Thomas E. “Tim” Gillooly, age 79, passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Sullivan) Gillooly for 52 years.
Born in East Providence, the son of the late Thomas W. and Nellie (Mazeka) Gillooly, he lived in Warwick for over 50 years. Tim was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. Tim retired in 2000 after a 30-year career with the Providence Gas Co. His retirement allowed him to devote his time to the things that meant the most to him: his family, his friendships, and the game of golf. Tim’s passion for golf began as a child, shagging balls, caddying and playing wherever and whenever possible. He played in the Goddard Park league for over 18 years, where amazing friendships were also born. Tim was a voracious reader and history buff. He also danced like no one was watching, but everyone did, it was joyous.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Thomas Kiernan of West Greenwich and son and daughter-in-law Edward and Christine (Vatagliano) Gillooly of Warwick. He was also the proud, loving and beloved Papa to three grandchildren, Tayla Barreira, Owen Kiernan and Cameron Kiernan. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
His funeral was held on Monday, May 20, from Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial with military honors was in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visit www.barrettandcotter.com.