Thomas J. Dunn


Thomas J. Dunn, 92, formerly of Warwick, Narragansett and South Kingstown, died peacefully on February 24, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the husband of the late Kathleen M. (Clemens) Dunn, and companion of Norma Knight of Louisville.

Born in Wilmette, Illinois, a son of the late John E. and Lucille (Condon) Dunn, he lived in Governor Francis Farms, Warwick, Bonnet Shores, Narragansett, and South Kingstown for many years.

A graduate of Bryant College, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The nephew of the great jazz musician Eddie Condon, he also shared the family talent for music and was an accomplished drummer during and after his years in the Air Corps. He worked for 45 years as a jewelry designer and manufacturer’s representative for Plastic Craft (P Craft) in Attleboro, Mass.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary K. Dunn (Thomas P. Dunn) of Bristol, Susan E. Dunn of Warwick and Margaret C. Dunn (James Rheinberger) of Rehoboth, Mass, two sons, Thomas J. Dunn, Jr. (Valerie) of Saunderstown, and James C. Dunn (Annie Schmitt) of Davis, California; a sister, Jane Anne Deignan of Vermont; a granddaughter, Brittany A. Dunn; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John E. Dunn, Jr. and Robert C. Dunn.

His funeral will be held on Friday, March 1, at 9 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston. Visiting hours are Thursday 6-8 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the RI Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 or St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston, RI 02905.


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