Thomas C. Thompson, 80, of Cranston died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Karen A. (Motta) Thompson.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Callie and Minnie J. (Bulford) Thompson. Thomas served as a Firefighter for the City of Warwick for sixteen years; serving six years as a volunteer firefighter and ten years as a permanent firefighter. He also honorably served in the United States Air Force. Thomas was a member of the Warwick RI Retired Firefighters Association and the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club and was the Past President of the Apponaug Fire Company. He was an avid reader and loved spending time with his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by a son: Gary E. Thompson of Richmond, VA; a daughter: Kimberly Ann Thompson of Shaker Heights, OH; two step-daughters: Kaylin A. Habchi of Cranston and Kerry A. Cook of Scituate; and six grandchildren. He was known as “Grandpa T” to Shelby Thompson Blood and Douglas Thompson and was known as “Papa” to Madison Cook, Ghassan Habchi and George Habchi. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the loving father of the late Bronwyn Thompson Schofield and brother of the late Dennis and Douglas Thompson.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. in All Saints Episcopal Church, 111 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Entombment with military honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to: Warwick RI Retired Firefighters Association, 750 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889 or All Saints Episcopal Church, 111 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org