September 28, 1921 - October 4, 2016
John P. Thompson, Sr., 95, formerly of Swampscott & Salem, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. He was the loving husband of the late Doris (Fleming) Thompson, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Louisville, KY on Sept. 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Herbert and Anna (Shietinger) Thompson. He was raised and educated in Louisville and graduated from the University of Louisville. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Following the war, John began his career with General Electric in Ohio. He was transferred to New York and then Lynn, and retired from Arthur D. Little, Inc., where he worked in research & development. He was a longtime member of the First Church in Swampscott and Tedesco Country Club. He enjoyed reading and spending winters in Holiday, FL, where he was a member of the Cypress Run Golf Club. He leaves his children, Sally Thompson and her husband George Gately of Peabody, Mark Thompson and his wife Laurel of Swampscott, and W. Randall Thompson and his wife Mary of Florida, his daughter-in-law, Linda Thompson, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Phil Thompson, a grandson, Kevin Gately, and a sister, Mary Alice Schwab. His Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at 11AM in the First Church in Swampscott, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Burial will follow in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Monday from 4-7PM in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to the Kevin J. Gately Foundation, c/o 24 Lisa Rd., Peabody, MA 01960 or online at KJGfoundation.org.
John P. Thompson, Sr., 95, formerly of Swampscott & Salem, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. He was the loving husband of the late Doris (Fleming) Thompson, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born... View Obituary & Service Information
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