Thomas P. Hughes
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Thomas P. Hughes
  • December 16, 1943 - December 31, 2017
  • Bristol, Rhode Island

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Thomas P. Hughes, age 74 of Bristol passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Kathleen J. (McCauley) Hughes, to whom he had been happily married to for 36 years.

Born in Providence, Tom was the son of the late Thomas H. and Evelyn M. (Jones) Hughes, and a graduate of Hope High School, class of 1961. He spent more than half of his life in Bristol. Tom was an avid woodworker who also enjoyed tending to his garden and spending time with his neighborhood friends. He was a huge NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt. Tom was known by those closest to him as the "Mayor of Burton Street."

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a son, Tucker M. Hughes of TN; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Ferolito of Bristol and Sara Walsh of AZ; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Tom's prayer service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 6:15PM in the WILBUR-ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885. Visitation prior from 3:30 to 6:15PM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers donations in Tom's honor may be made to: Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. For tributes and online registration: www.wilbur-romano.com