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John T. Sugrue
August 14, 1959 - February 1, 2018

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John T. Sugrue (Retired RI State Police) 58, died on Feb 1, 2018 after a long battle with Malignant Pheochromocytoma Cancer.  He was the beloved husband of Gemma G. (Guinguing) Sugrue.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John P. and Mary (Degnan) Sugrue.  Jack lived in Jamestown for 33 years and loved to swim in the ocean in RI and Florida.

In addition to his wife Gemma, he is survived by his son Thomas B. Sugrue, age 2, two brothers; William T Sugrue of West Warwick and Battalion Chief Thomas P. Sugrue (WFD) of Warwick, two sisters; Mary S. Colman of Narragansett  and Patricia S. Arruda of Swansea, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jack was a graduate of Our Lady of Providence Seminary in 1977, the RI State Police Training Academy in 1979, and received his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams College in 1981.

Jack was a retired sworn member of the Rhode Island State Police and honorably served in both uniform and detective divisions and received numerous departmental commendations.

Jack’s RI State Police 1979 Classmates have started a YouCaring Education Fund for Jack and Gemma’s son Tommy.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tommy Sugrue Fund at YouCaring.com or sent to 45 Devon Ct. East Greenwich, RI 02818 and would greatly be appreciated.   Burial will be private. 



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