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World War II Soldier flag  Willard Ray  Thompson

  (b. 11 July 1926Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 6 September 2007Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 81

Willard Ray Thompson was born 11 July 1926 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA. Willard Ray Thompson was the child of Charles R Thompson and Bertha Vaincourt and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Frank E. Thompson and Lulu George (maternal)  Joseph Vaincourt and Marie Rosalie Tremblay

He married  Frances Kroll .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Frances Kroll  was born 27 September 1922 . 

Willard Ray Thompson died 6 September 2007 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA .


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Occupation: Navy and Police Dept.

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Birth
11 July 1926
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

United States Navy
He joined The Navy in August 1944,was a SC3,and also was a 50cal Machine gunner on the USS Clermont and after the war he served on the USS Oregon City. His nickname was " Machine Gun Thompson or Tommy Gun ". He served at Okinawa and his ship brought Marines and ammunition to the front lines on the...Read MORE...


Death
6 September 2007
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)


SOUTHBRIDGE Willard R. Thompson, 81, of Paige Hill Rd., died Thursday, September 6, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, after an illness.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Frances (Kroll) Thompson two sons, Jeffrey Thompson of West Brookfield, Robert Thompson of Southbridge a daughter, Beverly Lacasse and her husband Kenneth of Pomfret Center, CT three grandchildren, Natalie, Gabriel and Tyler all of Southbridge. He graduated from Mary E. Wells High School and served in the Navy during WWII.

He retired as Sergeant from the Southbridge Police Department where he worked for 25 years. After his retirement he worked part time for Christie & Thompson Auto Parts and was a chauffer for the Masonic Home in Charlton. His memberships included the Quinebaug Lodge of Mason in Southbridge, the Doric Chapter, charter and life member of the VFW Post 6055. He enjoyed camping, spending summers in Seabrook, NH, tinkering with projects, and spending mornings at McDonalds with his friends.

Calling hours are 2:00PM to 4:00PM Sunday, September 9th in Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St., Southbridge. Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Church, 446 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA, 01550 or to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. An online guestbook is available at BelangerFuneralHome.com

Publication title: Telegram & Gazette. Worcester, Mass.: Sep 8, 2007. pg. A.4

Buried at:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
181 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA



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