Thomas Grimshaw


Thomas Grimshaw, 59, of Warwick passed April 5, 2014 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital while being comforted by his loving family. He was the adoring husband of Doreen (Knight) Grimshaw.

Thomas was son to the late William and Julia (Golomboski) Grimshaw. Thomas was a former hospital administrator and Marine Corp veteran. Thomas was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman; he enjoyed working in his gardens and playing guitar and harmonica. But nothing brought him more joy than when he was surrounded by his family and grandchildren.

Thomas was the loving father to Christina Guidici, Melissa Kavanagh, and T.J. Grimshaw; as well as “Papa” to five grandchildren Juliana, Nathan, Kaelyn, Mason, and a soon to be born baby boy. In addition Thomas leaves behind his loving sister Joanne Capuano (Grimshaw) with her husband, Kenneth, and brother Michael Grimshaw with his wife, Linda. Thomas had two sons-in-law, Ryan Kavanagh of Warwick and Thomas Guidici of Chico, California. He was a brother to the late William Grimshaw Thomas (Papa, Bampa, Dad, Uncle, Big Brother, Tommy Griswold) Grimshaw will be eternally missed by his family and everyone who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, Warwick. Burial, with military honors, in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Information and condolences, visit


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