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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Melvin Thompson

Melvin J. Thompson Sr.

February 14, 2019
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Melvin James Thompson, Sr., 87, of Suffield, husband of the late Lorraine (Bosse) Thompson, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He will now finally be reunited with the love of his life, Lorraine. He was born August 18, 1931 in Portland, ME, son of the late Robert Howard and Marguerite (McLeod) Thompson and had lived in Tariffville for over 50 years prior to moving to the Suffield House. Melvin was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Thompson was a Supervisor at Combustion Engineering for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Combustion Engineering Retiree’s Group and the Simsbury Codgers. Melvin was a devoted fan of UCONN Women’s and Men’s Basketball.
He is survived by his children, Melvin J. Thompson, Jr. and his wife Mary of Waterbury, Peter Thompson and his wife Trish of Westfield, MA, Sheryl Thompson of Enfield and Sandra Gibeault and her husband David of Waldorf, MD; his sister, Patricia Fahey of Enfield, seven grandchildren, Sara, Kristen, Julie, Melissa, Paul, Kyle and Kevin, two great grandchildren Caroline and Ingrid and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his beloved wife Lorraine, he was predeceased by his sister, Florence and his brothers, William, Robert and Thomas. The family would like to extend a grateful thank you to the caregivers and staff at the Suffield House and Davita Dialysis for the exceptional care given to Melvin.
His family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Thursday, February 21st from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a funeral service starting at 1:00 PM. Burial with military honors will follow in the Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit Melvin’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    February 21, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    February 21, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    February 21, 2019 | 1:00pm
    February 21, 2019 1:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Interment

    Simsbury Cemetery
    16 Plank HIll Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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Posted at 11:43am
I am so sorry to read of Mel's passing. He was such a GOOD PERSON and a Tariffville Friend. Dick Dart Blacksburg, Virginia.

david johnson

Posted at 12:31pm
Thinking of all the Thompson family with fond memories of Mel. As his newspaper carrier, I had many a good conversation with Mel. One of the T-Ville men who made a lasting impression on me. Best to all and take good care. Dave Johnson, Rochester NY

Jerry B.

Posted at 12:44pm
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Uncle Mel. Two days prior to my knowledge of Mel's passing, I was reviewing family photographs and came upon Mel & Lorraine. I smiled and thought of them most fondly. He, and they as a couple, consistently treated me in a most welcoming manner. That is what I will indelibly recall of this couple-- of Uncle Mel. Rejoice, Uncle Mel, you have now ascended to be at the side of God and your Angel Lorraine. Thank you, Uncle Mel.


Posted at 12:34pm
Please accept my condolences for the passing of Melvin. There is hope though, as the Almighty has arranged for the resurrection in the future. He promises, "... There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." (Acts 24:15) I hope you find these few words comforting and provide motivation to prepare for the new world of God's making. (John 17:3)

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