Thomas Friend

Obituary of Thomas Friend

Thomas W. Friend, 92, of Coggeshall Avenue Newport, died on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at Newport Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Irma G. (Christiansen) Friend.  Born in Newport on November 13, 1925, he was the son of the late Moulton W. and Elsie L. (Duby) Friend.  He leaves a son Thomas W. (Tim) Friend Jr. of Newport, his daughter Dianne M. Wardyga and son-in-law John P. Wardyga of Pawtucket, RI, and two grandsons, Peter C. Graeber of Middletown, and Paul T. Graeber of Rehoboth, MA.  He was the father in law of the late Leonora Graeber Friend.  Mr. Friend was a Navy Veteran of World War II.  He was in banking for 41 years, retiring in 1987 as Senior Vice President of the Bank of Newport.  He was an avid boater, and a past club treasurer of Goat Island Yacht Club.  


Services will be private.