Thomas J. Paulhus

Thomas J. Paulhus  of North Kingstown, passed from this life  on July 19, 2017.  Tom was born in East Providence on May 2, 1960. He attended the East Providence High School, went on to attend The Hotchkiss School and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Creative Writing. Tom was an avid hockey player who played school hockey at all levels and continued to play recreationally into his fifties. Tom was an active member of AS220 Providence, where his creativity and outgoing personality gained him some celebrity for his comedic routines and The Neo Nineties Dance Band. He was a  lover of music, especially the Grateful Dead, and a lover of animals, especially the dogs that he cared so much for. His faithful pet and companion “Buster” was never far from his side.  Predeceased by his mother Eileen W. (Ryan) Paulhus, he is survived by: his father Donald Paulhus and his wife Chloe (Housley) Paulhus; his sister Patricia (Paulhus) Coroso and her husband John; his brother Donald G. Paulhus, Jr. and his wife Christine (Travers) Paulhus, his brother Timothy Paulhus and his wife Mary (Burns) Paulhus; and his sister Joan (Paulhus) Berriman and her husband Edward. Tom is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and a large community of close friends.  A private celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).


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