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SLATERSVILLE- Thomas E. Mundy, Sr., 92, of Slatersville, died Saturday, January 26 in the VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA, after an illness. He was the husband of Clare (Ide) Mundy, whom he married December 3, 1945.
Born in North Smithfield, RI, he was the son of the late Stanley and Maybelle (Quinley) Mundy.
During WWII, Tom was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a fighter pilot in the China-Burma-India Theatre. During his later years he participated in the WWII Veterans Oral History Project.
After discharge from the service, he and his wife Clare established Mundy's Flower Shop & Greenhouses in Slatersville, and ran it until 1989 when they sold it and retired.
Throughout his life Tom was a tireless contributor to community projects, such as the renovation of Heritage Hall. Tom was an active member of Slatersville Congregational Church and the North Smithfield Heritage Association. He was a longtime North Smithfield School Committee member and served on the Building Committee for the first North Smithfield High School. He was also a coach and sponsor for North Smithfield Little League.
Besides his wife, he leaves his daughter, Sandra P. Mundy and her companion, Lewis H. Place, III of Slatersville; his daughter-in-law, Carol A. Mundy of Woonsocket; his sister, Shirley Smith of Slatersville; two grandchildren, Garreth Mundy and Jenna Germano; his great grandson, Elliott Tetreault, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas E. Mundy, Jr., two brothers, George and Stanley Mundy, and his sister, Ida M. Mundy.
The family would like to thank the VA Hospitals in Providence and West Roxbury for their kind and compassionate care of Tom over the past few years. It is greatly appreciated.
A memorial service followed by a light collation will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Slatersville Congregational Church, Greene Street, Slatersville.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. Memorial contributions may be made to the Slatersville Congregational Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 808, Slatersville, RI 02876 or to the North Smithfield Heritage Association Building Fund, c/o John J. Faricy, President, 802 Pound Hill Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896.
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