Thomas Howland

Thomas Howland

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

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Obituary for Thomas M Howland

Bristol – Thomas M. Howland, 62, of Bristol, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

He was the husband of Margaret (Rogers) Howland, they were married for 40 years.

He was born in Fall River, MA., a son of the late William J. and Elsie (Mello) Howland.

Thomas was a cook at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, for the last 11 years, working there was his favorite job.

Mr. Howland has lived in Bristol for over 40 years coming from Warren, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

Tom had coached his sons and grandsons, at the King Phillip Little League in Bristol. He was a member of the Bristol Elks,he also enjoyed gardening.

Tom also enjoyed his trips to Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

He has also been a chrome plater for Tech Industries for over 35 years.

Besides his wife he is survived by his sons James Phillips and his wife Yvette of Myrtle Beach, S.C., David Phillips of Bristol.

He was the brother in law of Earl Rogers and his wife Debra of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

He was the brother of William Howland and his wife Bonnie of Warren, his sister Linda Parisi of Warren.

Mr. Howland was the grandfather of Jarid Ventura, Rhiannon Phillips, Mason Phillips, Kelsey Phillips and Robert Fraser.

He was the great grandfather of Alexis Snyder, Tate Snyder, Nyla Accardi, Matthew Grandgeorge.

Tom was the brother of the late Helen O’Donnell.

His funeral service will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00 am in the SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, 8 Schoolhouse Road Warren. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street Bristol, RI.

Calling Hours are Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. We WILL Be FOLLOWING all the current regulations issued by the Department of Health , until further notice.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or

***please note *** We have been, and are still currently following the Executive Order from the Governor of Rhode Island, and Department of Health Officials, concerning the COVID -19 Virus Protocols.
Should you not want to attend calling hours and or the service, you are all welcome to go to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol, at approximately at 10:45 am on Thursday for the committal prayers at the grave.*********

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  • Visitation

    March 25, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral and Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, Rhode Island
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    March 25, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    March 26, 2020 | 10:00am
    Smith Funeral and Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, Rhode Island
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    March 26, 2020
    Father Henry Zinno
  • Interment

    March 26, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Chestnut Street
    Bristol, Rhode Island
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    March 26, 2020

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Robin Guercia Perry

Dear Peggy, Jimmy, David and extended family of Tom,
Please accept my deepest condolences . Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever.
Robin Guercia Perry
Comment | Posted at 07:21pm via Condolence

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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Love always, The Harrington, Couto, and Simas families
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Elizabeth Penkala

RIP Thomas! You leave a tremendous legacy in family and friends!
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Pat Menard

Our deepest sympathies to the Peggy and the Howland Family on the passing of a wonderful person. His smile was contagious! May all the wonderful memories you shared get you through the difficult days ahead.
Comment | Posted at 10:37am via Condolence

Jay Ferreira

Grew up with Tom, including school, baseball and other activities, he always had kind words to everybody. my deepest condolences to family and freinds. -- Jay Ferreira
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