Thomas Abbruzzese

Thomas E. Abbruzzese

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
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Thomas E. Abbruzzese, of N. Main St., Bradford, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Monday, June 7, 2021. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Dunham) Abbruzzese.

Born in Bradford, he was the son of the late Raffael P. and Finita Abbruzzese.

Tom was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for years as a truck driver for Romanella & Sons, retiring in 1988. He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church and a lifelong member of the Bradford Citizen’s Club.

He will be dearly missed by his seven children, Samuel E. Stewart IV (Rhonda), Marie Trapp, Dominic Abbruzzese (Brenda), Deborah Edgely, Joseph Abbruzzese (Tamara), Vernon Abbruzzese (Colleen), and Michael Abbruzzese; as well as numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by four siblings, Luigi and Charles Abbruzzese, Ralph Abruzzese and Florence Comeau.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 14th at 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 7 Church St., Bradford. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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  • Service

    Monday, June 14th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 14th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Vincent dePaul Church
    Church Street
    BRADFORD, RI 02808
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  • Interment

    River Bend Cemetery
    117 Beach Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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    Please Note: Committal Service will be conducted with Full Military Honors.


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Robert Bessette

Posted at 09:38am
My condolences on the passing of your father. It is always sad to lose one's father. Remember the joyous times you shared. Take solace in knowing that Peace has now enveloped his being.

Sierra Spears

Posted at 08:50pm
We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tom. We loved going to his pizza shop after school for the best soupy around!! He would allow my siblings and I to shovel the driveway and sidewalk in front of the shop and all we asked for was a soupy grinder as payment. We thought we were getting the better deal lol. Even as a young teen we knew that he didn’t take anyone’s crap, especially when the guys at the bar would begin to get boisterous. He was a staple of Bradford for many years and will forever be missed.

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