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Official Obituary of: Thomas R. Tullie, 80, on January 22, 2022

Thomas R. Tullie, 80, on January 22, 2022

Thomas R. Tullie, 80, of Norton, formerly a resident of North Attleboro for 25 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lenore J. (Monti) Tullie, to whom he was wed on October 6, 1962.
Born in Providence, RI on May 15, 1941, he was a loving son of the late Thomas A. and Anna (Lepre) Tullie.
Tom grew up in Providence and spent time living in Johnston as well. He was a 1961 graduate of Vocational Technical High School in North Providence and went on to further his education, earning his Associate’s Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University.
A proud veteran of the Vietnam era, Tom served his country in the United States Navy, in which he crewed a P2V, an anti-submarine warfare aircraft. During the later portion of his military career he served as Chief Recruiter of Readiness Command One. He retired from the Navy after 24 years of honorable service with the rank of Master Chief of the Command, E-9.
He continued to be a staunch advocate for his fellow veterans for the rest of his life, serving as the Veteran’s Agent for the City of Attleboro for 20 years and as a consultant for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. He also served as Grand Marshal for the Attleboro Memorial Day Parade and was instrumental in the design and erecting of the veteran’s monuments on the Attleboro City Common, and in bringing the traveling Vietnam Wall to Attleboro for display.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the North Attleboro Lion’s Club, and the National League of Families POW/MIA.
In addition to his favorite times, those spent with his adoring family, Tom was a member of Easton Country Club where he enjoyed many a game of golf, smoking a good cigar, and traveling with his travel buddy, Lenore, with whom he spent a very special 50th anniversary with in Africa where they rode elephants. He treated everyone like family and will be sorely missed by all of those who were lucky enough to know him and call him a friend.
Besides his beloved wife of 59 years, Lenore, he is survived by his devoted children, Lauren M. Tullie of Pawtucket, RI, and Thomas L. Tullie and his wife Judy of Del Mar, CA. He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Samantha, Jacqueline, Anna, and Alexandria. He was the dear brother of Richard Tullie and his wife Ann of Bluffton, SC. He was the brother-in-law of Linda Pizzuti of Johnston, RI and Lois Eck of La Costa, CA. He also leaves his nephews and nieces, Richard, Michelle, Stacy, Nicole, Bob, David, Leslie and 12 great nephews and great nieces.
His funeral service, to which relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend, will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11 AM in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA. Interment with full military honors will immediately follow the service in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 5-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tom’s memory to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.

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  • Hi Lenore,  I know it has been a very long time but wanted to express my condolences and wishes that you are well.  Warmest regards, Tim Lynch (your friend from ASB)

  • My deepest condolences to Lauren and her family. May your memories of him comfort you now and forever. God bless 

  • Tom was a wonderful man, always sharing a story and a kind word. May he Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family and friends. 

  • We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Lenore and the rest of the Tullie family. We always thought of Tom as a brother and enjoyed the time we spent with him and Lenore both on and off the golf course.  He will be missed. We pray you will be comforted by the many good memories of the time you were together. 
    With love,

  • We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Lenore and the rest of the Tullie family. We always thought of Tom as a brother and enjoyed the time we spent with him and Lenore both on and off the golf course.  He will be missed. We pray you will be comforted by the many good memories of the time you were together. 
    With love,

  •                        Lenore and Family,  – My dad Bruce cherished his friendship with you both, so very much.
                       I am so glad that we got to see you & Tom at my dad’s 80th. It meant so much that you came. 
                                      I find comfort knowing that he and Tom are together again.

                                                                   With sympathy,
                                                               Deneen Cogburn-Caprio

  • I am so sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Tullie.  He was such a good man and a great influence on all of us Sailors… My sincere condolences go out to his family. Especially his wife Lenore- I’ve thought of all of you over the years and hope your life has been especially blessed.   I’ll think of you when I hear the Navy hymn….

  • You will be sorely missed Mr. T. by so many, especially all the friends of your children Lauren and Tommy! You were one of the coolest Dad’s. You were a role model of a loving father and husband! Your legacy will live on with Lauren, Tommy and your beautiful granddaughters. Your love to Mrs T. and your family can’t be replaced or replicated, you were the real deal!

