- May 18, 1933 - November 26, 2016
- Marlborough, Massachusetts
of Richard R.'s Passing
- In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
Coleman House Activity Fund
112 West Main St.,
Northborough, MA 01532
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“Dear Melissa, Paul, Dotty and family,Our thoughts are with all of you. Gus enjoyed gardening and was happy to share plants. The Rose of Sharon...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Kathryn McMahon - Londonderry, NH
“Dotty and Family,Thank you for sharing your "Gus" with us. You are such a kind and loving family...and a beautiful couple Dotty and Gus-61 years and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Gina Z. - Worcester, MA
“Dottie and Family, My sincere condolences at Gus's passing. I'll always remember him snow blowing our driveway after a big storm.God bless him! ...Read More »
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“Dear Melissa and all your family,We will keep you close in our thoughts and hearts at this sad time.Jane and Erich (Meri's Mom and Dad)
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Witzel - Meriden, NH
“Worked With Gus at the cemetery many years ago. He was a real genuine , down to earth person .Condolences to his friends and family
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bill M - Marlborough, MA
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bill M - Marlborough, MA
“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.With love...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: lisa SWatko - Wilton, NH - Family
“Dear Laura and family, We are so very sorry to hear about your Dad. We wish you peace at this most difficult time. We are sending our love,...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Diane McCurley - marlborough, MA
“I remember the visits to 88 Spring Street to see Aunt Dot, Uncle Tony. Gus and Dotty would be there as well. Gus did snow removal at that time, if...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Marino - Orlando, FL - Family
Richard R. (Gus) Thompson, 83, of Marlborough, MA, died Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Following his graduation from Westborough High School, Gus enlisted in the US Army, serving during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He had been employed by the City of Marlborough in both the Street Department and later the Cemetery Department before retiring in 1980.He then spent his free time fishing, gardening, painting and building stone walls.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy ( Falco) Thompson of Marlborough, to whom he had been married for the past 61 years, his three children, Laura Tonelli and her husband Tim of Dudley, MA, Melissa Swatko and her husband Paul of Merrimack, NH and Christopher Thompson and his wife Victoria of Warren, RI. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mandy Tonelli of Dudley, MA and Timothy Tonelli and his wife Ashley of Marlborough and his sister, Shirley Jackson of Marlborough.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 30, from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, December 1 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, MA.
The family is grateful for the excellent care Gus received at Coleman House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coleman House Activity Fund, 112 West Main St., Northborough, MA 01532