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‘Feisty fighter’ mourned

August 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Even 35 years ago, when this was a more robust city, Phyllis H. Thomas was a rare breed – a doctor’s wife who became a social activist instead of socialite.
After her death Thursday at the age of 93, it’s unlikely the city will see her kind again any time soon, says John Dionne, a former president of the City Council who knew her well.
“You don’t find dedicated people like that,” he says. “People don’t want to get involved anymore.”


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