Paul R. Thompson
Lowell, MA & Murrells Inlet, SC
Paul R. Thompson died Friday, August 22, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, SC surrounded by his family. He was 69.
Paul was a longtime resident of Lowell, MA, and had moved to Murrells Inlet, SC shortly after his retirement from the Lowell District Court in 2009.
Paul was born in Cambridge, MA, on October 6, 1944, and was a son of the late David and Dorothy Thompson.
Among his many proud accomplishments, he honored his country as a U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
Throughout his life, Paul was dedicated to serving others and the community and impacted so many around him in a positive way. He was extremely active in the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus, holding multiple Offices at the local and state levels over the years. He was an active member of the Myrtle Beach Marine Corp League, and the Monastery of St Clare Guild. Paul also gave back to the communities he loved by volunteering at the Waccamaw Community Hospital and the Myrtle Beach Airport Hospitality Center.
Paul was guilty of several things in his life: committing random acts of kindness, loving people unconditionally, being fiercely loyal, always keeping a secret and spoiling his grandchildren.
He was known and loved for his candor, sarcasm and humor. He has given so many treasured, fun experiences to those in his life and we will cherish those memories forever.
Paul is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy (Hobbs) Thompson of Lowell and Murrells Inlet; a son, Paul J. Thompson, his wife, Vivian and their children, Sean and Sarah of Manchester, NH; a daughter, Tina M. Santos, her husband, Brian and their children, Bryce and Camden of Pelham, NH; a brother, David C. Thompson, Jr. and his wife, Lorraine of Salem, NH; his Goddaughter, Kim Snow, many nieces and nephews; and his adopted sister, Sister Therese Marie.
A Mass celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at The Monastery of St. Clare. As per his wishes, there will be no Calling Hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of St. Clare, 455 River Rd. Andover, MA 01810.
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 24, 2014