John M. P. Thatcher Jr.
19182013 John Milton Perkins Thatcher, Jr., known to his family and friends as "Mouse", died peacefully at his home in Hilton Head, South Carolina after a brief illness. Born on March 7th, 1918 in New York City, to Katherine Sands and John M.P. Thatcher, he attended The Green Vale School, St. Paul's School, and Yale University. After serving as a captain in the U.S. Army, he and his wife, Dottie, moved to Greenwich, CT where they raised their three children. At that time he worked initially for Riddell Petroleum Corporation, a family concern, and then as a stockbroker with Mitchell Hutchins, Inc., a brokerage firm that became a part of Paine Webber Inc. In 1968 he and his family spent the first of many summers in Landgrove, VT. His interests included skiing, golf, music, cooking, and painting. He was on the board of the Greenwich Academy and the Weston Playhouse. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dottie, two daughters, Pat Thatcher and Barbara Donaldson, both of New Canaan, CT, two nephews, Peter T. Leach and Dr. Richard P. Leach, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, John M.P. Thatcher III of Greenwich, CT, known as Terry, and his sister, Katherine T. Leach of Saratoga Springs, NY. FUNERAL NOTICE: A service in Landgrove is planned for next summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, 703 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161 or The Landgrove Meeting House, 69 Landgrove Road, Londonderry, VT 05148.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Nov. 15 to Dec. 6, 2013