WALLINGFORD - Robert S. Thompson, 91, of Wallingford, beloved husband of 65 years to Agnes ""Nan"" (Robertson) Thompson, departed this life on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the MidState Medical Center.
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Bob was born on June 30, 1921, in Wallingford son of the late Clifford F. Thompson and Mary (Simson) Thompson. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University, class of 1943, and a Veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps having served during World War II. He worked as a bookkeeper for Wallace Silversmiths, General Manager at Barberino Rental and Leasing and later retired from Triple Springs Water. He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Wallingford where he served as treasurer for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Church Choir and Men's Club. Bob's involvement in the church very much defined the man he was. He was a past-president of the Wallingford Rotary Club. In his early years he was an avid stamp collector. He loved spending time at his property in New Hampshire; he enjoyed blueberry hunting and growing tomatoes.
He leaves to celebrate life, his wife Agnes ""Nan"" Thompson, of Wallingford and their children, Robert P. Thompson and his wife, Peggy of Alabama and Sally T. D'Allesantro, of Wallingford. Bob also leaves four grandchildren, Gina M. Montano and her husband, CJ, of Illinois, Melissa S. Thompson DVM, of Georgia, Corrine R. D'Allesantro of Masschusetts, and Robert J. Thompson of Alabama; along with two great-grandchildren, Lyla and Eva Montano.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Wallingford. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, 23 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the charity of one's personal choice. The B. C. Bailey Funeral of Wallingford has been entrusted with arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance or for directions please visit
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492
Published in The Record-Journal on June 23, 2013