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Thomas J. Tuite, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio and SmithTuite, Thomas Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (RT 107) Revere for Retired Revere Fire Captain Thomas J. Tuite, Jr. who died on Thursday, September 1st at the Salem Hospital following a long illness, he was 83 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m.

Tom was born in East Boston, the family moved to Revere when he was just 2 years old. He was educated in Revere Public Schools and is an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1950. When Tom was a young man, like his father, he became “Watchman” for the Cunard lines at various terminals along Boston Harbor. He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served his country with great pride. Tom, remained in the Naval Reserves for a total of 9 years of service. In 1953, Tom wed his long time sweet heart, Virginia Olsen. In 1966, Tom joined the Revere Fire Department, a career that would span 30 years of dedicated service. In 1986, Tom was promoted to Captain, a rank he later retired as. Tom was a quiet and humble man. Tom was known as being a humble man, he enjoyed his home, his city, spending time with his family and above all, he loved his wife.

He is devoted & loving husband of 63 years to Virginia J. “Ginger” (Olsen) Tuite of Revere. Cherished brother of Irene T. “Reenie” Kippenberger of Topsfield and her late husband Ret. Revere Fire Captain Paul F. Kippenberger, and the late Nancy Polcaro & Margaret Tuite. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Late Korean War Navy Veteran & Member of the International Watchman’s Association.

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, September 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 7th at 11:15 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Rachel Wagner
    Sep 6 2016

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Uncle Tom will never be forgotten, and we will always have the great memories of him to hold on to.

    Love always,

    Rach, Alex, and Korbin


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