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Robert Earl Thompson

1946-2014 ADAMS Robert Earl Thompson, 67, of 50 Summer St, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the North Adams Regional Hospital after being stricken at home. Born in Adams on October 10, 1946, he was the son of the late Earl Sr. and Margaret Anderson Thompson and was educated in the Adams school system. Bob retired form the former W. R. Grace Company after over twenty years of employment. He was an Army veteran during the Vietnam conflict serving from August of 1968 to July of 1970, most of which was in Germany with Co. A 35th Supply & Services battalion. Upon his return, he served four more years with Army National Guard. Bob joined Adams Post 160 of the American Legion early upon his return to the United States and was presently the Post's Sergeant at Arms. He contributed his time freely to all post activities, whether it be Honor Guard, helping the post with their fund drives or as he was fondly known at the Legion breakfasts as Chief Garcon. He was always giving a helping hand to the community and in 2013 received the community service award from Adams Post 160. Bob was a communicant of the Parish of Blessed John Paul in Adams. He is survived by his wife, the former Constance Straczek, whom he married on October 12, 1974. A daughter, Jennifer Thompson of Adams, two brothers, Ralph Thompson of Lawrence, Mass., and Earl Thompson Jr. of Cheshire. Two sisters, Mary Thompson of North Adams, and Karen Pekosz and her husband Craig of Adams, several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Grace Thompson Soucie, and a brother John Thompson. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Bob will take place Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 7 PM from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, with the Rev. Mr. Gregory LaFreniere , Deacon of the Parish of Blessed John Paul, officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 PM until the time of the service, burial will be at a later date in the Spring at a time to be announced. Donations in his memory can be made to Adams Post 160 of the American Legion or St. Stanislaus School in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 24, 2014
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