Michael J. Thacker Jr.

Date of Passing:

March 2, 2020

Thacker, Michael J., Jr., 37, of Barrington, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2020. He was the beloved son of Patricia A. (Carroll) and Michael J. Thacker of Barrington.

Born in Providence, he was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

Michael, a Sergeant in the United States Army, proudly served two tours in Iraq and one tour in South Korea. He was awarded the Combat Action Badge with two Iraq Campaign Stars. He enjoyed fishing and playing soccer, and was an avid Boston sports fan.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his two children, Rylan Thacker and Brayden Thacker; a sister, Shae Goodhue, and her husband Christopher of Barrington; a niece, Finley Goodhue; and a nephew, Owen Goodhue. He was the grandson of William L. Carroll of Riverside and the late Barbara H. Carroll and the late James and Katherine Thacker.

Michael is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

His funeral will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke’s Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Michael’s memory to St. Andrew’s School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington, RI 02806, would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. he was an amazing person and a great dad I will never forget him

  2. My heart aches for you. Thoughts, prayers, tears ?

  3. We are very saddened to hear of his passing and will be praying for the whole family.
    Wayne & Evelyn McVay

  4. Our deepest condolences to all of you during this very difficult time.

  5. I will always cheerish the memories I have playing and winning that Soccer championship for St A’s and all the laughs within. A true gentleman, You’ll be sadly missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing you. May your soul rest in peace, Mike.
    Hasta siempre amigo

  6. I’ll remember Michael as a friendly and sweet guy, with a ready smile. My thoughts are with Pat, Mike, Shae and the rest of his family. I hope that happy memories sustain you during these difficult days.

  7. We were so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Bill and Cindy Blake

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May eternal Love give you strength, now and always.

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