Thomas William Proulx
June 3, 1948 - Oct. 21, 2014
Thomas William Proulx, 66, of Norwalk, CT., died suddenly on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014 of a heart attack. Mr. Proulx was born June 3, 1948 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the son of the late Alfred (Buster) and Jeannette (Dodier) Proulx, both of Haverhill. After his marriage to Carmen (Thibodeau) in 1970, the couple spent 6 years in Texas before they moved to Norwalk, CT in 1976.
Tom attended St. Joseph Grammar School, Haverhill, Ma. and graduated from Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, Ma. He also graduated from Boston College in 1970 and received a PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1975.
The Director of the Society for Experimental Mechanics since 2001, Tom also worked for the former Perkin-Elmer Corporation from 1976 to 1996.
An avid Bruins and Red Sox fan, Tom also enjoyed golf and playing the guitar. He had a special interest in WWII and Civil War history and he was active in the Connecticut Bridge Association and editor of the Kibitzer.
Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially adored his granddaughter, Sam.
Besides his wife, Mr. Proulx is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Will Tingets and their daughter Samantha, of Norwalk, CT, and by his brother Daney of Guilford, CT, sisters Michelle Conti of Haverhill, Mass., Marie Mueller of Guilford, CT, and Donna Egan of Northwood, NH, and by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 AM in St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Jerome Building Fund, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.