Thomas L. Clukey, 76, of Warwick, died November 16, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice in Providence. He was the devoted husband of Deborah (Gray ) Clukey, they were married for over 46 years.
Mr. Clukey, was born in Dexter, Maine, a son of the late Daniel M. & Florida (Pullyard) Clukey.
Tom was the President of T.L.C. Industrial Cleaning Inc., for many years, prior to that he worked in the maintenance Division at the R.I. State House and the Supreme Court, for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the Rhode Island National Guard, serving for over 3 years. Mr. Clukey was a parishioner of St. Benedict Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a former Dance Instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Besides his wife; he is survived by two devoted brothers Hilary E. “Higgy” Clukey of Spring Hill, Florida, Patrick A. Clukey of Warwick, two caring sisters, Crystal A. Carney of Warwick, Beverly Rita Vigue of Saco Maine. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Clukey was the brother of the late Sinclair M. Clukey, Daniel A. Clukey, Peter E. Clukey, Constance L. Wintle, Cecelia B. McCarthy, Athalie C. Bascom, Audrey M. Byers, Eileen M. Mahoney.
His funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Urquhart -Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick, burial will follow. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, and may call Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers gifts in his memory can be sent to the Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org