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Howard Thompson

December 12, 1924 — December 23, 2011

 

SOUTHBRIDGE: Howard ‘Bud” Thompson, 87, died Friday, Dec. 23, in Overlook Masonic Healthcare. His wife Phyllis (Gould) Thompson died Dec. 24, 2007.
 
He leaves a daughter Cynthia J. Giroux and her husband Gerald; 2 sons Wayne Thompson and his wife Marilee of Menlo Park, CA; Darrell Thompson and his wife Jennifer of Oceanside, CA; a brother Warren Thompson of Georgia, 2 sisters Winifred Lucy of AZ, Gladys Curtis of
Oxford, MA 5 grandchildren Erin Tyrol and her husband Jeff, Renee Giroux, Hunter Thompson, Ava Thompson, Cole Thompson and several nephews and nieces.
 
He was born in Southbridge the son of the late Ralph and Grace (Barlow) Thompson and lived here all his life. He graduated from Mary E. Wells High School in 1942 and from Cole Trade in 1947. Bud served in the Navy during WWII.
 
He retired from the American Optical as a tool and die maker, in 1986 after 40 years of service.
He was a longtime member of the Central Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and sang in its choir.
 
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and chair caning. He and his wife enjoyed many summers camping.
 
His funeral will be held at 10:00AM Friday, Dec. 30, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours are 6:00PM to 8:00PM Thursday, Dec. 29 in the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church, PO BOX 886, Southbridge, MA, 01550 or to Overlook Hospice, 88 Masonic Home Rd, Charlton, MA 01507.
 
An online guestbook is available at www.BelangerFuneralHome.com
 
 

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 29, 2011

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home

51 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 30, 2011

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home

51 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550

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Cemetery

Friday, December 30, 2011

Oak Ridge Cemetery

, Southbridge, MA 01550

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