilmington, Del., the son of the late Thomas J. Sr. and Anna (McGlinchy) Montague. He was a graduate of Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Class of 1951. He was also a graduate of LaSalle University and received a master's degree in business administration from Western New England University.

He was an active parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield.

He worked in human resources for Risdon Corp. for more than 25 years.

He was an avid gardener, and later in life discovered a talent for baking zucchini bread.

He was happiest when spending time with his children and grandchildren or vacationing at his home at Surfside Beach, S.C.

He was known for his storytelling and his love of traveling to tour college campuses across the country.

He is survived by 10 children, Lynn Alfes, and her husband, Jay, of Jupiter, Fla.; Kathy Riley, and her husband, Fran, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Patti Paravatim, and her husband, Joe, of Brookfield; Mary Kate Tannone, and her husband, Tom, of New Milford; Joseph, and his wife, Patti, of Palm Coast, Fla.; Michael, and his wife, Rosemary, of Garner, N.C.; Kevin, of Surfside, S.C.; Brian, and his wife, Antoinette, of New Milford; Stephen, of New Fairfield; and Mark, and his wife, Kim, of Woodland Park, Colo.; 25 grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Markowski, of Dover, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

The Brookfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice and Homecare of Western Connecticut, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury CT 06810.