John A. Thompson

Date of Passing:

March 18, 2010

Thompson, John, A., ‘Jack’, 80, of Eagle Run, Warwick, formerly of Allerton Avenue, East Providence, died peacefully on March 18, 2010. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Manning) Thompson and the late Louise M. (Morin) Thompson.

Born Leominster, MA, a son of the late George R. and Rheta (Murphy) Thompson, he lived in Warwick for 9 years, Boyton Beach, FL for 6 years and East Providence for 65 years.

Mr. Thompson was a Comptroller-Internal Auditor for the Davisville Credit Union for 17 years before retiring in 1991.

Jack was a graduate of LaSalle Academy Class of 1947, where he was a member of the cross country team and a graduate of Providence College Class of 1951, where he was a member of the golf team.

Mr. Thompson was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was active in the Rhode Island Youth Hockey Association. He was a former baseball coach for the East Providence Little League and a former coach for the St. Martha’s Church CYO Basketball League.

Jack, a sports enthusiast, enjoyed golfing and attending his grandchildren’s athletic events.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters; Louise E. ‘Gene’ Thompson-Grove of Brookline, MA, Maureen A. Thompson of Arlington, VA, Frances T. Perkins of Barrington and Jane M. Thompson of New York City, NY, three sons; John A. Thompson Jr. of St. Augustine, FL, Charles R. Thompson of Lawrenceville, NJ and James M. Thompson of Washington, DC, two step-children; Christine M. Bedoya of Hope Valley and David E. Sullivan of Johnston, a twin sister; Jacqueline A. Rock of East Providence, and a sister; Sheila T. Sullivan of Baton Rouge, LA and seventeen grandchildren. He was the brother of the late George R. Thompson.

His funeral will be held on Monday March 22, 2010 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-7 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Jack’s memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701 would be deeply appreciated

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