    Heaven got a good one!

    Love, Jill Paquin Currer

  • Lenore, I am so sorry to read of the Passing Tom. He was a gentleman and a strong advocate for veterans and the disabled. He was a good friend and supporter of my Dad building the Veterans Memorial, to guiding him with the VA. He listened to his, along with other veterans issues and helped to find solutions, no matter how vocal they were.
    I will always remember sitting on the side of the road watching the Memorial Day parades with my kids waving to you and Tom in his uniform, which he wore with great pride.
    But, most of all the love and pride he had for his family.

  • Dear Lenore and family,

    Extending our deepest sympathy and sadness on the loss of your dear Husband/Dad, Thomas.  May all your special memories help you endure your great loss.
    Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Lucia Monti

  • Peace Be With You Tommy
    and also with you Lenore and
    the family??
    The City of Attleboro was served well
    with your tenure as Service officer and
    ad if God needed a great team to look
    over the veteran angels in heaven
    may Connie and yourself be together
    once again??
    “Fair Winds and Followig Seas” my friend
    and let Rebound know I was thinking
    about him?☘️
    Joe Clougherty NA Veterans Services (Ret)

  • Tom was a good neighbor.  He was always ready to help out and cared deeply about Winnecunnet Shores. I will always be grateful for his many years of service as Chairperson of the Board for over 20 years. Lenore, you opened your home monthly to all of us with hospitality, food and friendship. Your graciousness and Tom’s commitment as Board Chair will always be remembered and likely hard to surpass. Tom will continue to walk the perimeters nightly and watch over us.
    My condolences to you, Lauren, and your entire family. Love, Oce and Laurie

  • Mrs. Tullie, Lauren, Tom and families, please accept my deepest sympathies.  I now live in Texas so I am unable to attend the services.  You are in my thoughts.

  • We were golf buddies with Tom & his lovely wife Lenore he has left a lasting impression on both my husband and myself RIP our dear friend we will never forget you and rerun pleasant incidents in our memories forever
    Love
    Kaye & Craig

  • My dear friend of the American Legion Post 20, as the present Chaplin I am sorry that I can not attend the funeral functions.  I am recovering from the Covit exposure which I had contracted at a previous wake.  
    Tom was an inspiration to anybody that had the pleasure meeting him.  Both my wife Mary and I will miss him dearly.  Don & Mary Vandal

  • Rest in peace shipmate. Tom during our military career it seemed like we were brothers. We served together at South Weymouth Naval air station, Then as Recruiters for the Northeast Redcom 1. From there we retired from the Navy and both became veterans service officers in the state of Massachusetts. You have been an inspiration for many. Your dedication and loyalty has been second to none. You have set an example for us to follow. Until we meet again rest in peace and may your family and friends find comfort and keep your legacy alive as an example of  a life well lived.   Thank you for your many years of friendship. Shipmate ” We have the watch” .      You will be forever with me , 

  • Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Tom. We were classmates at VTSRI.  It was nice seeing both of you at the last reunion. Dennis and Marie Robidoux. 

  • Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Tom was a dedicated caretaker of Winnecunnet Shores in his capacity as President. He was also a great neighbor and we will miss him. The “Major” of Winnecunnet

  • I want to extend my sympathy to Lenore and family for your loss. May your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.  

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  1. I want to extend my sympathy to Lenore and family for your loss. May your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.  

  2. Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Tom was a dedicated caretaker of Winnecunnet Shores in his capacity as President. He was also a great neighbor and we will miss him. The “Major” of Winnecunnet

  3. Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Tom. We were classmates at VTSRI.  It was nice seeing both of you at the last reunion. Dennis and Marie Robidoux. 

