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THREADGOLD, Giles Ernest 92, born in Auburndale, MA but for the last half century a resident of Falmouth, died in Georgia on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Giles wore a number of hats during his life but is probably best remembered locally for his tenure as a Howie Carr sidekick. Together with his big smile and colorful attire, he was a fixture at the Falmouth Road Race, where he held court, exhorting the faithful from his corner at Scranton Ave and Robbins Road for the past 20 years. During the years he established many wonderful friendships working in Falmouth at The Casino by the Sea. He was a veteran of WW2, fought at the Battle of The Bulge and came home with a couple of Purple Hearts. After playing on the BC 1949 National Championship hockey team, he graduated from Boston College and picked up an MA in social work from BU while working as a counselor at the Dennison House. He would later distinguish himself as a collegiate hockey, football and baseball official, working the plate at the College Baseball World Series in Omaha, the line of scrimmage at the Army-Navy football classic. He truly enjoyed the many people he met through the years while on occasion suffering the slings and arrows of fan abuse at more local, regional and national high school and college hockey games than even he could recount. He was obsessed with golf. After his five children and two grandchildren, he was probably proudest of his tenure as hockey coach at Charlestown High School in the 1960s, where his teams were a perennial City League presence in the state HS hockey tournament. Giles never stopped asking about his group of friends that he met every afternoon at Dunkin' Donuts in Falmouth. He leaves his wife of 30 years, Sheila Threadgold, her three daughters, family and grandchildren. His previous marriage to Mary Dougherty produced five children of his own – Mary Anne Threadgold of Falmouth, Kevin up in Maine, Kathy and Rick Hulme Framingham, Kim Threadgold in Weston and Billy Threadgold, Casa Mesa, Ca. His grandchildren, Sawyer and Madison Hulme. All are invited to attend a burial service at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave, Bourne MA. For online guestbook, obituary and directions, visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com. Chapman, Cole & Gleason Falmouth, MA - 508.540.4172
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 22, 2016
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