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Thomas A. Dyman

December 3, 1941 — May 30, 2022

Thomas A. Dyman, 80, of Newport, RI, passed away on May 30, 2022, in the John Clarke Nursing Center, surrounded by family and his devoted wife. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Peters) Dyman for 58 years.

Thomas was born in Newport, to the late John and Catherine (Kolassa) Dyman. He grew up in Newport, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from De La Salle Academy in 1959. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1963 and from Rhode Island College in 1971, earning his Master's Degree in Education. Thomas was everyone's favorite teacher, he taught history at Thompson Junior High (1963-1967), Gaudet Middle School 1967-1997), and Middletown High School (1998-2000).

Thomas was an active member of Jesus Saviour Church, often serving as a lector and altar server. He was a member of Vasco da Gama and the Holy Name Society. He enjoyed traveling overseas, especially to Greece and Egypt, and going on vacations with his family to amusement parks. He was a passionate historian and a great animal lover.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Nancy P. Dyman, his children; Mary (Thomas) Groff, of Newport, Kathy Dyman, of Thorndike, ME, Susan (Daniel) Larson, of Janesville, WI, Stephanie (John) Sabulis, of Peabody, MA, and his sister; Ann (James) Cross, of North Haven, CT. He additionally leaves 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 9:30 AM in Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, Newport. Burial will follow in St. Columba Catholic Cemetery, Brown's Lane, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Dyman's name to the Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842, or at

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