  4. Rest in peace shipmate. Tom during our military career it seemed like we were brothers. We served together at South Weymouth Naval air station, Then as Recruiters for the Northeast Redcom 1. From there we retired from the Navy and both became veterans service officers in the state of Massachusetts. You have been an inspiration for many. Your dedication and loyalty has been second to none. You have set an example for us to follow. Until we meet again rest in peace and may your family and friends find comfort and keep your legacy alive as an example of  a life well lived.   Thank you for your many years of friendship. Shipmate ” We have the watch” .      You will be forever with me , 

  5. My dear friend of the American Legion Post 20, as the present Chaplin I am sorry that I can not attend the funeral functions.  I am recovering from the Covit exposure which I had contracted at a previous wake.  
    Tom was an inspiration to anybody that had the pleasure meeting him.  Both my wife Mary and I will miss him dearly.  Don & Mary Vandal

  6. We were golf buddies with Tom & his lovely wife Lenore he has left a lasting impression on both my husband and myself RIP our dear friend we will never forget you and rerun pleasant incidents in our memories forever
    Love
    Kaye & Craig

  7. Mrs. Tullie, Lauren, Tom and families, please accept my deepest sympathies.  I now live in Texas so I am unable to attend the services.  You are in my thoughts.

  8. Tom was a good neighbor.  He was always ready to help out and cared deeply about Winnecunnet Shores. I will always be grateful for his many years of service as Chairperson of the Board for over 20 years. Lenore, you opened your home monthly to all of us with hospitality, food and friendship. Your graciousness and Tom’s commitment as Board Chair will always be remembered and likely hard to surpass. Tom will continue to walk the perimeters nightly and watch over us.
    My condolences to you, Lauren, and your entire family. Love, Oce and Laurie

  9. Peace Be With You Tommy
    and also with you Lenore and
    the family??
    The City of Attleboro was served well
    with your tenure as Service officer and
    ad if God needed a great team to look
    over the veteran angels in heaven
    may Connie and yourself be together
    once again??
    “Fair Winds and Followig Seas” my friend
    and let Rebound know I was thinking
    about him?☘️
    Joe Clougherty NA Veterans Services (Ret)

  10. Dear Lenore and family,

    Extending our deepest sympathy and sadness on the loss of your dear Husband/Dad, Thomas.  May all your special memories help you endure your great loss.
    Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Lucia Monti

  11. Lenore, I am so sorry to read of the Passing Tom. He was a gentleman and a strong advocate for veterans and the disabled. He was a good friend and supporter of my Dad building the Veterans Memorial, to guiding him with the VA. He listened to his, along with other veterans issues and helped to find solutions, no matter how vocal they were.
    I will always remember sitting on the side of the road watching the Memorial Day parades with my kids waving to you and Tom in his uniform, which he wore with great pride.
    But, most of all the love and pride he had for his family.

  12. You will be sorely missed Mr. T. by so many, especially all the friends of your children Lauren and Tommy! You were one of the coolest Dad’s. You were a role model of a loving father and husband! Your legacy will live on with Lauren, Tommy and your beautiful granddaughters. Your love to Mrs T. and your family can’t be replaced or replicated, you were the real deal!

    Heaven got a good one!

    Love, Jill Paquin Currer

  13. I am so sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Tullie.  He was such a good man and a great influence on all of us Sailors… My sincere condolences go out to his family. Especially his wife Lenore- I’ve thought of all of you over the years and hope your life has been especially blessed.   I’ll think of you when I hear the Navy hymn….

  14.                        Lenore and Family,  – My dad Bruce cherished his friendship with you both, so very much.
                       I am so glad that we got to see you & Tom at my dad’s 80th. It meant so much that you came. 
                                      I find comfort knowing that he and Tom are together again.

                                                                   With sympathy,
                                                               Deneen Cogburn-Caprio

  15. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Lenore and the rest of the Tullie family. We always thought of Tom as a brother and enjoyed the time we spent with him and Lenore both on and off the golf course.  He will be missed. We pray you will be comforted by the many good memories of the time you were together. 
    With love,

  16. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Lenore and the rest of the Tullie family. We always thought of Tom as a brother and enjoyed the time we spent with him and Lenore both on and off the golf course.  He will be missed. We pray you will be comforted by the many good memories of the time you were together. 
    With love,

  17. Tom was a wonderful man, always sharing a story and a kind word. May he Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family and friends. 

  18. My deepest condolences to Lauren and her family. May your memories of him comfort you now and forever. God bless 

  19. Hi Lenore,  I know it has been a very long time but wanted to express my condolences and wishes that you are well.  Warmest regards, Tim Lynch (your friend from ASB)

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