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Thomas Chalmers 1932-2007 ADAMS - Thomas Anthony Chalmers, 75, of 19 Second St. died Saturday at Sentara Careplex Hospital in Hampton, Va., where he had been visiting friends. Born in Tewksbury on Jan. 9, 1932, son of Mildred Janowski McGlynn. He attended Adams schools and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mr. Chalmers was a Marine veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 to 1955 and attaining the rank of sergeant. He was employed by General Electric Co. in Pittsfield for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was a communicant of the Parish of Notre Dame-St. Thomas and a member of the American Legion and the GE Quarter Century and Pensioners' clubs. His wife, the former Irene E. Lanoue, whom he married Nov. 24, 1955, died Aug. 2, 1985. He leaves a daughter, Dawn Gillespie of Neshanic Station, N.J.; a son, Glen Chalmers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE -- The funeral for Thomas A. Chalmers, who died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, will be conducted Thursday at 9 a.m. at PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas' Church in Adams. Burial will be at a later date in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Irene Chalmers Memorial Scholarship Fund at either Hoosac Valley High School in Cheshire or to Charles H. McCann Technical High School in North Adams, both through the funeral home. Mr. Chalmers also leaves a son-in-law, Robert; five grandchildren, Justin Gillespie of Orlando, Fla., Kathryn Gillespie of South Orange, N.J., and Emma, Dylan and Cameron Chalmers, all of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and three aunts, Stacia Hartlage of North Adams, and Mary and Julia Janowski, both of Adams, and his companion, Carol Daniels of Cheshire. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, visit www.apsfuneralhome.com.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 11, 2008
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