Tomas Antonio Dougal Guzman, age 49 passed away at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Sunday the 23rd of August 2020 in North Providence, Rhode Island after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on the 4th of February 1971 in the town of Jalapa, Guatemala in Central America, to Tomas Dougal Tillett and Josefa Guzman De Dougal before moving to Providence, Rhode Island; he served honorably as a Navy Combat Veteran for the United States Military and served on the USS KEARSARGE LHD 3. While in his time in the service Tomas received the following honors and recognitions: National Defense Service Ribbon/First Good Conduct Award 20Jan97/Sea Service Deployment Ribbon/Navy Battle ‘E’ Ribbon W/2 Stars/Navy/Navy Unit Commendation/NATO Medal/Armed Forces Service Medal/Navy Achievement Medal/
Tomas’ experiences in the Navy played a very important role in his life. He frequently pointed out that military taught him more value and discipline which echoed the teachings and upbringing of “Mama and Papa”.
Tomas was the second eldest child of six children (Dougal #2). He is survived by his parents Tomas and Josefa Dougal, children Britteny Michelle, Sophia Nicole, Ciara Serenity-Mae, and Anthony Thomas Dougal; Brothers: Edwin and Augusto; Sisters: Marianela, Marta and Josefa Dougal Guzman, many nieces and nephews, and many cousins. He will be missed and dearly remembered as a kind hearted, strong, independent, affable individual who loved fishing, fixing cars, cooking, caring for his pets, and above all LOVED AND LIVED for his children. Tomas Antonio Dougal Guzman was a phenomenal father, an affectionate and attentive son and a steadfast and protective brother, whom will not be forgotten and always loved; gone too soon from this earth physically, but a believer in Christ that has now moved on to better and more glorious home to live life eternal with our Heavenly Father, God.Funeral: Family, friends and others whose lives Tomas touched are invited to Holy Mass services and Military Honors on Saturday: the 29th of August 2020 Promptly at 11:00am. Location: St. Charles Catholic Church - 178 Dexter St. Providence, Rhode Island, 02907.