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Humbert A. Thomas
of Leominster, was hospital chaplain;

St. Mark Church ministry volunteer; Vet; 94

LEOMINSTER -- Humbert A. Thomas, 94, of Leominster, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Keystone Center in Leominster.

He is survived by his two sons and daughter. Carl A. Thomas and his wife, Susan of Kennesaw, GA; Stephen R. Thomas and his wife, Jeanne of Fitchburg; his daughter, Dorothy L. Anderson of Fitchburg, and his former daughter-in-law, Marge Thomas of Ashburnham, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy M. (Nolan) Thomas on January 13, 2013.

Humbert was born December 22, 1919 in Dracut, son of Harry and Beulah (Shattuck) Thomas and came to Leominster many years ago. He attended school in Dracut and Stow before graduating from Hudson High School. In his youth he was active in the Boys Scouts of America and received a gold medal for saving a life. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Humbert attended college at Assumption, Notre Dame and the University of the South, where he attended St. Luke's Seminary at age 53. He was ordained on June 18, 1976 at All Saints Episcopal Chapel in Whalom. He later was a Vicar at So. Barre Episcopal Church.

Humbert worked at General Mills for years, before owning two Dairy Queens in Fitchburg for many years. He spent winters in Florida for many years. There he helped start a mission church in Beverly Hills, FL, called Shepherd of the Hills. He also kept active by teaching a 3rd grade class at Pope John Paul School in Lecanto, FL. He moved back to Leominster and volunteered at the Beacon of Hope Ministry at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Leominster. He had also served as the hospital chaplain at both Burbank and Leominster Hospitals.

Humbert was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the American Legion and was a 50 year member of the Fitchburg Lion's Club.

THOMAS -- A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 3 pm in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 60 West Street, Leominster. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from

1 - 3 pm in the church. Burial with military honors will be on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10 am in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home 106 West St Leominster is directing arrangements. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on June 14, 2014
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