OBITUARY: Frederick H. Thompson, Sr., 94

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Frederick H. Thompson, Sr., age 94, of Fitchburg, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on February 20, 2022.

Frederick was born on December 29, 1927, in Chelsea, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Henry and Elsie (Menier) Thompson. Frederick was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School.

Following graduation, Frederick enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 22, 1948. He proudly served his country, earning several accolades for his dedicated service during the Korean War. On October 15, 1954, Frederick was honorably discharged and returned home to his family.

Frederick met his wife, Rose Marie (DeStefano) Thompson in 1957; they dated for a year and were married in August of 1958. The couple moved to Wilmington where they raised their two children, Joyce and Frederick, Jr. “Butch”.

Frederick went to work as a printer for the Wright and Potter Company for many years before taking another position at New England Life. Frederick was dedicated to his job and enjoyed his co-workers. After more than ten years with New England Life he retired.

In his spare time, Frederick was a golf enthusiast; he enjoyed taking trips to different golf courses with Rose. They shared the same golf passion and Frederick was most happy when watching his wife golf. They enjoyed many wonderful memories together before her passing in 2001. He also loved working with wood. Especially building cabinets and decks.

Frederick was the beloved husband of the late Rose M. (DeStefano) Thompson, devoted father of Joyce Marasco & her husband Paul of Fitchburg, Frederick Thompson, Jr., “Butch” and his wife Marie Woodland of Tamworth, NH, loving “Grampy” of Benjamin Marasco, and dear brother of the late Elaine Reynolds.

A private Graveside Service at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on Saturday, May 21st at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial donations in Frederick’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

Frederick H. Thompson

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