Thomas V. Frail Jr.
Thomas Vincent Frail Jr. was born on 30 September 1936 in Providence, Rhode Island to Thomas Vincent Frail Sr. and Emma Hilda (Collins). Thomas passed away, in Providence, RI, on 31 October 2014. Thomas was a graduate of Burrillville High School. He had been employed by Coca-Cola for a short time before joining The Rhode Island Army National Guard where he served for 37 years. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years Pauline C. (Daigneault) Frail. He is also survived by his daughter Michelle McCaughey and her husband James and his son Bruce and his wife Anna. He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen. He also leaves 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He enjoyed hockey, computers, trains and anything electronic. He will be remembered fondly by family and friends, all of whom are invited to pay their respects to Thomas and our family on Thursday 6 November 2014 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in The Butterfield Home & Chapel located at 500 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02910. If you would be interested in information on the graveside military services please contact Bruce D. Frail at 401- 464-2119. Please send flowers to the above address and letters or cards for Pauline to 19 Briar Point Ave., Coventry, RI 02816 in care of her.
Leo & Pauline Lozeau - 11/05/2014
Pauline and family,
So sorry to hear of Tom's death. Leo and I are living in Florida now and will not be able to attend the services. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all your happy memories bring you comfort at this time.
BG. James T. Dunn (ret.) - 11/06/2014
Tom was a wonderful person. I will always remember him for aii the things he did for the soldiers in the guard. My wife and I are in Florida now and will be unable to make the funeral.
Andy Checchia - 11/06/2014
Sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest people that you ever met.
God Be With You
CPT John W. Conroy, USA, Ret. - 11/06/2014
So sorry for your loss.
Tom, will always be remembered as Chief Frail to me. I had the please of serving on his team when he was the leader for Rhode Island's first military tactical main frame computer located at the United States Property & Fiscal Office in Providence.
He always took care of us making sure we had everything we needed to be successful. I will always remember him for that.
Marcel Cartier - 11/06/2014
My condolences to Tom's family. I worked with Tom in the Contracting Office at the RI USPFO in the late 1970s, early 1980s. We continued to be friends for many years. He will be missed by family and friends alike. He was a true gentleman.
Carlene Carmen - 11/06/2014
Condolences to Tom's family and close friends. I knew Tom as a committee member on the Rhode Island National Guard Retirees Association, and as the RING Retiree's Sunshine committee until I moved to South Carolina in 2010. Tom was a very nice man to me and always kept me updated on my membership. We will miss him.
CW2 John R. Brosco, Sr., RIARNG, Ret - 11/06/2014
Please accept my deepest condolences on your recent loss. Had the honor of serving with Tom in the RIARNG and NG Retree's Association. Will be remembered for his honest, and dedicated service to all members of the RIARNG and his fellow members passed and present!
CPT (Ret) Ronald P. Lapierre, RIARNG - 11/06/2014
Worked with Chief Frail at the 1043rd Maint. Co. DAS3, United States Property & Fiscal Office in Providence in the late 80's. Mr.Frail was always there when you needed something and he always looked out for his personnel, he was always dedicated to the RIARNG and also during his retirement with the Guard retirees association.
CW4 (ret) Patrick O'Connors - 11/07/2014
I worked with Tom during the "NIKE days", and later in the RING Retiree Assoc. He was always the example of a warrant officer "quiet professional".
SGM/CSM, USA, Ret Dave Moravec - 11/07/2014
To Tom's family, I am very sorry. I worked with Tom for seven years at Nike Site PR99. I will always remember those day and I will never forget that most wonderful guy Chief Tom Frail.
SFC(ret) James J. Buckley Jr,RIARNG - 11/25/2014
Worked with Chief Frail at the Pawtucket Armory in the early 90's. During drill weekends when he would vistit the Mess Hall in the basement and always comment on the good smells coming from the kitchen. Mr.Frail was always there when you needed something and he always looked out for his personnel, he was always dedicated to the soldiers