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Thomas H. Hemmings
August 22, 1937 - December 15, 2018

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Thomas H. Hemmings passed on December 15, 2018, after suffering a long illness.

Tom emigrated with his family members—Father (Walter); Mother (Jeanie); brothers (Walter, Ronald and Les) from Scotland to Rhode Island in the early 1950s. Other family members include Lolita, Debbie, Beverly, Tony, Henry, Jared, Ashley, Alan and Lisa. Tom was an avid reader as evidenced by his knowledge of history and the literature classics; he was always a formidable competitor for anyone challenging him to a game of Jeopardy.


For many years he worked in health care at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA. For some time he worked under the stewardship of Dr. Harold Thompson as a cytology technician. He had recently worked at the Greenwich Hotel in East Greenwich, RI. Through the years, Tom had developed many close friendships. Both friends and family will always remember him for his clever wit and friendly demeanor. His dynamic personality was contagious. Quite simply, Tom could be a very funny man. He had a unique appreciation for music with an extensive album collection that featured such vintage artists as Della Reese, Barbara Cook, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Polly Bergen, and Connie Francis among his favorites. He will be sorely missed.


His family would like to thank the caregivers at the Kent Regency care facility for making his final months comfortable, safe, affable and meaningful. He will be laid to rest at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence at a private service.  
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