Houston, Thomas 77, of Barrington, Rhode Island and Venice, Florida passed away on February 18th in Venice. He was the husband of Judith Coffey and the son of the late William and Phyllis (Myers) Houston. As a graduate of Andover Academy and Yale University, he was the President and CEO of several companies including Precision Brands of Downers Grove, Illinois, Engineered Technologies of Warwick, Rhode Island, and most recently the Newcan Corporation of Holbrook, Massachusetts. Tom was an avid golfer and a member for many years at the Rhode Island Country Club as well as Swansea and Capri Isle Golf Clubs. He was passionate about baseball and the Red Sox and gave them much needed coaching advice when he was watching them on TV. Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Janice Leo, stepchildren Sarah (Josh) Fulford and Sam Chin, granddaughters Briana and Jocelyn Leo, sister Nancy (Ralph) Jenkins and brother Robert Houston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday March 20th at 10:00am in St. Paul Church in Edgewood. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to jimmyfund.org or to buttonhole.org.
Tim Hall - 02/24/2012
I've just heard of Tom's passing and wanted to express my condolences on behalf of my family. Tom was a great guy and we will always have fond memories of him both at work and on the golf course. He was a pleasure to work with and would never hesitate to share a friendly conversation. We will miss him. What a great guy.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Hall, Don Hall, and Tom Hall
Barbara Murphy - 03/07/2012
Tom was such a wonderful boss. I really missed him when he left New Can. My condolences to the family.